Jacksonville daily journal 20 jan 1921 page 6
■_ : 1 LONG TIME COUNTY RESIDENT IS DEAD Chal les .M. Un king l*a».sed Au ay ut l*i’aiikliii Home. We«liiesduy —Had I'assed \inily-Fifti» Itili hday. CharlcH M. Hocking, one of the olJe^t rrtvidrnt* of Morgan county died at 7 :.‘M* o’clock Weiintfsday uiomilig, at "Hi »1 residence of lits son, !*• Hmking. in Fraukliri. Mr. HrM'king's ninety-tit'tli birthday anniversary anniversary wan ho»t Monday. The ajfi-d nutu retired from active work more than a score, of year» ago. lb* had been iu failing health j |(nr *«v*ral uiouth«.! . Mr. Ho.-king «as iVr many year* ¡ a re*i«lent ot JjnkHontille A tubbier tubbier by traAie, he Couduoted a ahoe- Oinkm# and repair bu*iuei*N ln*»v foi year*. I in* last (date in which liu» I ahop wa* »¡united i» th* *ii»* mrw-ot j the l*h<*lp- »t^te at the nortlnant x»rner ot the |>ub'ic t»«iuare. It «an in ih ;.» that Mr. Hmkiu^ moved flow tlii•» city to Frankhn lit* there engaged in the i»*ioe inii*i i ( o.k!>«, conducting both a *tm** sad re ! p>*ir shop. TIin buainenK he followed until advancing wait, pioaipted hitri , to retuv from «trenuoiiM work. i’h»* decedent "as bom in Kngland Mud i** the lait of a family oi live! children. li** came to America m Ih-VJ n»mins to .fmktain il le notili! after landing. Hr ira« united in inautagc to Martha Martha Fletcher, vhu died in lt»l.*>. Mr. Hocking waa very well known at Franklin, and had nuineroua ac I q.nuulance» in Jacksonville. e-tM* c.rtlly among the older citi/eni*. ile Xvai a member of the OUI Fellows lodge, and of the Christian church, lie leave* »it children Het hei j H's-king of Franklin; Charte» M Hocking. Jr., wh<M.* pre*ent pia/e ot ; residence ia not known here; Mr». I.aua Auntin of Fdaon, Kun-as; 1 Hichard Hooking of thin city; J. L Hoiking of Franklin with **hom the > d**< edent made hi» home, aud Mra. : .Martha Iiurnett. aUo of l-Yanlilin. Mr. Hocking ranked as one rj* 1 the oldest residents of Morgan j county and those who knew him I b« at were his firmest friends and «reatest admirer». He was a son »t IH'UCOn Richard IIorklltK. u Jrt.ï(iut ,,lrly ,„..mb. r „r th.. Il»i>list Il»i>list church of ihU city, who re- reaided for many yeura on Weit . _ , , ¡Court street, Tlie father came to this country from Helstron, l ornwall, Kn«lan»l where he had linen burn in IHO'J. Th»* ,'ather was first—married ♦o Miss Mary Mitchell, who died In Muy, tuft), bavin* one son, i Charles M Hoiking, h hou** dea’h has fust occurred Charles M Itixiking had four brothers and one aMcr Th** brothers wvw*; Hichard, Jcaeph. Alfred II and Frederick G. Hocking, all of whom were Identified In nn«‘ wuy I or another with the buslnesa life of Morgun countv and year* ago passed to their reward A h before mentioned. Charles II. Hocking has been resident in Frankln for about forty-five years and while he liv«‘d quietly he wuh universally respected and h**d the good opinion of all the older residents and thoac of the present generation. The funeral service will be held Friday morning at t«*n o’clock at the Christian church in Franklin.