"Texas Charley" Bigelow

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"Texas Charley" Bigelow
Born 14 January 1855(1855-01-14)
Worcester, MA
Died 30 December 1917 (62) [1]
Houston, Texas
Nationality American
Field(s) Patent Medicine
Known for Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company

Charles Sam Houston Bigelow (January 14, 1855 - December 30, 1917), also known as "Texas Charley" Bigelow, was an American patent medicine manufacturer and promoter, co-founder with "Doc" Healy of the Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company, widely renown for its travelling medicine shows in the late 19th century.


  1. Obituary notice for "Colonel Charles Sam Houston Bigelow" (Texas Charley Bigelow) ( — from December 31, 1917 ed. of the Houston Chronicle.