David O. Hickman
1950

DAVID O. HICKMAN, SODDY, DIES AT 88

 

Farmer, Mine Operator for 43 Years - Presbyterian Elder for 50 Years

 

David O. Hickman, well-known Soddy farmer and mine operator, died late yesterday afternoon at his home.  He was 88.

 

A pioneer settler in the community, Mr. Hickman operated coal mines in the Soddy area 43 years.  In later years he became widely known as a peach and strawberry farmer.

 

Mr. Hickman was an elder of the Presbyterian Church at Soddy for 50 years.

 

He is survived by his wife, Frances Hickman; two daughters, Mrs. Winnie Walker and Mrs. W. J. Hughes of Soddy; two sons, Sam H., Soddy, and W. J., Williamson, W. Va.; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral arrangements will be announced.

The Chattanooga Times, February 11, 1950

Submitted by Iris Brown
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