From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

McCoy, Alexander Francis

(born: 1884) 

Alexander Francis McCoy was born in Centerville, KY, the son of Jacob H. and Mattie Sparks McCoy. Dr. McCoy was a general practice physician from 1911-1920, with an office in Nicholasville, KY. Alexander F. McCoy was the husband of Tina McCoy, the couple lived in Columbus, OH [source: 1930 U.S. Federal Census], and they were living at 871 E. Long Street in Columbus when Alexander F. McCoy completed his WWII Registration card. He became an ENT (ears, nose, and throat) Specialist in 1920. Specialty training was a rarity for African Americans at that time. The American Board of Ophthalmology was founded in 1917 and incorporated in 1924. For more see Who's Who in Colored America 1950, and American Academy of Otolaryngology - African American Education.


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NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America: an illustrated biographical directory of notable living persons of African descent in the United States (1950)

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