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Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904, pp 568-569 [McCracken]
WILLIAM ALFRED WHAYNE, M. D., was born in Fulton county, Kentucky, April 22, 1864, and is a son of Alfred B. and Lucy (Morris) Whayne, both natives of Kentucky. They were the parents of four children of whom our subject was the eldest. The father has been a resident physician of Fulton, Kentucky, for many years. He was one of the youngest surgeons of the Confederate army. His alma mater was the Kentucky Medical College, whence he went to Bellevue Medical College, New York. His wife died about 1876. She was a most excellent lady, and a tender, loving mother. Dr. W. A. Whayne was mostly reared in his native county, and after receiving a liberal literary education, read medicine, first with his father, and in 1880 was graduated from the Chicago College of Pharmacy. In 1889 he was graduated from the medical department of the University of Louisville, and in 1895 from the New York Polyclinic. He first practiced medicine at Fulton, after he had graduated at Louisville, but later went to Greenville, Texas, and acted as surgeon of the Sherman, Shreveport & Southern Railway for about three years. He then returned to Fulton and in 1899 settled in Paducah and established a special practice as an eye, ear, nose and throat physician, in which line he met with marked success. In 1903 he sold his practice and removed west. Dr. Whayne is a member of McCracken County Medical Society, Southwestern Kentucky Medical Society and the American Medical Association. In 1890 he was married to Alice Reid. Fraternally he is a Royal Arch Mason and member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and Knights of Pythias.