Henderson County, Kentucky Biography


Miles Cooksey DUNN, M.D., specialist in diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat of Henderson, Kentucky, was born in that county, August 21, 1864. He is a son of George O. and Martha S. (COOKSEY) DUNN, both natives of Virginia, who came with their parents to Kentucky in their childhood. The paternal grandfather, David DUNN, came in the year 1829 and settled near Henderson, where he cleared a farm and in subsequent years became an influential citizen. George O. DUNN was a farmer all his life. Politically he was Democrat and both himself and wife belonged to the Baptist Church. He died in 1887 and she in 1895. They had seven children, of whom the doctor and Mrs. CRAWLEY are the only ones living.

Dr. DUNN attended the common schools in his boyhood, afterward was at normal school, read medicine with Dr. Robert STUART of Zion, entered the medical department of the University of Louisville in 1889, and graduated in 1892. Soon after leaving college he located at Zion and practiced there until 1900. He then went to New York and took a post graduate course, having taken a similar course some time before, and in 1901 located in Henderson, where he has built up a successful practice in his specialties. he is a member of the American and State Medical Associations, and a member and ex-president of the County Medical Society. At the present time he is a member of the city school board and takes and interest in every thing calculated to promote the material interests of Henderson. In politics Dr. Dunn is a Democrat, but is not an active politician, preferring the more congenial work of his profession. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. His prominence in his profession has been achieved by his own untiring energy and determination. As a young man he clerked in a dry goods and grocery store, and for some time he was in the drug business in Zion, Kentucky. But the great aim of his life has been to succeed as a physician.

In 1888 he was married to Miss Mary STUART, daughter of Dr. Robert and Sue E. (READ) STUART, and a native of Henderson County. Her mother is dead and her father now lives at Spiceland, Ind. Her grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather were all Presbyterian ministers and she belongs to that denomination. Her grandfather, David Todd STUART, founded the Stuart Female College at Shelbyville, Kentucky.

Lower Ohio Valley, Federal Publishing Company, 1905.




Miles Cooksey Dunn, born Aug 21, 1864, died 10 Aug 1916

Mary Dunn, born 11 Jul 1869, died 18 Oct 1954

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