RICHARD HICKMAN, merchant, Ullin, was born in Preston, Union Co., Ill., May 10, 1851, the youngest of five children, and the son of George and Louise (Tingle) Hickman. When subject was six years of age, his father moved to Cairo, and after a year's Residence at that point came to Ullin, where he has since resided. Our subject received his education in the schools of Pulaski County, and then commenced clerking in James Bell's store at Ullin. He is now acting as manager for that institution. Mr. Hickman was married December 15, 1871, to Nellie Tingle, a daughter of William and Isabella (McKee) Tingle, of Jasper County, Mo. She is the mother of two children — Frank, living, and an infant that died two days after birth. He is a member of Elco Lodge, No. 643, I. O. O. F. In politics, Mr. Hickman generally votes the Democratic ticket.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 327.