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Dr. Arthur Heath Flickwir




Dr. Arthur H. Flickwir

FLICKWIR, A. H. (1879-1939). A. H. Flickwir, physician and city health officer, was born on April 28, 1879, in Beardstown, Illinois, the son of David Henry and Catherine Rebecca (Norbury) Flickwir. He attended public schools in Illinois and the University of Illinois. He earned a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1901 and took postgraduate training at Howard Hospital (Philadelphia), Southside Hospital (Pittsburgh), and Maplewood Sanatorium (Jacksonville, Illinois), where he also served as a resident physician. Before World War I, he practiced at Detroit, Michigan; Buda, Illinois; and Lyford, Blessing, and Houston, Texas. He served in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy during the war. He was health officer for the city of Houston (1920-27) and director of public health and welfare for the city of Fort Worth (1929-39). He served as president of the Harris County Medical Society, vice president of the Texas State Medical Association (see TEXAS MEDICAL ASSOCIATION), first president of the Texas Public Health Association (1922), and a vice president of the American Public Health Association. At the time of his death Flickwir was president of District No. 2 of the Texas Public Health Association, a member of the Executive Committee of the Fort Worth Council of Social Agencies, a member of the Public Relations Committee of the Tarrant County Medical Society, and secretary of the public health section of the Texas State Medical Association. He was a Legionnaire, a Mason, an Episcopalian, and a member of the Military Order of Foreign Wars. He and his wife had two daughters. He died in Fort Worth on July 26, 1939.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 27, 1939. Texas State Journal of Medicine, October 1939.

Death Claims Retired City Health Chief

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 26 (AP).--Dr. Arthur Heath Flickwir, 60, City Health and Welfare Director here for ten years until his retirement last week, a veteran in public health and social service work, died Wednesday afternoon.

Dr. Flickwir became director of the health and welfare department here on May 15, 1929, and for nine years prior was City Heath Officer at Houston. His reputation as a health officer was recognized nationally. While in Houston, he was an organizer and first president of the Texas Public Health Association.

Dallas Morning News, July 27, 1939


University of Pennsylvania 1800 Varsity Rowing Crew

Captain, Lester Kintzing


J. P. Gardiner, stroke J. H. Hall J. W. A. Busch A. H. Flickwir
J. B. Snover F. L. Davenport W. H. Howell L. Kintzing


S. Crowther, Jr., stroke O. B. Evans J. F. Bechtel J. F. B. Atkin


University of Pennsylvania 1900 Varsity Rowing Crew

Captain, John B. Snover          Manager, Charles A. Patterson


J. P. Gardiner, stroke F. Stehle, Jr. Samuel Crowther, Jr.
A. H. Flickwir G. S. Allyn Lester Kintzing
J. B. Snover F. L. Davenport L. J. Smith, coxswain


J. F. B. Atkin, stroke F. W. Sinkler I. G. Snider
  S. J. Henderson  

University of Pennsylvania 1901 Varsity Crew Rowing Team - Dr. Flickwir second row, left

Additional Information

Dr. Flickwir and his family were living in Blessing when the 1900 census was enumerated.

buried Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery
residence 1732 Ashland, Fort Worth

wife: Nettie Frances Flickwir b 3 May 1878 MO - died 3 Nov 1974, Fort Worth, TX d/o Dr. John Ginn and Samantha Elizabeth Haslet
married 2 Nov 1903 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL, 25 & 24

Kathryn Elizabeth Flickwir Hinton 9 Feb 1910 in Blessing -1947 
Elva Jane Flickwir Clyde 16 Feb 1912 Blessing, Matagorda County - 5 Apr 1963 Richland Hills, Tarrant County,
buried Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery, Ft. Worth
     w/o Alfred Milton Clyde Jr. 12 Apr 1913 - 23 Apr 1971 buried Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery, Ft. Worth
          son: Alfred Milton Clyde, Jr. 16 Aug 1944 - 6 Nov 1944 Fort Worth, TX - buried Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery, Ft. Worth

Lieut. U. S. Navy - from application for a military marker

Dr. Arthur H. Flickwir, City Health Officer, Houston, TX - Texas State Journal of Medicine April, 1921

1920 Census - Houston, TX  3102  Franklin Street
Flickwir, Arthur H. 40 IL
Nettie F. 40 MO
Kathryn E. 9 TX
Elva J. 7 TX

City Directory Listing
1918 Houston - Physicians and Surgeons - Flickwir, A H 3107 Franklin Av
1941 Fort Worth - Nettie, widow of Arthur H., h 1732 Ashland  tel 7-3884
1942 Fort Worth - Nettie, widow of Arthur H., h 1732 Ashland Ave.
1943 Fort Worth - Flickwir, Nettie, widow of Arthur H., h 1732 Ashland
1959 Fort Worth - Flickwir, Nettie F. widow of A. H.  h 1732 Ashland

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