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County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by William Henry Perrin. Illustrated. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago and Louisville, 1884. Fruit Hill Precinct.
ALEX A. HENDRIX, M.D., came to Christian County in the spring of 1865, and has since been engaged in the practice of his profession. His medical services have been held in flattering demand by the people generally, since the time of his location in their midst, and many obstinate cases of disease have succumbed to his practiced skill; his field of operations is large, extending through a large section of the country. He was born in Williamson County, Tenn., August 5, 1830; his parents, Isaac and Margaret (Willard) Hendrix, were natives of North Carolina and Pennsylvania respectively, and were of Irish descent. The father was a son of Thomas Hendrix, came with him to Tennessee, at an early date, and engaged during his life in agricultural pursuits. To him and his wife were born six children, five of whom lived to maturity, and of these William W., Mary, A. and John G. were living at last accounts. Our subject obtained his early schooling in his native county, and first read medicine under Dr. J. T. Cox in the State of Tennessee, and practiced there four or five years. In the year 1859 he came to Kentucky, and remained one year. At the outbreak of the war he returned to the State of Tennessee, and remained there during the war; at the close he came back to Christian, where he has almost ever since been in active service. In the year 1874-75 he attended the St. Louis Medical College, and in 1876-77 the Medical Department of the University of the State of Tennessee, graduating at that time. He was engaged in active practice previous to the war, but did but little during the war, preferring to remain at home with his parents. The Doctor has at present a farm of 147 acres, and his spare moments are given to his farming interests. He was formerly a member of the Masonic fraternity, and in political affairs his vote indicates his faith in Greenback doctrines. He was united in marriage to Miss L. C. Lewis, a daughter of John A. Lewis, now a merchant in Crofton, this county. This union has given nine children: John W., Ridley H., Sallie, Margaret, Ollie, Rettie, David L., Carrie and James D. The Doctor possesses a practical turn of mind, and to this and the cool and thoughtful manner in which he deliberated upon or examined any question or obstinate case of disease, is largely due [to] his material success in the practice of his profession.