Hicks, Hiland H.
Age: 23, credited to Whitingham, VT
Unit(s): 4th MA LARTY
Service: enl, Rowe, MA, 2/29/64, Pvt, 4th MA LARTY, m/o 10/14/65, New Orleans
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Birth: 08/30/1840, Whitingham, VT
Burial: Cavendish Village Cemetery, Cavendish, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 91709182
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Cavendish Village Cemetery, Cavendish, VT
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Hiland H. Hicks
The Vermont Journal, December 29, 1922
Hiland H. Hicks passed away at his home in Perkinsville Sunday evening December 10th. He had been in failing health for a number of years but was confined to his bed only a little over two weeks. He was born in Whitingham, August 30th,1840, son of Hiram and Lydia Battles Hicks, and one of a large family. His early days were spent on the farm, leaving school at 13 years of age.
He enlisted for the service of his country in the Civil War from the town of Rowe, Mass., being a member of the Fourth Massachusetts Battery Light Artillery, serving until the war closed. He than entered the milk business in Boston with two brothers until June 1867, when he came to Perkinsville and on the 19th of June married Harriet E. Gould, who survives him, being his senior by 20 days.
In the early eighties he entered the soapstone business as manager in Vermont for Charles Williams of Manchester, N. H., known as Williams & Co. This position he held until the death of Mr. Williams in 1899 when he bought the business in company with his son, John.
He was a man of robust health and had an untiring energy which won him his success.
For many years he was an active member of the Grand Army and was several times honored as a member of the staff of the Commander in Chief, which gave him the rank of Colonel.
He was laid at rest the 18th in the family lot at Cavendish beside his son. The Rev. H. O. Martin of Springfield officiated. He leaves besides his widow and son, a grandson, Henry Nichols Hicks and a brother, Adna Hicks, of Greenfield, Mass., who is several years his senior and was not able to attend the funeral. Those from out of town in attendance were ; Dr .Harry Hicks and Miss Hattie Gould of Boston, Mrs. Hattie Hawks of Concord, Mass., Elmer Gould, wife and son, and Miss Anna Gould of Claremont, N.H., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoisington of Hartland, all nieces and nephews. The floral tributes were many and beautiful.
Courtesy of Cathy Hoyt.