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Rev. W.J. Hicks
Cass Twp.

Rev. W. J. Hicks, paster of the Universalist society, Strawberry Point, is a native of Readsboro, Bennington County, Vt.; born March 3, 1824, and was a son of Jacob, and Betsy Hicks, the former a native of New Hampshire, the latter of Massachusetts. He received his early education in Readsboro; then attended the Whitingham Academy a number of years, and finished his education at Rowe, Mass. In 1844, having engaged in several branches of business in the meantime. He was appointed pastor of a church at Sadawga, Vt., where he remained eleven years, then located in Strawberry Point. He has devoted a portion of his time to the Universalist Church at Elkader. Being a man of high literarcy attainments, and superior intellectual endowments, he is eminently fitted for the noble calling he has chosen, and has succeeded in doing much good. He was married to Lucy E. Bemis, a native of Whitingham, Vt. on Apirl 20, 1845 in Readsboro, that state. They have three children--Sarah E., Fannie E., and Mary B. Mr. Hicks is a member of the Masonic lodge, of which he is Chaplain. In poltics he is a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 697
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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