Robert O. Wash

Source; Biographical Sketches from, "Kentucky, History of the State"
Main Author; William Henry Perrin 1887
Submitted by: Vera Burnham  September 9, 2002

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Robert O. Wash, of the firm of Wash & Boyd, Paducah, was born in what is now  Trigg County, Ky., in the year 1846. His parents were William O. and Frances (Goodlett) Wash, one of the old and highly respected families of that part of the State. William O. Wash, who by birth was a Virginian, settled in Kentucky in 1812. He married Miss Goodlett, a native of Kentucky, and of  Scotch ancesters; he was reared a mechanic, with which he combined general farming and spent a long and useful life in Trigg County. He there died in 1882, at the gae of sixty-nine years. Robert O. Wash was reared on his  father's farm, which he conducted for some years after attaining his manhood. After abandoning the farm, however he went to Hopkinsville, Ky., and engaged in the hotel business, until his removal to Paducah in 1876. In connection with Mr. M. Boyd, he opened a resturant and saloon at No. 10 North Market  Street. Mr. Wash is a member of the K.of H. and I.O.O.F. and is a most
amiable gentleman.