John W. Yancey, M.D.
Source: Fort Worth and the Texas Northwest, Vol III page 222. 1922
A physician and surgeon who has long enjoyed an extensive practice at Fort Worth, Dr. Yancey has devoted much of his time to the educational and public side of his profession.
He was born in Tarrant County, Texas, Jan. 19, 1878, a son of C. D. and Martha.(DeLong) Yancey His father, a native of Alabama, came to Texas as a young man, first locating on a farm near Mansfield. He afterwards moved to Young County, Texas, and is still living at Eliasville in that County. The mother died at the age of fifty years, leaving nine children, all of whom are living except the youngest son, who was killed in France during the World War.
Doctor Yancey, the fourth child and the second son, grew up at Eliasville in Young County, attending the common schools there. He also attended the high school, and, as a young man, started out to make his own way in the world. He paid all his expenses while getting a medical education. For three years he served as a non-commissioned officer in the Medical Corps with an army hospital at Washington and at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. He completed his course and was the honor graduate and valedictorian of the class of 1909 in the medical department of Fort Worth University. Since that year he has been in active practice in Fort Worth, his offices being in the Wheat Building. For two years he was an instructor in the Fort Worth Medical College. During the World War he helped train five classes of Red Cross nurses, and he had the satisfaction of seeing everyone in his training courses pass the examination. Dr. Yancey is a member of the County and State Medical Societies and is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias.