Biography of Dr. Harry T. Hinman
Humboldt County, CA Biographies





DR. HARRY THORNTON HINMAN. - One of the most prominent and promising of the young professional men of Eureka is Dr. Harry Thornton Hinman, whose dental parlors, located in the Jones building, are well known to the best people of the city, among whom he numbers many patients. He comes from an excellent family of California pioneers, and has received a splendid education. This, coupled with a natural adaptability for his chosen profession and an especially bright and capable mind, is conducing to make him one of the most popular dentists in the city and one of the leading men in the municipality.

Dr. Hinman is a native son of the Golden West, having been born in Sacramento, September 29, 1880. His father, James W. Hinman, was a native of Oswego county, N. Y., and after coming to California ran for many years as a locomotive engineer between Sacramento and Truckee, Nev., later running out of Wadsworth, Nev., and finally out of Dunsmuir, Cal. He is now living retired in the Sacramento valley. The doctor's mother was Alice Briggs, a native of California and a daughter of Cyrus Briggs, the latter also a native of New York state. He came to California as early as 1850 and became a pioneer miner in the Sierras. Young Hinman received his early education in the public schools of the state, and it was while he was a student in the San Jose high school, at the age of eighteen, that he determined upon the career of a dentist as his life work. After completing his high school course he went to San Francisco, where he matriculated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, entering the dental department. He was graduated in 1902 with the degree of D. D. S. after a three years' course, and immediately took the state board examination, as required by law, and passed with high honors, receiving his license to practice dentistry. Going at once to Fort Bragg, he conducted a dental office in connection with Dr. McCormick's hospital, and during the year that he remained there was very successful. From there he came up to Eureka in June, 1903, and was associated with Dr. Carmichael for a year, at the close of which time he went to Hanford, remaining there for two years in the employ of Dr. H. T. Hendricks.

It was while he was located at Hanford that the marriage of Dr. Hinman occurred, uniting him with Miss Catherine Cameron, of that city. In February, 1907, he returned to Eureka and purchased the office and practice of Dr. Carmichael, and has since that time conducted the business himself. He has met with deserved success and has won an exceedingly enviable place in the hearts of Eureka citizens. Aside from his professional popularity he is also well and favorably known, and together with Mrs. Hinman participates in the social affairs of the city. He is a prominent member of Eureka Lodge No. 652, B. P. O. E., and is also a member of the Psi Omega, a national dental fraternity. Mrs. Hinman has borne her husband three children, Catherine Helaine, James Roderick and Harry Thornton, Jr.

From:
History of Humboldt County, California
With a Biographical Sketches
History by Leigh H. Irving
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1915


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