Person:Hiram Christian (1)

Hiram Harman Pythias "Peshikthe" Christian
Facts and Events
Name Hiram Harman Pythias "Peshikthe" Christian
Gender Male
Birth? 1835
Marriage 4 Mar 1856 Tazewell Co, VAto Lucinda Graham
Census[3] 1910 McDowell, West Virginia, USABig Creek
Death[1] 1 Jul 1917 McDowell, West Virginia, United States
  1. Death Certificate, in West Virginia. West Virginia Division of Culture and History.
  2.   Bringing Modern Medicine to the Mountains: Scientific Medicine and the Transformation of Health Care in Southern West Virginia, 1880-1910 By Sandra Barney, in West Virginia. West Virginia Division of Culture and History, 1996.

    Excerpt: "Hiram Christian also left his practice when competition for patients became too intense. Rather than relocate to a more isolated area, he switched careers and set himself up as an attorney in Welch. Finding the legal profession too crowded in the McDowell County seat, he eventually moved to War, where he was the only lawyer and became the community's justice of the peace."

    (Based on age and location, I believe this is the correct "Hiram Christian" who was a self-taught doctor and later a lawyer. Please correct if needed. user:cthrnvl)

  3. McDowell, West Virginia, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    Living with his wife, Sarah A., age 48.

  4.   The killing of Moses Hankins by Hiram Christian, at Welch, W. Va., is said to have been unintentional. It was not our Mose, however, but a gentleman who formerly lived in the west end of the county. He leaves a family in destitute circumstances. - Clinch Valley news., August 25, 1893