El Dorado County
WILLIAM S. HICKMAN, M. D.
In the enterprising city of Georgetown all business enterprises are represented, and among the residents of the place are number capable members of the professions. A well known and prominent member of the medical fraternity is Dr. William S. Hickman, who has attained a position of distinction in the line of his chosen calling. He is a native of Tennessee, born at Dandridge, on the 6th of December, 1856. At the age of ten years his father and the family removed to Knoxville, where the subject of this sketch was reared and educated. The Doctor is descended from an old Virginian family. His father, C. A. C. Hickman, was born in Virginia and was reared and educated in the Old Dominion. When a young man he removed to Tennessee, where he married Miss Lucinda C. Jett, a native of that state and a daughter of Edwin T. Jett, a gentleman of Scotch ancestry. The Doctor’s father was a planter and a gentleman of marked ability and strong influence in the community where he made his home. At the time of the Civil War he espoused the cause of the Union and upheld the supremacy of the national government in Washington. He died in 1891, at the age of seventy-two years, his wife having preceded him to the great beyond four years, dying in her fifty-sixth year. They were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and were people of the highest respectability who enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew them.
Dr. Hickman was the third in a family of nine children. Deciding to devote his life to the practice of medicine and surgery, he entered the medical department of Vanderbilt University, completing the course and graduating at that institution in March, 1886. He immediately afterward came to Georgetown, where he opened an office, and after practicing for four years he went to New York and took a post-graduate course at the New York Polyclinic. He then returned to Georgetown and today is enjoying a very large patronage, which has come to him by reason of his marked skill land ability in the line of his chosen vocation.
The Doctor gives his political allegiance to the Republican Party, yet he is liberal and independent in his views. He is a valued member of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to the blue lodge, chapter and commandery, and is very active in the order, being thoroughly familiar with its tenets and its principles which he exemplifies in his daily contact with his fellow men. He is a past master of the blue lodge and thrice past and high priest of the chapter, and in 1895 he was made a Sir Knight. He is also a member and past grand of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Since locating in Georgetown he has manifested a deep and commendable interest in everything pertaining to its advancement and welfare, withholding his support from no measure or movement calculated to prove of general good. He has acquired a very enviable reputation in the line of his profession and has a host of warm friends who regard him highly by reason of his professional skill and of his many estimable qualities.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
© 2011 Gerald Iaquinta.