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Roy A. Douglas
1891 - 1967


     Dr. Roy A. Douglas was born in Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee on January 9, 1891. He was the son of Granville M. Douglas and Martha Jane Kee of Wildersville, Tennessee. He attended grade school at Oak Dale, a one-teacher school at Yuma, Tennessee. He attended high school in Sardis, Henderson County Tennessee and Southern Normal University in Huntingdon, Tennessee, graduating in 1912. Dr. Douglas attended Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville, Tennessee, receiving his medical degree in 1916. He interned at Nashville City Hospital until the beginning of World War I. He then entered the United States Army and was assigned to serve with the British Medical Corps. England had lost so many of her doctors in her war with Germany, our young men were needed and Doctor Douglas was sent to Eastborne Hospital in England. From there, he was sent to Belgium where he served until the end of the war. While serving with the British Medical Corps, Doctor Douglas was awarded the British Military Cross for bravery beyond the call of duty. Upon his return to the United States in 1919, he married Ellena Webb of Nashville, Tennessee. She was the daughter of A.C. Webb and Ellen Honor Webb. They then moved to Huntingdon, Tennessee, where he established his medical practice which spanned nearly a half centuryAfter being in his office the entire day, Doctor Douglas died at his home the evening of December 1, 1967.




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