HICKENBOTTOM, Ralph Merton 1892 - 1955
HICKENBOTTOM, KAUFFMAN, GREEN, FRAME, LEU
Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 3/3/2012 at 21:00:30
"The Fairfield Ia. Ledger"
Saturday, September 24, 1955
Page 8, Column 6
R. HICKENBOTTOM Taken By Death; Funeral Monday
Ralph M. HICKENBOTTOM, life-time resident of Jefferson county and an employee of the C. B. & Q. railroad for nearly a half-century, died suddenly about 8:55 p.m. last night at his home, 800 S. Depot.
He had been on sick leave from his job as foreman of the section since February, but his death last night was sudden and unexpected.
Last rites will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Weston Behner funeral home with Dr. E. A. Piper in charge. Burial will be in the Lockridge cemetery.
HICKENBOTTOM started his career with the C.B.&Q. railroad 47 years ago as a boy 15 years of age. He was named foreman in 1919, a position he still held at the time of his death.
He was an active member in the Odd Fellows lodge and had filled most of the offices in the local organization which he joined 21 years ago. He was a member of Jefferson Lodge No. 4, I.O.O.F.; Iowa Encampment No. 6 and Biglow No. 6, Canton Lodge at Ottumwa.
He was united in marriage to Mabel KAUFFMAN in 1917 and she passed away in 1921 (sic - Feb., 1920). He was later married to Pearl S. GREEN on July 2, 1921. The wedding took place at Ottumwa.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Raymond HICKENBOTTOM, Fairfield; and three grandchildren. He is also survived by his stepmother, Mrs. Stacy HICKENBOTTOM, Lockridge; three brothers, Matt HICKENBOTTOM, Alameda, Cal.; Charles HICKENBOTTOM, Lawton, Oklahoma; Robert L. HICKENBOTTOM, Lockridge; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna FRAME, Mt. Pleasant; and Mrs. Pauline LEU, Marion, Iowa.
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