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Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dr. and Mrs. Clay E. Simpson, Sr.

Owensboro Outstanding Community Service

 
 
Dr. and Mrs. Clay E. Simpson, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
1. Dr. and Mrs. Clay E. Simpson, Sr. Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Clay E. Simpson, Sr., native of Notasulga, Alabama and his wife Mary E. Simpson, native of Fayette County, Kentucky, served the Owensboro community for many years. As a Family Physician, Dr. Simpson made numerous house calls and delivered hundreds of babies in Owensboro from 1920 until he died in 1951. His service was often given without pay. Mrs. Simpson taught school in Owensboro and Breckinridge County and was local manager for Mammoth Life Insurance Company.

Dr. Clay and Mary Simpson also supported promising young people of the community in their pursuit of an education for the establishment and advancement of families.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationScience & MedicineWomen.
 
Location. 37° 46.326′ N, 87° 7.207′ W. Marker is in Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is at the intersection of West 4th Street and Poplar Street, on the right when traveling east on West 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Owensboro KY 42301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Dr. and Mrs. Clay E. Simpson, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
2. Dr. and Mrs. Clay E. Simpson, Sr. Marker
. Fourth Street Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The African American Community in Owensboro (approx. 0.2 miles away); Born With a Purpose (approx. 0.2 miles away); Two Early Civil Rights Cases in Owensboro (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kendall-Perkins Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moneta J. Sleet, Jr. / Pulitzer Prize Winner (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Trinity Centre Parking Area (approx. ¼ mile away); "Stirman's Folly" (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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