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Subject: Charles Arthur WICKLIFFE 4889, McCracken Co.
Author: Sandi Gorin
Date: Friday, September 29, 2000
Surnames: Wickliffe, Kiser, Stoball, Oliver
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History of Kentucky, five volumes, edited by Judge Charles Kerr, American Historical Society, New York & Chicago, 1922, Vol. V, p. 341, McCracken County
CHARLES ARTHUR WICKLIFFE. Bringing to the practice of his chosen profession a well-trained mind, much zeal and the habits of industry that invariably command success, Charles Arthur Wickliffe, of Paducah, occupies a place of note in the regal circles of McCracken County, which he is now able serving as county attorney. A son of Charles A.
Wickliffe, Jr., he was born in Ballard County, Kentucky, January 16, 1886, of honored ancestry. He is a direct descendant of John Wickliffe, one of the most noted of English religious reformers, whose ranslation
of the Bible was contrary to the religious belief of the Church of England, and on being expelled from his native country he came to America, here founding the American family of Wickliffes. Charles A. Wickliffe, Sr., the paternal grandfather of Charles Arthur, was a pioneer farmer of Ballard County, and one of the leading attorneys of his hometown. He was a native born son of Kentucky, during the Civil war served as colonel of the Seventh Regiment, Confederate Army. He took part in many engagements, and at the battle of Shiloh was killed. He was a man of prominence in Ballard County, the Town of Wickliffe, in which his widow resides, was named in his honor. Charles A. Wickliffe, Jr. was born in 1863 in Ballard County, this state, and has there remained during his entire life. He received his early education in the public schools, and later attended the West Point Military Academy. Selecting the occupation upon which the prosperity and wealth of our nation is largely dependent, he has been actively engaged in agricultural pursuits for many years. He is a gold democrat in his political relations, and affiliates with the Baptist Church. He married Martha Ann Stoball, a native of Ballard County, and Charles Arthur, the only child born of their marriage, is the special subject of this sketch. After graduating from the high school at Wickliffe, Ballard County, with the class of 1906, Charles Arthur Wickliffe took a business course at the Draughon Business College in Paducah, and afterward followed stenographic work in the law office of W. Mike Oliver of Paducah, at the same time making an ernest study of law. On June 4, 1908, he was admitted to the Kentucky bar, and has since built up an extensive and valuable patronage as a civil and criminal lawyer, his offices being at the present time in the court house. In January, 1920, Mr. Wickliffe was appointed county attorney to fill out an unexpired term, and at the coming election, in the latter part of 1920, will probably meet with no opposition whatever. Mr. Wickliffe married December 5, 1908, at Metropolis, Illinois, Miss Lola Kizer, a daughter of J. M. and Sarah Kizer, of Ballard County, Kentucky, and into their home three children have been born, namely: Catherine Annis, born December 26, 1909; Charles A. K., born February 13, 1911, and died October 19, 1919. Mr. and Mrs. Wickliffe reside just outside the city limits, toward the south, where they have ten acres of land and a modernly built home. Mr. Wickliffe is a member of the McCracken County Bar Association and belongs to Mangum Lodge No. 21, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; to Paducah Camp No. 11313, Modern Woodmen of America; and to Paducah Camp No. 517, Woodmen of the World.