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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 8a by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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WILLIAM B. DOHERTY, M. D., is a native of Ireland, and was born in Donegal County, January 24, 1847. His parents died in Ireland, but he was liberally educated. After going through the National schools and teaching for a time, he took a classical course. He came to New York in July, 1867, and for a time taught school. In the meantime he began the study of medicine. He came to Kentucky in 1869, and graduated from the medical department of the University of Louisville in 1872, and has practiced ever since. For six years he was clinical assistant to Profs. Parvin and Holland, both now of Philadelphia. He served for two years on the Louisville Hospital staff. In 1880 he visited Europe, where he attended the hospitals of Dublin, London, Berlin and Vienna. He was married in April, 1875, to Miss Tillie R. Deppen, a daughter of J. L. Deppen, a well known citizen of Louisville. He is secretary of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, one of the oldest medical societies in the United States, having been established in 1832, and chartered by the Legislature of Kentucky in 1838. Prof. Gross was the first president, and Austin Flint and Lewis Rogers among the incorportors. He is Medical Examiner for the Catholic Knights of America, and other insurance companies, and is visiting physician to Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospitals.

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This family biography is one of 195 biographies included in the Jefferson County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 8a published in 1888 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 8a

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