No publication fee is made for use of Western Carolina University Library special collections material in scholarly publications. The Library retains sole right to judge what constitutes a non-scholarly or commercial publication. Permission to publish commercially, in circumstances where the Library is qualified to grant it, requires proper authorization. Please contact Special Collections at email@example.com for more information.
Dr. William L. Kirkpatrick was born in Crabtree township (Haywood County, North Carolina). After receiving his training as a physician, he move to Pacolet, South Carolina, where he practiced for twenty-five years. Later he moved to Waynesville, North Carolina, where he had a general practice as well as surgery. After the death of his first wife, Dr. Kirkpatrick married Ms Ellie Thompson, a nurse at Haywood County Hospital.