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HICKENBOTTOM, Hazel L. 1918 - 1943


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 3/3/2012 at 20:46:56

"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Friday, October 8, 1943
Page 8, Column 5

Hazel HICKENBOTTOM Passes Away Today, Des Moines Hospital

Funeral arrangements are pending for Miss Hazel HICKENBOTTOM, 25, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph HICKENBOTTOM, 800 South Depot St., pho (sic - who) passed away this morning at the Methodist hospital in Des Moines, after a serious illness during the past two weeks.

The body will arrive at the Weston Behner Funeral Home sometime this evening.

The hour and place for the funeral and burial services will be announced later.


"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Tuesday, October 12, 1943
Page 3, Column 4

Brother flown in special plane to reach city in time

Services were held Sunday for Hazel L. HICKENBOTOM (sic), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H. HICKENBOTTOM, 800 Depot street, who died October 8, at the Methodist hospital in Des Moines.

Rev. A. P. Keim had charge of the service held at the Weston Behner Funeral Home at 3:00 o'clock (sic) Sunday. Burial took place at the Lockridge cemetery following the funeral.

Music was furnished by Mr. Dillon Lowell and Mrs. Joe Hanson. Paull bearers (sic) were Paul Harper, L. T. Evans, Lester Crowe, Clarence Courtney, Ralph Johnson and James Short.

Miss HICKENBOTTOM was born in Lockridge, Iowa, January 18, 1918, and passed away at the age of twenty-five years.

She attended the high school at Biggsville, Ill., for two years and was graduated from Fairfield high school with the class of 1936.

For the past several years she was employed in Des Moines by the Cummings Drug Store.

She faithfully attended the Methodist church.

Her mother, Mable KAUFFMAN HICKENBOTTOM, preceded her in death in 1920 when Hazel was two years and one month old.

Miss HICKENBOTTOM is survived by her father and stepmother, a brother Raymond of Fairfield and a brother, Harry, at the United States Army, stationed at Camp Mackall, North Carolina, besides other relatives and a host of friends.

Her brother, Pvt. Harry HICKENBOTTOM, was able to come to Fairfield through an appeal made by Miss HICKENBOTTOM's doctor in Des Moines and the Red Cross, who called the Commanding Officer at Camp Mackall and requested that Pvt. HICKENBOTTOM be allowed to return home by plane.

Pvt. HICKENBOTTOM boarded at "B-26" Bomber at Camp Mackall at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, and was flown to Atlanta, Ga., a distance of around 400 miles, in one hour and fifteen minutes.

Here he took a transport plane which arrived in Des Moines at 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon and was able to reach Fairfield in time for the rites for his sister.

*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I am not related to the person(s) mentioned.


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