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History of Kentucky The Blue Grass State, Volume IV Illustrated, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago-Louisville, 1928
JOHN B. FLOYD, M.D. One of the most progressive and enterprising physicians of Madison county is Dr. John B. Floyd, of Richmond, where he commands a large and lucrative practice, enjoying not only public confidence and esteem but also the respect of his professional colleagues. He is a native of Silver Creek, Lawrence county, Mississippi, born on the 7th of August, 1888, and is a son of John Frederick and Sarah (Nelson) Floyd. He secured his preliminary educational training in the public and high schools at Cleveland, Mississippi, and his academic training at the Christian Brothers College, Memphis, Tennessee. He then matriculated in the medical department of the University of Louisville, where he was graduated, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine, in 1915. During the years 1916 to 1918 he served as medical director and superintendent of the tuberculosis hospital at Louisville.
In August, 1917, Dr. Floyd enlisted for service in the World war and was commissioned a first lieutenant in the United States Medical Corps. He was overseas one year, spending six months in France and six months with the Army of Occupation in Germany. He was honorably discharged July 10, 1919, and then located in Kyrock, Edmonson county, Kentucky, where he engaged in general practice, and was also surgeon for the Kentucky Rock Asphalt Company, of that place. In 1923 Dr. Floyd came to Richmond and has remained here since. He has built up a large general practice, and also maintains a well equipped chemical laboratory and a complete X-ray outfit.
On October 9, 1916, Dr. Floyd was united in marriage to Miss Barbara Lanahan, daughter of Thomas and Barbara (Snider) Lanahan, of Louisville, Kentucky. They are the parents of the following children: John B., Jr., born September 18, 1917; Eileen, born January 17, 1919; Charles Nelson, born May 6, 1920; Helen Elizabeth, born December 6, 1921; and James William, born May 31, 1923.
Politically the Doctor has always given his support to the democratic party. He is a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and also belongs to the Richmond Rotary Club, the Madison County Medical Society, the Kentucky State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. Dr. Floyd is strong in diagnosis and in accurate knowledge of the properties of drugs, so that many families of this community feel that they have in him a wall of protection. Kindly and courteous, he has made a host of warm and loyal friends since coming to Richmond and is regarded as one of its representative men.