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David Hayes Hickman
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1877
Death: Feb. 14, 1958

Born in Missouri. March 6, 1877, the subject of this sketch is a son of Anthony G. and Louisa (Rose) Hickman, natives respectively of Kentucky and of Missouri. He lived in his native state, acquiring a good common school education, until he was about twenty years old, and then, in 1897, came to Tulare county, Cal., where he has lived during the past fifteen years, making an enviable record as a citizen, as a farmer, and as a man of affairs. The days of his youth were spent on a farm and in his new environment he naturally depended on the land as a source of livelihood. On coming to the state he at once apprehended the wonderful opportunities that it presented. In 1901 he bought forty-one and one-half acres, most of which he devoted to hay and alfalfa, reserving a few acres for pasturage. He bought a number of cows and began feeding them for their product. Later lie made another purchase of eighty acres, of which he devoted thirty-five acres to hay, thirty to alfalfa and fifteen to pasture. During the last four years he has operated a cheese factory, and he manufactures thirty-six pounds of cheese per day from the milk of fifteen cows, keeping about this number of cows year to year and selling the increase for veal. His cows produce an average of fifty cents a day the year around for each animal, paying for themselves in about twelve months. Mr. Hickman is the owner of two of the finest mammoth jacks to be found in the county, each of which commands from $10 to $15 for service. He gives considerable attention to mules and during the past two years has sold ten mule teams at from $350 to $450 per team. Keeping seven good brood mares and eleven head of young horses he raises several good mule teams each year. One of the most notable of the animals owned by Mr. Hickman is an Australian shepherd pup which has but three legs, being minus one leg and shoulder in front.

In politics a Republican, Mr. Hickman is also a Prohibitionist. He is a member of the Woodmen of the World and he and members of his family are communicants of the Baptist church. He was married at Orosi to Eunice Dye, who bore him three children: Marie, Kathleen and Rita May. Marie is a student in the public school at Orosi. Mrs. Hickman died January 6, 1912. [Source: David Hickman: History of Tulare and Kings Counties, California with Biographical Sketches - Los Angeles, Calif., Historic Record Company, 1913, p. 644-645, Transcribed by Kathy Sedler] 
Family links: 
  Eunice Rose Dye Hickman (1885 - 1912)
  Mabel Gertrude Putnam Hickman (1895 - 1994)
  Maxine Rae Hickman Myers (1917 - 1962)*
*Calculated relationship
Smith Mountain Cemetery
Tulare County
California, USA
Maintained by: Nancy Beinhorn
Originally Created by: Beverly Davis Valcovic
Record added: May 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19277681
David Hayes Hickman
Added by: Timothy Shortnacy
David Hayes Hickman
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Rest in Peace.
- Timothy Shortnacy
 Added: Feb. 3, 2009

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