Joe Hicks Passed Away
at the age of 74
Joseph Lewis Hicks a long time farmer and resident of the Farnam community passed away last Wednesday at his home here in Farnam. He had been under a doctors care for some time although was not thought to be in poor health at the time of his death. Joe was 74 years of age.
The Farnam Press, 17(35):1 Thursday, June 6, 1957
Joseph Lewis Hicks
Joseph Lewis Hicks, son of Horatio and Catherine Hicks was born at Stratford, Iowa, May 11, 1883. He passed away at his home in Farnam on May 29, 1957.
When he was 10 months old his parents moved to a homestead 10 miles south of Farnam. Later the family moved to Peru, Nebr., where the children attended school. He also graduated from Peru State Teachers College in 1905. He taught one year at Schuyler, Nebr. then returned to the homestead and has lived in the Farnam community since that time.
He was united in marriage to Clara Irwin on October 5, 1910. To this union was born two children, a daughter and a son.
He was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and always interested in the activities of the community.
He is survived by his wife, Clara; two children, Mrs. Earl Edson of Farnam and H. Gerald Hicks of Kennewick, Washington; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Boley of Kirkland, Washington, and Mrs. Loren Fitch of Mercer Island, Washington; and many other relatives and friends.
One brother, Arthur preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held Saturday June 1, 1957 at 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church with Rev. B. H. Hart officiating. Mrs. Hugo Blomquist, Mrs. Elvin Piersol, Dale Montgomery and Clifford Hess sang There is no Night There, and That Beautiful Land. Mrs. Raymond Smith accompanied on the Piano. Serving as Casketbearers were Glen Wintermute, Ferris Boyd, Kronborg Kjar, Raymond Smith, Kenneth Stevens and Ellis Widick. Interment was in the Farnam cemetery with the McVay Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
The Farnam Press, 17(36):1 Thursday, June 13, 1957
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