Henry Hicks was the son of Henry Hicks and Hester Jane Ingram, my ggg-grandparents. He was the brother of my gg-grandmother, Margaret Jane (Hicks) Davis. He was born in Guilford Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, on March 25, 1845. He died February 3, 1930, in Warren, Jo Daviess, Illinois.
Henry is buried at Scales Mound Township Cemetery in Scales Mound, Illinois.
His obituary was published in the Freeport Journal-Standard on Tuesday, February 4, 1930.
Transcription of obituary:
Henry Hicks, an aged resident, passed away at his home Tuesday, following a few month’s illness.
Henry Hicks, son of Henry and Hester Ingram Hicks was born in Guilford township, near Scales Mound, Ill., March 25th, 1845. His boyhood days were spent on his father’s farm, until of age, then he went west and worked in the gold mines in Montana and Idaho. He then returned to Scales Mound, where he was united in marriage to Mary J. Reed December 10, 1868. To this union seven children were born, namely, Mrs. Amelia Brink of Warren, Mrs. Esther Grindy of Warren, William R. Hicks of Apple River, Mrs. Anna Mary Sampson of Muskegon Heights, Mich., Mrs. Martha Cousins of Scales Mound and Raymond Hicks of Warren. One son, Thomas, passing away several years ago.
He leaves to mourn his loss, a loving wife and six children, also a sister, Mrs. Mary McGuire of Doxery, Oklahoma, and one brother, James W. Hicks of White River, South Dakota and eleven grand children. Forty-three years ago Mr. Hicks and family moved to the home where he passed away. About 3 years ago he suffered a stroke, and has been failing since. Tuesday he had another stroke from which he never recovered. Mr. Hicks untied with the M.E. church at Mt. Zion church near Scales Mound, when a young man and was 84 years, 10 months and 3 days old at his passing. Funeral was held at the home and burial made in Scales Mound cemetery Saturday afternoon.