Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Dr. T.M. and Joe Ann Radcliffe

Troilus M.  M.D.
Oct. 6, 1875
Sept. 30, 1962

Joe Ann Morris
May 11, 1880
July 7, 1970

Buried Smithland Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 19 March 2019.

According to his death certificate, Troilus M. Radcliffe was a "doctor of medicine" and the son of Matthew Radcliffe and Maggie Hunter.[1] He was married at the time of his death.

Dr. Radcliffe graduated from Louisville School of Medicine 4 July 1904 and hung out his shingle in Tiline, Livingston County, the following year. From Tiline he moved to Smithland, where he practiced medicine until 1927. From Smithland he moved to Eastern Kentucky, where he served as a company doctor for a coal mining operation. After 12 years in Eastern Kentucky, he returned to Livingston County.  He died just a few days before his 87th birthday.[2]  Funeral services for Dr. Radcliffe were held at Smithland Methodist Church.[3]

Mrs. Joe Ann Radcliffe's funeral was also at Smithland Methodist Church. Survivors included a daughter and son, along with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.[4]

[1] Kentucky Death Certificate #62-23589, Troilus M. Radcliffe, Ancestry.com.
[2] "Red Cross Blood Bank Swamped in Honor of Livingston County Physician, Dr. Radcliffe," Paducah Sun, Sun., 18, 1952, p. 1.
[3] "Dr. Radcliffe Rites Are Set," Paducah Sun, Wed., 3 Oct 1962, p. 2.
[4] "Mrs. Radcliffe Rites Planned," Paducah Sun, Thurs., 9 July 1970, p. 5.

Published 4 June 2019, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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