HICKMAN, George W. (d. 1906)

Death Ends Career of Senator Hickman – Complication of Diseases Fatal to Prominent Member of Assembly

Owensboro, Ky., Sept. 18 – Senator George W. HICKMAN, of McLean county, died at his home in Calhoun of a complication of diseases.  For the last few weeks his condition has been critical and his relatives were at his bedside when the end came.

Senator HICKMAN was born in Nashville, Tenn., on February 7, 1865, and received his education in the public schools of Nashville and at Vanderbilt University.  He came to McLean county in 1891, and began teaching school.  He began the study of law in 1893 under Judge Jep C. JOHNSON, of Calhoun.

He was elected from McLean county to the lower house of the Legislature in 1896, and re-elected in 1898.  In 1909 he was elected to the Senate, and again in 1904.

The [sic] was chairman of the Goebel Contest Committee, and on one occasion acted as Governor of the State.  Senator HICKMAN was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and was at the time of his death Master of Vienaa Lodge, No. 648.

He was married to Miss Sallie JOHNSON, the eldest daughter of Mrs. Futura JOHNSON, of Calhoun, on August 30, 1897.  Three children – two girls and a boy, were born to them.

The funeral will take place tomorrow, and will be conducted with Masonic honors.

Source: Lexington Herald, September 19, 1906

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