Note for: Lillie Julia Hicks, 5 JUN 1882 - 17 MAR 1930 Index
Lilly is buried beside her mother & father. Their graves are all in the Old Payson Cemetary, all are in unmarked graves. (Have her birth & Death) certificates. The latter states Cliola was birthplace, while former states Ellington. The 1920 Census for Minneapolis, MN Vol. 31, ED. 210, Sheet 4, line 2 lists her as age 38, born in Illinois and worked as a private servant.
On Tuesday, March 11, 1930 in the Quincy Hearald-Whig the following appeared. ATTEMPT TO LEARN IDENTITY OF WOMAN FOUND UNCONSCIOUS Police Broadcast Description of Patient in St. Mary's Hospital. Efforts by police, reporters, officials and radio station WTAD have failed to identify a woman who was picked up, unconcious, at Fifth and Payson avenue, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock and taken to the hospital in an ambulance. She was still unconcious Tuesday afternoon and had not uttered a word that would lead to knowledge of her identity. The extent of her illness had not been determined, but it was said she did not have a stroke of paralysis. The woman is past middle age, stout, of dark complexion, fairly well dressed and wore heavy rimmed tortoise shell spectacles. Passerby found her, carried to the porch of a dwelling at Fifth and Payson avenue then called police. A slip of paper found in a pocketbook bore the name Leindecker, 2724 South Fifth street. There is no such number as 2724, but Matt Leindecker lives at 724 SouthFifth street. A newspaper item in the Thursday 13 March 1930 Payson It was revealed that the woman had called at the Leindecker home early Monday afternoon to sell fish. Mrs. Leindecker was not at home, but her father, John Rogen ordered two pounds to be delivered Friday morning. The woman said one of her sons who went to school here would deliver the order. That was the last seen of her. Times on the front page: Quincy Woman Stricken Daughter Payson Lady At first police believed she might be a resident of the Old People's Home nearby, but an attendant there went to the hospital, but could not identify the unknown. Several persons have visited the hospital in an attempt to identify her. Police received no report of missing persons up to Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Her description and facts of finding her were broadcast over WTAD at noon Tuesday in a further attempt to inform friends or relatives of the missing woman.
Lillian Castle, of Quincy, who was found unconscious on the sidewalk at Fifth and Payson avenue, last Monday afternoon, was a daughter of Mrs. Benj. F. Hicks, of Payson. At the time of finding the lady, no one was able to identify her, and there were no other papers about her that might give information, therefore she was removed to St. Mary's hospital in the ambulance for medical attention. On Tuesday, the next day, relatives seeing the news item in the daily press, and noticing her abscence, reported at the hospital, identifing her. The lady was ----------. (The last two lines were unreadable due to the newspaper had been folded many times and worn through prior to being micro- filmed.) The Death Certificate states that death was caused by a Cerebral Hemorrhage if a 7 day duration and the contributory factor was Arterio Sclerosis of 3 years. It states that she was born at Cliola, Ill. from information by her mother, Augusta Holmes Hicks. Her birth certificate gives Ellington, Illinois as the birthplace. Cliota might be for a brother or sister. In the newspaper her name was listed as Lillian where her birth and death show her name to be Lillie.
Note for: Lillian Constance Castle, 23 MAY 1905 - 8 JUL 1924 Index
My mother told me that Lillian, while living in Minneapolis, died in an automobile-train accident the night before she was to be married. When the family moved back to Quincy, IL she was reburied along side her grandfather, Benjamin Hicks in the Old Payson Cemetery in Payson, Adams, IL. I also have a 28 October 1978 letter from her cousin, Eveland F. Barr Ploetz daughter of Frank Irvin Barr. "In 1924, I was affiliated for my obstetrical training along with pediatrics in St. Paul, Minn. My dad told me about an Ed. Castle his nephew who was living in Mpls. so I looked them up. Lillian Castle and I were the same ages we had many lovely times that summer until I returned for the remainder of my training in Rockchester. I wasn't unpacked from the trip when I received a long distance call from Bertha Castle stating Lillian and Leslie Campbell (they were to be married I believe that week) were this was indeed a blow to me. I believe Ed and family never over came the shock. Lillian had been and done much to aid and support of the family. Thus, thru Lillian I was aquainted with much of their heartaches." Death Certificate lists her occupation as "Clerk" and died in a train accident.
News item, with photos, on the front page in Minneapolis Journal for Wednesday Evening, 9 July 1924.
Minneapolis Girl and Fiance Killed When Train Hits Auto; Race to Crossing is Blamed
Couple Planning Marriage for Next Month Meet Death in Tragedy on Jefferson Highway Near Osseo -
Plans for a wedding gave way to plans for a funeral in two Minneapolis homes today, when a bride-to-be and her fiance were killed in a railroad crossing tragedy near Osseo, Minn. They were betrothed July 4 and were to be married next month.
Great Northern passenger train No. 4 struck an automobile in which they were riding on the Jefferson Highway.
Miss Lillian Castle, 19 years old. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Castle, 3146 Minnehaha avenue.
Leslie Campbell, 20 years old, son of Luther E. Campbell, 2511 Twenty-sixth avenue S.
James M. Johnson, engineer of the train and Albert Tipping, fireman, said Campbell tried to beat the train at the crossing. The car was hurled 20 feet. Campbell was killed almost instantly. Miss Castle died at a Robinsdale hospital.
The girl's father, his arm in a sling and his head bandaged because of an automobile accident five days ago, claimed her body at the Hennepin county morgue.
News item on front page of The Northern Headlight for Robbinsdale and Minneapolis, Minn., 9 July 1924.
COUPLE ARE KILLED AT G.N. CROSSING
A man about 25 years old, believed to be Leslie Campbell, 2511 Twenty-sixth ave. S., and an unidentified young woman about 22, were killed last night when their auto was struck by a flier at the Great Northern crossing near the airfield. They were brought to Hommes garage where the woman died, the man having been killed instantly. Their bodies were removed to the morgue.
Cemetery is located at Penn & Dowling Aves. North Minneapolis, MN 55412.
Tier 36, Section 16, Graves 1 & 2.
Lillian Castle is buried next to her fiance Leslie Campbell.
Note for: Bertha Alberdia Castle, 3 MAR 1909 - 8 JUN 1978 Index
Lived in Hannibal,MO; Quincy,IL; Glendora,CA; Lewistown,MO.
Note for: Edmund Samuel Jr. (Bud) Castle, 2 OCT 1914 - 18 JUL 1984 Index
Obituary: Edmund "Bud" Castle, Jr., 70, of 2910 Vermont, died at 4:41 a.m. Wednesday (July 18, 1984) in St. Mary Hospital. Mr. Castle was born Oct. 2, 1913, in Burlington, Iowa, a son of Edmund and Lillian Hicks Castle Sr. He married Elizabeth Jessup Aug. 6, 1938 in Palmyra, Mo. She survives. He retired in Oct 1976 after several years with Harris Corp. He was a member of Southern Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; a son Edmund "Sam" Castle III of Mendon; three daughters, Mrs. Bob (Patsy) Owslery of Phoenix, Ariz. Mrs. Richard (Judy) Smith of Yuma, Ariz. and Mrs. Paul (Ginger) Durst of Meyer; a brother, Herbert L. Castle of Carthage, Mo; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Bonnie Long of Azusa, Calif.; 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by his parents, four sisters and two great-grand- children. Arangements are pending with Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
Edmund 'Bud' Castle Jr.
Edmund "Bud" Castle Jr., 70, of 2910 Vermont, died at 4:41 a.m. Wednesday (July 18, 1984) in Burlington, Iowa, a son of Edmund and Lilliam Hecks Castle Sr. He married Elizabeth Jessup Aug. 6, 1938, in Palmyra, Mo. She survives. He retired in October 1976 after several years with Harrus Corp. He was a member of Southern Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Edmund "Sam" Castle III of Mendon; three daughters, Mrs. Bob (Patsy) Owsley of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Richard (Judy) Smith of Yuma, Ariz., and Mrs. Paul (Ginger) Durst of Meyer; a brother, Herbert L. Castle of Carthage, Mo.; a Sister Mrs. Magaret Bonnie Long of Azusa, Calif.; 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parens, four sisters and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are pending with Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
Note for: Herbet Lincoln (Herbie\Linc) Castle, 28 APR 1917 - 2 JUN 1991 Index
Known as Herbie when young and Linc as an adult.
In the 1930's he served in the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) after living with his sister, Dorothy Castle Dean and her family in Sioux Falls, S.D.
obituary: Herbert L. Castle, Sr. - Liberty, Ill. - Herbert L. Castle, Sr., 74, of Liberty, formally of Quincy, a retired laborer for Rose Construction, died at 11:11 a.m. Sunday (June 2, 1991) in St. Mary Hospital, Quincy. Born April 28, 1917, in Minneapolis, Minn., Mr. Castle was the son of Edmund Samuel & Lillian Hicks Castle. He married Arreta S. Kellog on April 11, 1937, in Quincy. Mr. Castle worked as a truck driver for 18 years and then in construruction for years. He was an Army veteran, serving 1946-49, and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal. He attended Central Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Herbert L. Castle, Jr. of Liberty; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Castle of Quincy, seven grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by five sisters and a brother. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wenesday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home in Quincy. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday before the funeral. Rev. Paul Mount conducted the services. Pallbearers were Jim Ballinger, Darin Hoener, Ed Gille, Bob McCarthy, Russ Neese and Milton Powell.
Note for: Olive Belle Castle, 5 MAR 1921 - 17 NOV 1921 Index
Death Certificate states death at 11:00 pm caused by Influnza Meningitis at age 8 months and 12 days. Lived at 2428 East 26th St., Minneapolis.
Hicks family Bible states 17 Nov. 1922.
Cause of Death: Influnza Meningitis. In hospital from 8 November to 11:00 P.M. 17 November 1921. Age 8 months and 12 days. Signed by F.W. Stephenson, Asst. Supt., M.D.
Note for: Robert Lincoln Hicks, 21 APR 1892 - 16 NOV 1957 Index
Type: Fact 2 (2)
Place: Liberty CemeteryIndividual Note:
He was the baby of the family. The Fresno Bee newspaper of Fresno, CA had the following Obituary one one page and the DEATHS Notice that was on page 9-B on Monday, 18 Nov. 1957 "Robert Hicks Funeral srvices for Robert Lincoln Hicks, 65, a retired Fresno city school custodian, will be held tomorrow at 2 PM in the Tinker Mission Chapel. The Rev. Emery Snyder of the Eastside Christian Church will officiate. Represenatives of American Legion Post 4 will participate. Interment will be in the Loberty (should be Liberty) Cemetery. Hicks died Saturday night in his home at 2335 Harvey Avenue. He was a native of Illinois and came to Fresno in 1919. Surviving are his widow, Stella of Fresno; two sons, Frank and Marion Hicks, both of Fresno; two daughters, Doris Hicks and Mrs. Grace Sorie, both of Fresno; two stepsons, John Geston of Fresno and Cecil Geston of Bakersfield; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was a vteran of World War I. The DEATHS notice stated: Hicks - Robert Lincoln Hicks , husband of Mrs. Stella of Fresno. Father of Frank, Marion and Doris Hicks, and Mrs. Grace Storie all of Fresno. Stepfather of John Geston of Fresno, and Cecil Geston of Bakersfield. 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive. A native of Illinois aged 65 years. Funeral services will be held in The Tinker Mission Chapel Tuesday afternoon November 19, 1957 at two o'clock. The Rev. Emery Snyder and American Legion Post No. 4 officiating. Interment in Liberty Cemetery. According to his son, Marion, he served in the army in World War I and received an early discharge due to health. Did farm work and fished a lot on the Mississippi River. He started work for the Fresno school system in 1922 as a custodian, retiring in 1954.
Census Place: Fresno, Fresno, California
Enumeration District: 39
Hicks, Robert L. 37 IL IL WV janitor @@ public school
Stella C. 34 IL IL IL
Robert F. 7 CA IL IL
Marian L. 4 7/12 CA IL IL
Doris L. E. 2 9/12 CA IL IL
Grace M. 10/12 CA IL IL
Note for: Bennetta Alberdia (Berdie) Hicks, 11 OCT 1889 - 6 FEB 1911 Index
Benetta Alberta Hicks was listed as age sixteen on her marriage License with permission of Benjamin Hicks, father, and witnessed by her sister, Mrs. E.V. Castle and her husband, E.V.Castle. Pastor Julius C. Kramer of the Salem Evangelical Church of Quincy officiated. Also known as Berdia and Alberdia. Died in 1911 in childbirth of her third child and youngest son, John Clifford Osmeyer 27 January.
Note for: Alberta (Alberdia) Florence Osmeyer, 8 FEB 1907 - 7 JUN 1928 Index
Married a Homer Dupont, didn't have any children.
Note for: William J. (Pete) Jr. Osmeyer, 7 JUN 1909 - 26 AUG 1940 Index
Death Certificate states he died at 9 pm on 31 Aug. 1940 of Broncho pneumonia. His residence was Marblehead, Fall Creek township and occupation was automobile mechanic. His age was 31y 2m 24d. Informant was J.C. Osmeyer of 1224 S. 12th, Quincy.
Note for: Estella Belle Hicks, 12 AUG 1885 - 29 JAN 1908 Index
Estella was usually called Stella. Marriage license states that marriage was witnessed by Clara Howard and Stella's sister Alberta, and officiated by R.V. Meigs, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Quincy, Illinois. Her obituary states: MRS. DARY LEAVES RELATIVES AT MARBLEHEAD. Mrs. Stella Dary, aged 22 years, 5 months, and 16 days, wife of Elmer Dary, who died yesterday at St. Mary's hospital, after a six weeks illness of tubereulosis, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hicks, of Marblehead, and besides her parents, her husband, and an 11 month old son, she leaves two sisters and one brother, namely; Mrs. E.S. Castle and Mrs. William Osmeyer, of East Marblehead, and Lincoln Hicks. Much sympathy is expressed for the bereaved relatives as the young woman was a devoted wife and mother, and a loyal daughter and sister. Death Certificate lists occupation as housewife and cause of death as Phthisis pulmonalis (pulmonary tuberculosis) 2 months duration.
Obituary: The Quincy Daily Journal, Thursday, 30 January 1906. have copy
Mrs. Dary Leaves Relatives At Marblehead
Mrs. Stella Dary, aged 22 years, 5 months, and 16 days, wife of Elmer Dary, who died yesterday at St. Mary's hospital, after six weeks' illness of tuberculosis, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hicks, of Marblehead, and besides her parents, her husband, and an 11-months-old son, she leaves two sisters and one brother, namely: Mrs. E.S.Castle and Mrs. William Onsmeyer, of East Marblehead, and Lincoln Hicks. Much sympathy is expressed for the bereaved relatives, as the young woman was a devoted wife and mother, and a loyal daughter and sister.
Note for: Benjamin Franklin Jr. Hicks, 11 OCT 1889 - 17 DEC 1890 Index
Had a twin that was listed in Coronor's inquest only as "Hicks, child (twin) of Benj. d. 1890." Benjamin Jr. died prior to 1900 census.
Note for: Joseph Harrison Hicks, 13 APR 1888 - 16 APR 1888 Index
Listed in Coronor's report only says "Hicks, (child) twin of Benj. d. 1890"