Dr. Robert S. Yancey

Dr. Robert S. Yancey, F.A.C.S. Opthomologist and Otologist, Medical Arts Building, Dallas, one of the leading Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of the Southwest, has for nearly a score of years been identified with the medical fraternity of Dallas. His long and successful career as a practitioner has brought to him an enviable position in the world of medicine.

Dr. Yancey was admitted to practice in 1897, when he received his degree of M.D. at the Washington University of St. Louis, Missouri. He immediately accepted a position with the MK&T [Missouri, Kansas & Texas] Hospital at Sedalia, Missouri, where he remained for four years. In 1901 he first came to Texas and became Division Surgeon for the MK&T and H&TC [Houston & Texas Central] railroads at Denison, Texas. This position he retained for eighteen months.

In 1902 Dr. Yancey took a vacation from his practice and went to New York City, where he spent one year in the New York Eye and Ear Hospital. The following year he came west again and located at Kansas City, where he was assistant to Dr. F. B. Tiffany, head of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Department of the University Hospital, where he remained for another year. In 1904 Dr. Yancey came to the city of Dallas and opened up his office and has continued his practice here since that date. For many years he has been the Chief Oculist for the MK&T Railroad and Division Oculist for the St. Louis & Southwestern Railroad and has an extensive private practice.

Dr. Yancey was born in Armstrong, Missouri, July 21, 1877. His parents were Charles S. Yancey, a native Virginian, and Anna Roselle (Bedford) Yancey, who was from Kentucky. His public and high school education was received at Armstrong. He later attended the Missouri Valley College at Marshall, Missouri, after which he took a four-year course in the Medical Department of the Washington University of St. Louis, Missouri, graduating with the class of 1897, and entered immediately in the practice, as stated above.

Dr. Yancey was married in 1906 at Denison, Texas, to Miss Martha Foster, daughter of Col. R. C. Foster, a pioneer Denison lawyer, who is general attorney for the MK&T Railroad. Dr. and Mrs. Yancey have two sons, Charles Stephens and Robert Foster. The family residence is at 3616 Beverly Drive [in Dallas]. Dr. Yancey holds a fellowship in the American College of Surgeons and in Sigma Nu, a college fraternity. He is a member of all the medical societies, the Dallas Country Club, Dallas Athletic Club, University Club, City Club, Idlewild Club, and the Chamber of Commerce.

[Source: Davis, Ellis Arthur, and Edwin H. Grobe, eds. The Encyclopedia of Texas (Dallas TX: Texas Development Bureau [1921–1922]). Digital images, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21069/ : accessed September 03, 2013), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries, Denton, Texas.]



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