Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa
July 23, 1930
John W Hicks Died Monday
After Three Day's Illness
John W Hicks, who has been in ill health for the past few years, died quite suddenly Monday morning after an illness of three days, at his home ten miles east of Nashua. Mr. Hicks was born in Ireland, Nov. 15, 1860, and came to America in 1880, settling in New York City. From there he went to DeKalb, Ill, where he lived with his uncle, James Lattimer. In 1883 he came to Bremer county, Iowa, to make his home with an uncle, Wm. Campbell. He was married to Miss Lillian Leaman, March 27, 1884,and for over forty years has lived upon the farm where he died. He is survived by his widow, and five children. Mrs. Maggie Shattuck, Blackshear, Ga., Mrs. Bartlett Peterson, Mrs. Dorothy Callender, McKinley Hicks, and Mae, of Nashua. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Federated church at Republic.
Obituary of J.W. Hicks
Again death has entered into our human relationship and called into Eternity a fellow traveler. The departed John William Hicks was born Nov. 15, 1860, at Coothill, Ireland, County of Cavern [Cavan] and departed this life July 21, 1930. Age was 69 years 8 months and 6 days. As a young man of 18 years he came to this country and located in Illinois and then came to Iowa in the fall of 1883. In 1884 he was united with Lillie Leaman in Holy Matrimony and the young couple moved on a farm near Republic, which has been their home ever since. This union was blessed with seven children, five are living, and two are dead. The children are Margaret, Mrs. W.M. Stattuck of Black Shear, Ga.; Sarah, Mrs. B.E. Peterson, of Nashua; Mae at home; Dorothy, Mrs. J.C. Kellner of Ionia; Mckinley Hicks of Tripoli. In youth he was united with the Episcopalian church and was active in various community affairs until his last years when his health began to fail. He
was a member of the Woodman Lodge at Republic. He was a kind and affectionate husband and father, always desirous to have his children near him. He was a good neighbor and friend. He leaves his companion, five children, 11 grandchildren, five brothers and a sister.
Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa
Wednesday, July 30, 1930
John Stapleton Dies at St. Anthony Home Dubuque
Deceased Was Resident of This Community More than Sixty Years
Funeral Saturday Morning.
John Stapleton, a resident of this community for more than sixty years, died at St. Anthony's Home in Dubuque, Iowa, Thursday morning, July 24, 1930, to which place he had gone about a year ago. He was sick only about a week, his death being due to infirmities of age. Deceased was born at Kilkee, in County Claire, Ireland, March 17, 1843, being at the time of his death in his 87th year. He came to America when twelve
years of age, settling first in New Jersey. From there he went to Chicago, where he remained for a few years, then coming to Nashua. For about ten years he was employed by the late G.T. Bellamy who was engaged in the lumber business now owned by his son S.B. Bellamy. Mr. Stapleton later moved to the farm north of
Nashua which was his home for more than half a century. In 1895 he was united in marriage to Miss Bridget McMahon who passed away several years ago. A son and daughter also preceded him in death. Surviving are two sons, Frank, of Allentown, Penn., and James, who lives on the old homestead. The body was brought to Nashua, and funeral services were held from St. Michael's Catholic church Saturday morning, Rev. B.A. Erdland officiating.