The History of the Early Settlement of Norton County, Kansas

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an academy at South Salem, Ross county, Ohio for two years, then a similar school at Felicity, Clermont county, for one year, then commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Gibson of the same place; he moved to the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, where he continued the study of medicine for two years, then attended the Eclectic Medical college; commenced the practice of medicine in Highland county, Ohio, in August, 1852, soon after met Eliza Jane Matthews, youngest daughter of Judge John Matthews, of Hillsborough, Highland county.  They were married October 27, 1853; they resided in that county until January, 1856, moved to Richland, county, Illinois, where he continued the practice of medicine; moved to Pike county, Illinois, where it was healthier, milk sickness did not prevail there as it did in Richland county; continued the practice of medicine until he came to Sabetha, Nemaha county, Kansas, in February 1879, where he engaged in farming and sheep raising.  In the fall of 1882 he was induced by his friends to allow his name to be used as an independent candidate for representative for the east district of that county.  He was elected receiving the entire democratic and anti-St. John or anti-third term republican vote of the district.  We quote the following from a letter just received from Mr. Hicks: "I was elected independent of political parties.  I would to God that all law-makers, both state and national, could be elected independent of corrupt political parties.  At the senatorial election of the session of 1883, I voted for John A. Anderson for congressman of the Fifth district.  While in congress he fought hard for the people and against the monopolies."  To claim that the democrats and resubmission republicans were purer and less partisan and corrupt than other political parties is claiming for them something they never claimed for themselves, yet Mr. Hicks fell into the very common error of supposing that all the honest people in the district supported him, or at least all the dishonest ones supported his partisan opponent.  Mr. Hicks' oldest child, John M., was born October 1, 1854, in Highland county, Ohio, and died in Pike county, Illinois, at the age of thirteen; Mary E. was born in Pike county, August 22, 1857, she married Oscar Burnworth; they have three children and live on a farm in the west portion of this county.  Albert L. Hicks was born in Pike county, August 9, 1869; he was married to Effie L. Buck, of Sebatha [Sabetha ?], Kansas, in May, 1890; she was born in Henry county, Illinois in 1868; they have two children, a boy and a girl.  Albert was the populist nominee for county treasurer in 1893, but was defeated at the polls by W. H. Hollenshead, the republican nominee.  Three girls were born and died in infancy in Pike county,

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