Dr John Hicks Florence

Dr John Hicks Florence

Birth
Grand Saline, Van Zandt County, Texas, USA
Death 28 Dec 1938 (aged 70)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas, USA
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Dr. John Hicks Florence began his medical career as a country doctor in Trent, Taylor County Texas where he had ranching interests. He recieved his medical training at Baylor University, Louisville Medical College and New York Polyclinic. Returning to Dallas, he was professor of obstetrics at Baylor Hospital and chief surgeon at Parkland while serving two years as Dallas County Health Officer and Dallas City Health Officer from 1898 to 1902.
In 1905 Governor S.W.T Lanham appointed Dr. Florence as State Quarantine officer serving at stations in Aransas Pass, Sabine Pass, Brownsville and Galveston. Governor Pat Neff later appointed him in 1922 as State Health Officer in Austin.
Dr. Florence was one of the founders of the Great Southern Life Insurance Company in Houston where he served as medical director. He later was associated with the Atlas Life Insurance Company of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dr. Florence continued his civic interests by representing Harris County in 1925-1926 in the Thirty-Ninth Texas Legislature under Governor Mirium A. Ferguson.
He was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his eight children, Kathleen "Kittie" Best Florence in 1912 whom he married in 1889. He was survived by his second wife Estella J. Florence.



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  • Maintained by: JSM
  • Originally Created by: Deb
  • Added: 4 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18215493
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr John Hicks Florence (14 Jun 1868–28 Dec 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18215493, citing Mesquite Cemetery, Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by JSM (contributor 48010416) .