Robert Lecky (1870 – )

“Robert Lecky, eldest son of Dr. Robert and Marcella J. (Ralston) Lecky,was born in Richmond, June 9, 1870.  He was educated in the public schools of Richmond, and early in his business life became interested in the fire insurance business and kindred lines.  He acted as special agent for many leading foreign and home companies, finally founding an insurance agency which conducts a large bond, fire, accident and liability business, extending over several of the Southern states.  The company offices are in the Virginia Railway and Power Company’s new building.

Mr. Lecky is a Democrat in politics and since 1902 has been fire commissioner.  Both he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian church.  His clubs are the Country Club of Virginia, Chicaquahominy Country, the Custis and Business Men’s of Richmond.  He is a member of the Masonic order, belonging to lodge, chapter and commandery.

Mr. Lecky married, in Richmond.  January 5, 1892, Ida May Ware, born in Charles City county, Virginia, daughter of Francis Wortham Ware, a school teacher, and his wife, Martha E. (Cauthorne) Ware.  Children: 1. William Prescott, born in Richmond, November 1, 1892: graduate of Richmond High School, Fishbourne Military Academy, Richmond College and the University of Virginia: a journalist on the ‘New York World.’  2. Marian L., born January 20, 1898.”

Source:  Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Vol. 5, by Lyon Gardiner Tyler LL.D., Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York, 1915, page 666.


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