Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County" by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, p. 226-27, submitted by Judy.
Dr. William H. McVey, of Selvin, was born in the adjoining county of
Spencer June 21, 1842, the third son in a family of nine children born
to Samuel and Parmelia (Ice) McVey. These parents were natives of
Virginia , where they were married, their respective births occurring
January 12, 1811 , and May 5, 1812 . They moved to Spencer County., Ind.
, in 1833, where Mr. McVey died January 11, 1857, and his widow March
17, 1880 , both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. When eighteen
years old the subject of this biography began doing for himself by
commencing the study of medicine with Dr. Reuben Peregrine, of
Centerville, having previously received a good education from the common
schools. When in his twenty-first year he graduated from the Cincinnati
Eclectic Medical College , and for the succeeding eight months practiced
medicine at Newtonville, Ind. He then located at Crowville, where he was
married July 6, 1866, to Miss Martha J. Thompson, who was born February
19, 1842, a daughter of George W. and Esther (Burris) Thompson. He
remained there practicing until 1873, when he removed to Selvin, which
has since been his home and where he has an established practice. Dr.
McVey is a Democrat; has served Pigeon Township as Trustee, and is an
Ancient Odd Fellow and an ex-member of the A.O.U.W.
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