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Hitchcock, Francis 1820 - 1903


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 10/16/2016 at 22:23:42

Elkader Register, Thur., 5 Nov. 1903. Volga City Views column.

Francis Hitchcock was born Nov. 12th, 1820 in Upper Canada and died at Volga, Iowa, Nov. 2nd, 1903, aged 83 years, 11 months and 20 days. When a boy he removed to Randolph Co., Ill. Then to Carroll Co. where he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Clark. They came to Cox Creek, Clayton county, Iowa, where they made their home. To them were born seven children, Arrilla, Frank, Adella, Daniel, John, Hattie and Pricilla. His wife and four children have preceded him. He removed to Oklahoma where he purchased land and stayed until his health failed and then went to Wyoming hoping to regain his health, but had an attack of mountain fever which so reduced his strength causing him to have a paralytic stroke. He recovered somewhat and requested to be brought to the home of his sister, Mrs. Emma Tinkham, which they did, his physician, Dr. Miller, accompanying him. All the care that loving hearts and willing hands could do was done. Mrs. Hall, another sister, paying daily visits and assisting Mr. and Mrs. Tinkham wherever duty called. He leaves to mourn one daughter, two sons, two sisters and other relatives. The funeral was held from the Tinkham home Wednesday at two p.m., Rev. Elwick officiating. Interment in the Volga cemetery.


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