HARDY H. HICKMAN GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Kincaid Dispatch, Friday, Jul. 31, 1914
Died: July 22, 1914
Following a long illness, H. H. Hickman died at the home of his son, H. D. Hickman, in Allen county, last Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Hickman had been sick for several years, but was able to go about up to a few months ago when he was stricken with paralysis. Since then he gradually grew worse until death relieved his sufferings. He bore his affliction with remarkable cheerfulness, and since he became 70 years of age it was a common expression of his that he was living on borrowed time. His children were good to him and did all in their power for him to alleviate his suffering.
For nearly half a century Mr. Hickman has been one of the big men of this community—big physically and morally with a broad-minded citizenship. Practically all the people of the adjoining corners of the four counties knew Mr. Hickman and he was very popular and will be greatly missed by his many friends.
Hardy H. Hickman, eldest son of Hiram and Martha Hickman, was born near Georgetown, Ill., October 4, 1840, where he made his home until 1861 when he enlisted in Company D, 25th Illinois Infantry, in which he served the Union three years. He then re-enlisted in Company G, 28th Illinois, serving one year. He was united in marriage with Iva A. Sinder, Jan. 1, 1866. To their union was born two daughters and three sons, all of whom survive their father. Mr. Hickman came to Kansas in 1868, settling on the farm which he owned at the time of his death. In 1879 he became a Christian and united with the Presbyterian church which then had an organization at Fairview. Later the organization at Fairview was disbanded and he united with the M. E. church in 1897 under the pastorate of Rev. J. E. Whitehead, and was a faithful member of that church until his death.
Mr. Hickman departed this life July 22, 1914, aged 73 years, 9 months and 18 days. He leaves five children, two sisters, one brother and a host of friends to mourn his death.
Those left bereaved have the sympathy of the community.
Funeral services were held at Fairview church Friday morning and were conducted by Rev. Shulenberger. Despite the extremely hot weather more people assembled than could get in the building, to pay their last tribute of respect to their friend and neighbor. At the close of the church service the body was borne across the road to the beautiful cemetery of Fairview where it was interred by the side of his faithful wife, who had gone on before. The service was conducted by Major Rankin Post, Grand Army of the Republic.