William R. Hughey, M. D., who has been engaged in the practice of medicine at Charleston, W. Va., since 1905, was born at Bainbridge, Ross county, O., May 3, 1880, and is a son of Bernard and Jane (McMechen) Hughey, residents of Ohio.
Dr. Hughey comes of professional ancestry, both father and grandfather having been physicians of eminence. W. F. Hughey, the paternal grandfather, was born in Ross county, O., and for many years was a practitioner at Bainbridge and Frankfort, his death occurring at the latter place. Bernard Hughey, son of Dr. W. F., and father of Dr. William R. Hughey, was born in Ross county, attended Otterbein college and in 1879 was graduated at Starling Medical college, Columbus, O. For thirty years he has been engaged in medical practice at Frankfort, O. He married Jane McMechen, who was born in Hardy county, W. Va., a daughter of William and Jane (Seymour) McMechen, the former of whom was killed while in the Confederate Army, during the Civil War, and two of her brothers also were killed in the service. Two children were born to Dr. Bernard Hughey and wife: William R., and Martha, the latter being the wife of J. R. Jamison, who is connected with the Willys-Overland Co., Toledo, O.
William R. Hughey attended the public schools and then entered Salem Academy, where he was graduated in the class of 1896, and in 1900 was graduated at the Miami University. He devoted the next four years to medical study, and in 1904 was graduated from the Ohio College of Medicine. In the same year he came to Charleston and entered the Charleston and General Hospital as an intern, serving as such for one year, in 1905 beginning his practice, in which he has met with gratifying success. He is a member of the Kanawha County and the West Virginia State Medical Associations, keeping fully abreast with the times in all matters of medical research and scientific discovery.
In 1905 Dr. Hughey was married to Miss Joel Faut, a daughter of William H. and Kate (Ruffner) Faut. She was born at Owensboro, Ky., as were her parents, who later, removed to Garden City and her father became interested in agriculture in that state. Dr. and Mrs. Hughey have one daughter, Katherine. He has well equipped offices, occupying Nos. 601, 602 and 603, in the Coyle and Richardson building, Charleston.
Source: History of Charleston and Kanawha County West Virginia and Representative Citizens, W. S. Laidley, Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill.