Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.

Lawrence H. McCartney

LAWRENCE H. McCARTNEY, D. O. The character and personality, as well as the exceptional abilities of Doctor McCartney, have gone a great way toward establishing the profession of osteopathy in the confidence of the community of Hoxie and throughout Sheridan County, where he has practiced for several years.

Doctor McCartney comes of Scotch-Irish ancestry which located in early days in Western Pennsylvania. He was born in the County of Mercer, February 17, 1874, and his father was J. H. McCartney, born in the same county in 1847 and is now living in Hoxie at the age of seventy-one. The father grew up and married in Mercer County, and in 1864 enlisted in the Union army, in the One Hundreth Pennsylvania Infantry. Though he went to the front toward the close of the war he saw some active service, and in the battle of Weldon Railroad was severely wounded, being shot through the thigh. After the war he moved out to Northeastern Missouri, establishing his home on a farm near Kirksville. In 1892 he came to Hoxie, Kansas, and homesteaded a quarter section, proved it up and subsequently sold it. He has served as a member of the City Council, is a republican, is affiliated with the Grand Army of the Republic and is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. J. H. McCartney married Marada Graham. She was born in Effingham, Illinois, and died at Kirksville, Missouri, in 1891.

Lawrence H. McCartney is the only child of his parents. He received his early education in the public schools of Kirksville, Missouri, and after some other experience entered the American College of Osteopathy at Kirksville, where he graduated with the degree D. O. in 1898. The following six years he practiced at Xenia, Ohio, and for eight years had a well established clientele in Columbus, Ohio. He moved to Hoxie, Kansas, in 1914, and is the leading representative of his profession in the county and has identified himself actively with all local affairs. On coming to Hoxie he bought a good modern home on First Avenue, and he also owns 320 acres of wheat land in Sheridan County. Dr. McCartney has served as examiner on the Sheridan County Draft Board and is secretary and treasurer of the County Defense League. He is a member of the Hoxie City Council and in politics he is a republican.

Doctor McCartney married at Hoxie in 1900 Miss Eva Maude Percival, daughter of W. O. and Sarah Percival. Her father is a retired pioneer farmer of Western Kansas, and is living at Hoxie. Doctor and Mrs. McCartney have three children: Aileen, born March 11, 1902; Warren, who died at the age of 7 1/2 years; and Charles Willard, born September 26, 1915.

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