Obituary: Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman

Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman

I have several obituaries for my great-grandmother, Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman.  She was the daughter of Nicholas Jr and Catherine (Hebenstreit) Bausman.  Her first husband, Percy Davis, was my great-grandfather.  She married her second husband, Herb Hickman, in 1956 at age 63.

Viola died January 20, 1974, in Cuba City, Wisconsin.  She’s buried in Scales Mound Township Cemetery (also referred to as Citizens Cemetery) in Scales Mound, Illinois.

I received this obituary from mom.  The citation is not known.

Obituary: Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman

Transcription of obituary:

Mrs. Herbert Hickman

Scales Mound, Ill. – Mrs. Herbert (Viola) Hickman, 80, of Scales Mound died Sunday morning in the Cuba City, Wis., Medical Center.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church here, with burial in the Scales Mound Township Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Steinke-Schmadeke Funeral Home at Galena, Ill., where the Scripture Wake Service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Surviving besides her husband are a son, Stanley Davis; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (June) Harwick, and two stepsons, Cleland and Kenneth Hickman, all of Scales Mound; 13 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.


  1. […] this history helped me in identifying a photograph in my great-grandmother Viola (Bausman) Davis’ photo collection.  Frank Edward Hess, grandson of Jacob and Christina, had sent a postcard to […]

  2. […] Uncle Lester Schoenhard referenced is the man married to Gertrude Bausman.  Gertrude was sister to Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman, mother of my grandfather Stanley Davis. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { […]

  3. […] had five children: Gertrude, Clement (died in infancy), Pearl, Viola, and […]

  4. […] daughter of Nicholas Jr. and Catherine (Hebenstreit) Bausman, and a sister of my great-grandmother, Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman.  Her other siblings were Gertrude and […]

  5. […] several obituaries in my Grandma Davis‘ genealogy files.  I assume she inherited them from Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman after she passed in 1976.  Anyway, I’m glad Grandma kept them and didn’t toss’em […]

  6. […] great-grandmother, Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman, was an teacher and educator.  I discovered the oration that she gave at her Scales Mound, […]

  7. […] Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman (1893 – 1974) […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: