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CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES SUDDENLY TUES

Horatio G. Hicks was born November 18th, 1844, in Richford, New York, and died in Farnam, May, 2nd, 1922, at the age of seventy seven years, five months and fourteen days. The cause of his death was heart trouble.

He served through the Civil War with the 10th New York Volunteer Regiment of Cavalry, until wounded in the battle of Stony Creek, on December 1st, 1864.

He was married to Catherine R. Whitaker, of Philadelphia, Penn., September 17th 1879, and to this union four children were born, all of whom live in or near Farnam. In 1884 the family moved to Peru for the purpose of educating the children later moving to Kearney remaining there until moving to Farnam where he resided at the time of his death.

Mr. Hicks was a kind and loving husband and father, a good friend, loved and respected by all who knew him, a brave soldier, a good citizen doing many kind deeds in his quiet and unassuming way, a man of whom those who knew him best have said "He was never known to do a dishonest or dishonorable act."

The deceased leaves to mourn his death, two sons, Arthur O. and Joseph L. and two daughters, Catherine R. and Mrs. Helen Fitch, all of whom live in or near Farnam, one sister and seven grand children. His wife passed from this life on November 12, 1917.

Funeral services were held at the family home, at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, and burial was made in the Farnam cemetery in charge of the local Legion.

The Farnam Echo 19(25):1, 5 May 1922



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