Date Original

circa 1800s-2000s


This collection contains genealogical research completed by Bill Floyd and Jerry Brewer Floyd related to the Floyd ancestral line. It also contains slides of photographs related to the family including vacation and reunion photographs, and photographs of various locations around Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Bill Floyd was born on May 20, 1931 in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Joe H. and Janice Ross Floyd of Fort Smith. After six years in Fort Smith and one year in Newport, he lived most of the rest of his life in Little Rock. He graduated from Little Rock Senior High School in 1949, then attended Little Rock Junior College, now UALR. After finishing at LRJC, Floyd briefly attended Hendrix College before entering medical school at what became UAMS in 1952. He graduated in 1956 and spent two years training in internal medicine, and four years at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, as a resident in OB-GYN. He returned to Little Rock in 1962 and began practicing medicine with Hoyt Choate. In 1971, he established the Little Rock OB-GYN Clinic which became the Little Rock Gynecology Clinic. Floyd married Jerry Sue Brewer Stebbins on February 16, 1957, and the two were married for 56 years. They had three children; Paul Floyd, Madeline Floyd, and Stephanie Purifoy. Floyd was a member of the Pulaski County Medical Society, Arkansas Medical Society, the Southern Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. He was also a long time member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church where he had served on the Board of Stewards and was a member of the Dietz Dialogue Class. He had served on many committees at area hospitals, served as chief of the OB/GYN section and was Chief of Staff at Baptist during the construction of the new Baptist Hospital. For several years before retirement, he taught both Surgery and GYN residents from UAMS when they rotated at Baptist. He held simultaneous appointments as associate clinical professor in both Surgery and OB/GYN at UAMS. After retiring, Bill and Jerry Floyd spent time on genealogy research traveling to several states looking for their ancestors.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Bill and Jerry Brewer Floyd genealogical collection, MS.000750


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Bill and Jerry Brewer Floyd genealogical collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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