Biography of Dr. James H. Lackey

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JAMES H. LACKEY, M. D., was born in Harrison County, Ohio, March 8, 1834, and reared on a farm. He came West to Christian County, Ill., in 1854, was for a year employed in teaching school at Taylorville, and in same capacity in various portions of the State up to 1858, when he went further West to Kansas; there he was employed in printing houses and also taught school. In the spring of 1861 he enlisted in Company F, 1st Kansas Infantry, and served one year, after which he returned to Illinois and was again occupied in teaching and employed in printing office. In 1868 he joined his brother, Dr. R. M. Lackey, at Chicago, opening, in company with him, a large Turkish bathhouse, which was destroyed in the fire of 1871. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College, and Bennett Medical College, Chicago, graduating at the latter in 1877, he practiced for several years in Ogle County, Ill., and in 1880 located at Maywood.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.