Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.


Arthur Cornelius Gulick

ARTHUR CORNELIUS GULICK, M. D. With the highest attainments in his profession, made possible by long and thorough preparation, talent and special skill, Doctor Gulick during his residence at Goodland has enjoyed the rewards and honors of the really successful man.

He came to Western Kansas immediately after completing his medical course. In early life he lived in Wisconsin and was born at Kenosha September 21, 1869. The Gulicks are an old professional family widely distributed in America. The first Americans of the name were persecuted Huguenots who fled Holland for America in colonial times. His grandfather was Messler Gulick, who was born near Plainville, New Jersey, was a farmer in that state, and later moved to Central New York and died at Ovid.

Cornelius M. Gulick, father of Doctor Gulick, was born near Seneca, New York, in 1814. He grew up in that section of the Empire state, but in 1837 went west by way of the Great Lakes and overland trails and became one of the pioneers in Southern Wisconsin, then a territory, he took up a claim near Kenosha and acquired land in the first public land sale there in 1838. He lived on his farm, developed it from a wilderness, and died there in 1885. He was a republican and a member of the Reformed Dutch Church. He married Mary Ann Magill. She was born at Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1839 and died at Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 1883. Doctor Gulick was the youngest of three children: Florence B., the oldest, married D. F. Brister, formerly a blacksmith, but now a property owner at Kenosha, Wisconsin. Louisa M. married James H. Dabbs, a farmer at Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

Arthur C. Gulick spent his boyhood on his father's farm in Kenosha County, where he attended the rural schools, put in two years in the Kenosha High School, and in 1893 graduated from Oberlin Academy at Oberlin, Ohio. He took his college work at Oberlin, also receiving his A. B. degree in 1897. From there he entered Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia, the next to the oldest institutions of medical learning in America, and received his M. D. degree in 1900. Since then he has taken a general course in the Chicago Post-Graduate School of Medicine, and spent some time in the Mayo Brothers institution at Rochester, Minnesota.

On leaving college in 1900 Doctor Gulick selected Goodland, Kansas, as his location. For a number of years his energies have been taxed to care for his general medical and surgical practice. His offices are at 1008 Main Street, and his splendid home is at Eleventh Street, at the corner of Grand. It is a strictly modern residence of ten rooms, with electric lights, bath, hot water heat, sleeping porch and every modern improvement and convenience. Doctor Gulick owns a 160-acre farm in Cheyenne County, Kansas. For the past ten years he has been coroner of Sherman County, has been county health officer for the past three years and filled the same office at earlier times. He is a member and examiner of the local exemption board of Sherman County and is local surgeon for the Rock Island Railroad.

Doctor Gulick has membership in the County, Tri-County and State Medical societies and the American Medical Association, and is fraternally affiliated with Goodland Lodge, Knights of Pythias, with the Modern Woodmen of America, and the Ancient Order of United Workmen. He is a member and trustee of the First Christian Church and in politics is a republican. He is also secretary of the Goodland Telephone Company.

Doctor Gulick married at Goodland, in 1902 Miss Ella M. Morse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah S. Morse, both now deceased. To their marriage have been born five children: Ethelwyn, born September 16, 1903; Sherman Mervin, born January 28, 1908; Arthur Elroy, born August 21, 1913; Loretta, born March 18, 1915; and Grace, born October 25, 1917.


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Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.

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