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HICKS obit, Galena, JoDaviess Co. IL

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HICKS obit, Galena, JoDaviess Co. IL

Posted: 958910400000
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 1013834194000

The death of William F. Hicks, a
veteran of the Civil War and for six
years a highly respected resident of
this city, occurred at the family home
on Franklin street atabout 1 o'clock
this afternoon after a long illness
with diseases incident to old age. He
had seen seventy years of life. A wife
three sons and a step-daughter mourn
his departure.
The funeral will be held Sunday after-
noon 2 o'clock at his late home under
the auspeces of E.D. Kittoe Post,
G.A.R. of this city of which he was
a member.

The Galena Daily Gazette
Galena IL, Fri. Evening Aug. 18, 1899
Reel # A3763

As was briefly mentioned in these columns
last evening, the demise of William F. Hicks
occured at the family residence on Franklin
Street at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon after a
long illness caused largely by hardships
suffered and ailments incurred while serv-
ing as a soldier in the Civil War, During
his six years residence in this city he was
obliged to get about on crutches and for the
past two years he has been unable to leave
his home at all, being confined to his room
the greater part of the time. Death came to
him as a decided relief from constant suffer-
ing and helplessness.
Mr. Hicks was a native of Kentucky, where
he was born Jan 9, 1829. When a compara-
tively young man he fitted himself for the
position of veterinary surgeon in which
profession he eventually became quite pro-
ficient and which he followed during the
larger part of his after life until
incapaciated by ill health. In March 1864,
he enlisted as a member of Company A, Ilth
Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and served
with distinction until the close of the war.
For a short time after the conclusion of
that bloody strife he located with his family
at Elizabeth and from there went to
Wisconsin, residing much of the time at
Boscobel and Lancaster. About six years ago
he with his wife took up their residence in
this city where their home has since been
and where they have a large circle of warm
friends. Besides his wife he is survived
three sons, Frank of St. Croix Minn., Charles
and William also reside in Minnesota and one
daughter who is married and lives in Lan-
easter Wis. The deceased was a member of the
G.A.R. Post of this place and though having
resided here but a comparatively short time,
he was greatly respected throughout this
city and leaves many friends to deplore his
The last sad rites over the remains of the
departed soldier, husband and father will
be observed at the family residence at 3
o'clock Sunday afternoon where services will
be conducted by J.S. Yundt of Grace Church.
The members of E.D. Kittoe Post will attend
the body.

The Galena Daily Gazette
Galena Illinois Sat. Evening August 19, 1899
Reel Number A 3763

Dr. Hicks Dead.

Dr. William F. Hicks, the veterinar-
ian, resident in Lancaster some years
ago, died in his home in Galena last
Friday. His death was from affliction
that has clung to him with serverity for
years. He had:not been able to move
about without crutches for years,
and, was not able to leave his house
past two years. His broken constitution
is attributable to the hardships
and exposures in the Civil war.
Dr. Hicks was as a native of Kentucky,
born January 2, 1829. He fitted him-
self for the veterinary practice when a
young man, and followed the profession
until incapacitated by ill health.
He was a member of Co. A Ilth Wis.
from March, 1864, to the close of the
war. After the war he located st Bos-
cobel, and next at Washburn in this
county. Later he resided in Lancaster,
going from here to Potosi, and six
years ago he and his wife moved to
Galena, where the Galena papers say
"they have won a large circle of warm
Three sons-- Frank, Charles, and William,
survive. Frank resides St.Croix; Wis.
The daughter who was married while they
resided in Lancaster, died two years ago.
Mrs.C. W. Burrows, of Lancaeter, is a step-
daughter. Dr. Hicks was a member of the Lan-
caster Tom Cox Post, and the Galena
E. D. Kitto Post buried him under the
honors of the G. A. R., with religious
services by the Rev. J. S. Yundt, on Sunday.

Lancaster Teller, Lancaster Wisconsin
8-24-1899, Reel # P76478

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