Person:William Flanagan (393)

Dr. William G. D. Flanagan
m. 4 DEC 1855
  1. Margaret E. Flanagan1858 -
  2. Sarah C. Flanagan1859 -
  3. Milly J. Flanagan1861 -
  4. Winifred E. Flanagan1864 -
  5. Dr. William G. D. Flanagan1865 - 1961
  6. Mary Frances Flanagan1870 -
  • HDr. William G. D. Flanagan1865 - 1961
  • WAngie Norfleet1872 - 1942
m. 1892
Facts and Events
Name Dr. William G. D. Flanagan
Gender Male
Birth? 07 OCT 1865 Russell, Kentucky, USA
Marriage 1892 Wayne County, Kentucky USAto Angie Norfleet
Other[1] 18 OCT 1892 Dr. Green Flanagan Appointed To Provide Medical Attention To Paupers For $..|Dr. Green Flanagan appointed to provide medical attention to paupers for $10.00.
Death? 12 FEB 1961 Russell, Kentucky, USA
Other? Dr. Occ. Title
Burial? Jamestown, Russell, Kentucky, USA

The following quote is from a biography of Dr. William G. D. Flanagantaken from History of Kentucky by William Elsey Connelley and E. Merton Coulter, American Historical Society, Chicago and New York, 1922:

"William G.D. Flanagan, M. D.

Russell County has some of the most reputable and skilled physicians of this part of the state, men whose lives have been devoted to their professional work, and who stand deservedly high in public esteem, andof them none is more worthy of mention than Dr. William G. D. Flanagan of Jamestown. He is a native son of the county, having been born here October 7, 1865. His father, Wesley Flanagan, and his grandfather, Bryant Flanagan, were also born in Russell County, but his great-grandfather, John Flanagan, was born in North Carolina, from whence he cameto Russell County, and here he died after having been a farmer of this locality for many years. The Flanagan family is one of the old-established ones of the country, the emigrant of the name having come herefrom Ireland during colonial days. Bryant Flanagan was a farmer of Russell County, where he spent his whole life, and here he died, as did his wife, Mrs. Millie (French) Flanagan, who was also a native of the county.

Wesley Flanagan was born in 1828 and died in 1897, having spent all of his life in his native county, with the exception of one year he lived in Iowa. In his younger life he was a farmer, but for twenty yearshe served as pension attorney of Russell County, and then, in 1893, he retired. He was a republican, but not active in politics. As a member of the Christian Church, he took a deep interest in religious matters. Wesley Flanagan married Elizabeth Catherine Bailey, who was born 1833, in Russell County, and died in this county in July 1917. Their children were as follows: Margaret, who died at the age of twenty-eight years; Sarah C., who resides at Ono, Russell County, on her farm, is the widow of Cicero Wilson, formerly a farmer, now deceased; Millie, who died at Fort Hill, Russell County, married Rev. C. L. Bradley, a clergyman of the United Baptist Church, who died at Cains Store, Pulaski County, Kentucky; Winifred, who resides at her farm near the Cumberland River, is the widow of A. F. Bolin, formerly a farmer, now deceased; Doctor Flanagan, who was the sixth in order of birth; Mary, who married Elmer Hughes, a farmer and former merchant, lives at Ono, Kentucky; and three who died in infancy.

Doctor Flanagan was reared on his father's farm and attended the rural schools. He was engaged in farming from the time he reached his majority until 1889, and in that year entered the medical department of the University of Louisville and spent a year. Leaving that institution, he entered the Louisville Medical College, and was graduated therefrom in 1890 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He took post-graduate courses, and in 1909 took a general course in medicine at the Hospital College of Medicine at Louisville. In 1890 he began the practice of his profession in Russell County, and in 1897 located at Jamestown,where he has since built up a very desirable professional connection.He is the owner of his modern residence and office on Jefferson Street. A republican, Doctor Flanagan served as health officer of Russell County for six years. He belongs to the Christian Church. Fraternally he is a member of Jamestown Lodge No. 359, I.O.O.F., while professionally he belongs to the Russell County Medical Society, the Kentucky State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. Like all loyal Americans Doctor Flanagan took and active part in local war work during the World war, was medical examiner for the Local Draft Board, and served as secretary of the Board of United States Pension Examining Surgeons for the county. He bought bonds and stamps and contributed to all of the war organizations to the full extent of his means. He is now designated examiner for theUnited States Compensation Bureau for the enlisted men of the World war of Russell County.

In 1892 Doctor Flanagan married in Wayne County, near Bart, Kentucky,Miss Angie Norfleet, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Norfleet, both of whom are deceased. Mr. Norfleet was a farmer of Wayne County. Doctor and Mrs. Flanagan have no children."

"I W.G.D. Flanagan (MD), of Jamestown, Kentucky do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament, First, I desire all my debts and funeral expenses paid as soon as convenient after my death. Second,I give and bequeath to my wife, Angie Flanagan, all of my personal property I may own at my death. Third, I give and devise to my said wife, for the term of her natural life, all of the real estate that I mayown at my death; provided, however, that if it should become necessary for her to sell any or all of said Real estate to provide herself with the necessaries of life, she is hereby empowered to do so, and maymake deed conveying fee simple title to such real estate as she may sell.

W.G.D. Flanagan

Witnessed by the undersigned who saw the testator sign his name to the foregoing will, and who affix our signtures hereto as witnesses, will of which is done at the request of the testaor, in his presence andin the presence of each other, Louisville, Kentucky February 7, 1931

Hugh Sharp Mrs. Mary Sharp State of Kentucky County of Russell I H.B. Popplewell, Clerk of the Russell County Court, certify that atthe April term of the Russell County Court, 1931 the foregoing instrument of writing was produced for probate and record as the last will and testament of W.G.D. Flanagan, deceased, which was read and upon proof heard and by Interrogatories(?) of Hugh and Mary Sharp, witnesses to signature of testator the same was adjudged to be the true and lastwill of the said W.G.D. Flanagan, deceased and was ordered to be recorded as such, whereupon the same, together with this certificate have been duly recorded in my office. Witness my hand this April 16th 1931. H.B. Popplewell Clerk by Lee A Lawless ac"

Will of W.G.D. Flanagan, Russell County, KY February 7, 1931

I W.G.D. Flanagan (MD), of Jamestown, Kentucky do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament, First, I desire all my debts and funeral expenses paid as soon as convenient after my death. Second, I give and bequeath to my wife, Angie Flanagan, all of my personal property I may own at my death. Third, I give and devise to my said wife, for the term of her natural life, all of the real estate that I may own at my death;provided, however, that if it should become necessary for her to sell any or all of said Real estate to provide herself with the necessaries of life, she is hereby empowered to do so, and may make deed conveying fee simple title to such real estate as she may sell.

                                                                               W.G.D. Flanagan

Witnessed by the undersigned who saw the testator sign his name to the foregoing will, and who affix our signatures hereto as witnesses, all of which is done at the request of the testator, in his presence and in the presence of each other, Louisville, Kentucky February 7, 1931

                                                                                Hugh Sharp
                                                                                Mrs. Mary Sharp

State of Kentucky County of Russell I H.B. Popplewell, Clerk of the Russell County Court, certify that at the April term of the Russell County Court, 1931 the foregoing instrument of writing was produced for probate and record as the last will and testament of W.G.D. Flanagan, deceased, which was read and upon proof heard and by Interrogatories(?) of Hugh and Mary Sharp, witnesses to signature of testator the same was adjudged to be the true and last will of the said W.G.D. Flanagan, deceased and was ordered to be recorded as such, whereupon the same, together with this certificate have been duly recorded in my office. Witness my hand this April 16th 1931.

                                                                                H.B. Popplewell Clerk
                                                                                by Lee A. Lawless ac
References
  1. Court Order Books, Russell Co., Kentucky, Vol. 8, 1891-1901
    99.