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Archibald McGauhey, M. D.
Brown County, Kansas


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The following transcription is from a 750 page book titled "Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas, dated 1900.  These have been diligently transcribed and generously contributed by Penny R. Harrell, please give her a very big Thank You for her hard work!

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Archibald McGauhey, M.D., is one of the more recent acquisitions to the medical fraternity of Robinson, but in him we fine one who has attained distinction in the line of his profession, who has been an earnest and discriminating student, and who holds a place of assured relative precedence among the medical practitioners of his adopted county.  He is a successful physician of northeastern Kansas and has a large and lucrative practice.

The Doctor was born in Buchanan county, Missouri, November 8, 1870, and is a son of John McGauhey, now deceased.  The father was born in North Carolina, in 1809, and in 1846 emigrated to Missouri, pre-empting a claim in Buchanan county, where he successfully carried on farming for many years.  His labors in that direction, however, were interrupted by a visit to California, crossing the plains with the Argonauts, who sought the golden fleece in 1849. 

It was his intention to engage in mining, but such excellent wages were paid those who swung the scythe in the hay fields that he abandoned his plan of entering the mines in order to work in the fields.  After a year and a half spent on the Pacific slope, however, he returned home.  During the Mexican War he had some experience in army life as a teamster, but during the greater part of his career
carried on agricultural pursuits, becoming one of the successful farmers of Buchanan county, Missouri.

He has one brother, Thomas McGauhey, who also lived in Buchanan county.  They were sons of
Archibald McGauhey, a native of Ireland, who reared a large family.  The mother of our subject bore the maiden name of Elizabeth Williams, and was a daughter of Lewis L. Williams, of Kentucky, in which state her birth occurred.  She now resides in Buchanan county, at the age of sixty-five years, and has a large circle of friends there.  Her children are: Joseph H., of White Cloud, Kansas; George W., of Agency, Missouri; and Dr. McGauhey, of this review.

The Doctor spent the first nineteen years of his life upon a farm and then became a student in the
University of Missouri, with the expectation of preparing for professional life.  A year later he matriculated in the Ainsworth Medical College, of St. Joseph, but completed his medical course in the University of Louisville, with the class of 1893.  He began his professional career in Cosby, Missouri, and in 1894 opened an office in Hollenburg, Kansas, where he remained until his removal to Robinson, in June, 1898.

He is a member of the Doniphan and Brown County Medical Society, and of the Railway Surgeons' Society of the Grand Island Road.  On the 6th of May, 1893, the Doctor was married, in Andrew County, Missouri, to Maggie Miller, a daughter of Hiram and Mary (Vestel) Miller, the former a farmer of that locality.  One child has been born to this union, Esther, whose birth occurred May 15, 1895.  The success which has attended the professional efforts of Dr. McGauhey is but a natural
sequence, for his position soon became assured as an able physician, a man of sterling integrity, and one devoted to his profession and to the interests and welfare of those to whom he ministered.

He possesses marked judgement and discernment in the diagnosing of disease, and is particularly successful in anticipating the issue of complications, seldom making mistakes and never exaggerating or minimizing the disease in rendering his decisions in regard thereto.  He is a physician of great fraternal delicacy, and no man ever observed more closely the ethics of the unwritten professional code or showed more careful courtesy to his fellow practitioners than does Dr. McGauhey.

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