Guide to the Vickers Family Papers, RG 143

Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: October 2003

Date Span:

1.0 cubic feet; 300 items.

Number of Boxes:
2 document boxes.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
William Charles Vickers was born on January 13, 1882 in Dale County (a section presently in Houston County), Alabama to William J. and Susan J. (Askew) Vickers. He attended public schools in Houston County and graduated from Kinsey High School in 1900. He first studied to become a teacher and later taught at a school in Webb, Alabama. Vickers left teaching to attend Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, he graduated in 1908 with a doctorate in medicine. He returned to Alabama later that same year and began a medical practice at Abbeville. Dr. Vickers served as a member of the Abbeville City Council from 1910 to 1912 and as the Henry County Health Officer from 1919 to 1927. He married Rosa Hawley on July 19, 1911 and had five children, William Charles, Nat Hawley, James Austin, Lloyd Jerome and Martha Rose. He practiced medicine in Henry County until 1938 and was a prominent member of the Missionary Baptist Church. (see Henry's Heritage: A History, vol. 2)

Scope and Content:
Consists of family correspondence and photographs, personal financial papers, postcards, correspondence with Baptist mission boards and societies, information about the Baptist Orphanage in Troy, Ala., and medical information from the Great Depression. Also contains reminiscences of physician L. L. Hill, Baptist Home Missions Board, Alabama State Secondary Agricultural School and a pamphlet published by Andrew W. Mellon.

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