Enoch C. Wickersham, M. D., a leading physician of Independence. Kan., was born at Mount Etna, Huntington county, Indiana, Jan. 17, 1856. His parents were Dr. Noah L. and Mary J. (Ward) Wickcrsham. His father was born in Clinton county, Ohio, near Wilmington, and died at Anderson, Ind., in 1897, aged seventy years. He was a graduate of the Ohio Medical College of Cincinnati, with the class of 1858, and after receiving his degree continuously and successfully practiced medicine until his death. He removed from Mount Etna, Ind., in 1862, to Anderson, Ind., where he afterward resided and was numbered among the leading and most able physicians and surgeons, as well as one of the most prosperous and highly esteemed citizens for years.
Enoch C. Wickersham was reared in Anderson, Ind., attended the public schools during his boyhood and then completed his literary education in the high school. He at once began to read medicine under his father, and after completing his medical studies, he began to practice in 1878. Like so many of the professional men of the middle states, he believed there was always a better opening for a professional man in the new country west of the Missouri river and in 1886 came to Kansas, and located at Sterling, where he resided upwards of fifteen years. On Nov. 12, 1903, he located at Independence, Kan., where he has since enjoyed a constantly increasing practice. Dr. Wickersham is a member of the Montgomery County Medical Society, of the Southeast Kansas Medical Society, of the Kansas State Medical Society and of the American Medical Association. He is now serving his third year as county health officer of Montgomery county.
Dr. Wickersham married, on Dec. 24, 1878, Nettie B. Pyke, a lady of refinement and gentle manner, of an old and prominent Indiana family. She was born, reared and educated in Thorntown, Ind., and later resided at Anderson. Ind. The doctor and his wife have one son, Maxwell L., a competent chemist in the laboratory of the Western States Portland Cement Co. The family are members of the Presbyterian church, and Dr. Wickersham's fraternal relations are with the Knights of Pythias. He is essentially a self-made man, having forged his way to an enviable position in his profession, by his own efforts, overcoming many financial obstacles that would have daunted the average man, but is now prosperous and is highly esteemed in the community where he has elected to make his home and practice the healing arts of his chosen profession.Pages 86-87 from volume III, part 1 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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