Sara J Hicks Obituary

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Sara J Hicks Obituary - TAKEN BY DEATH Widow of Late Senator Succumbs...
TAKEN BY DEATH Widow of Late Senator Succumbs Following Fractured Hip Mrs. Sarah Clark Hicks, 89, of Senator Edwin C. Hicks, and well known resident, died this morning at her home in Gibson Street after an illness, which began last April when she fractured her hip in a fall. Mrs. Hicks was born in Belle- 1VJLJ.O. J.J.*^*»w ii *~-^ Ville Jefferson County, May 14, 1845, daughter of John and Jane Clark and came to Canandaigua 1869 as a bride. Her husband was then district attorney and later served two terms in the State Senate He died in 1902 . They had two children, Jessie, who died a young girl, and Kenneth, who died in 1924. Always active in the Universahst faith, Mrs. Hicks continued her interests until her final illness. She was an indefatigable reader and 78 years of age she became blind. In spite of this affliction and confined to her room with neuritis, Mrs Hicks did not withdraw from life but gathered many interests around her. Through her radio keot in touch with church services forums, lectures, current ev c»» and political conventions She enjoyed knitting and had hundreds of volumes of biography, history and other works, printed Moon type, the letters corresponding corresponding more closely to the printed alphabet than the Braille system. were obtained from the State T l - brary for the Blind in Albany. Mrs Hicks had been in her health, going daily from her bed her chair, when she slipped las April while preparing to retire, fractured her hip. She was in Memorial Hospital until July, making remarkable partial recovery and had been able to each -day until music, events Li- a since that time lit- ur for a time . about a week ago, retaining her kesn mental faculties almost to end Of her has been written: ··Frail and bent, courageous suffering and cheerful in spite sorrow, m ^ C1J.1V. v*.*v S S W I uw always alert and interested, rot only in the small circle of v life but in the ever-widening circles of community and national affairs, 'Auntie' Hicks is an inspiration inspiration to all who come in contact her She has found in her faith only a way of life, but a source strength." Mrs Hicks was a former of the Interrogation Club, this city, and a me memue* *· State and National Universal^ Women's Missionary Society Besides several grandchildren the West, Mrs. Hicks leaves only nieces and nephews, including George A. Wheelar, of East and Arthur^Hicks, of Geneva , , and the following great nieces nephews: Mrs. Oscar B. Johnson, Ke*p r r ^E-'SSFSrSffSi ;' Leah Wheeler, of-East great-great nieces field; also nine and nephews. The funeral will take place the home Thursday at 2:30, Nelson L. Lobdell, of Victor, pa o? of the local Umversalis church, officiating. Interment will cuuim, «... -- , A special evening be in West Avenue Cemetery. the

Clipped from The Daily Messenger15 Jan 1935, TuePage 2

The Daily Messenger (Canandaigua, New York)15 Jan 1935, TuePage 2
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