Biography - William Hicks

William F. HICKS, physician, Raymond, was born in Henderson County, Tenn., July 31, 1842, son of Butler C. and Martha E. (McPEAK) HICKS, he born in North Carolina, a farmer, coming to Illinois in 1843, settling in Montgomery County and dying in 1863, aged sixty years; she, born in Kentucky, and still living, at the age of seventy years. They were the parents of nine children - four boys and five girls - Isaan J., died in 1870; Susan C., died in 1869, was the wife of John T. DONALDSON; Emarentha C., wife of W. F. DAVIDSON, of Eureka Springs, Ark.; Hiram B., of Missouri; Elizabeth, wife of Jackson DONALDSON; Elvina L., wife of Sike BARBEE, of Oak Grove, Kan.; one who died in infancy; James F., living on the old homestead; and William F., our subject. The education of our subject was limited until he was sixteen years old, when he began studying by himself and teaching, which he continued eight years; in connection with his other duties, he studied medicine with Dr. ?MES of Litchfield, and attended lectures at the medical college of St. Louis, graduating from that institution in March, 1871, and immediately entered upon the practice of his profession at Raymond, where he has built up a very successful business; he is connected with the Library Association and Reading Club of Raymond; was also honored with the ad eundem degree at Chicago Medical College being one of two who passed examination for the degree; he is crop reporter for the department of agriculture at Springfield; also serves in same capacity for the crop bureau at Dwight, Ill.; the Doctor has served also as Township Collector. November 9, 1871, he was married to Miss Mary S. SEWARD, born at Seward's Point February 6, 1856, daughter of Oscar and Mary (CASS) SEWARD, all of Montgomery County; himself and wife are members of the Methodist Church, and he is a Democrat.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 223.

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