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Obits > 1928-Warren Hixon

Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
June 8, 1928 - tuesday pg 8 col 2
Will Be Buried In Tampico
Tampico: - June 19, - (Special)  - Word was received Monday morning that Warren Hixon, a former resident of Tampico, had passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chas. Wright, where he made his home near Hecla, South Dakota.  The remains are expected to arrive here Wednesday morning accompanied by two daughters, and the funeral to be held Wednesday afternoon in charge of the Masons.
June 23, 1928 - Saturday, pg 8
Body of Warren Hixon Interred In Tampico
Tampico. June 22 - (Special) - The remains of the late Warren Hixon arrived Wednesday on the afternoon train and were taken to the Tampico cemetery, where burial services were held in charge of the Masonic order. The following obituary was read at the that time.
Joseph Warren Hixon, was born near Springsboro, Ohio, in 1840. When a young man he moved to Illinois where he was married to Abbigal S. Oatman of the same place. To this union were born four children, Mrs. Ward of Hollywood, California, Mrs. Grace M Odair of Chicago, Mrs. Dell Wright of Columbia, and a son Frank Hixon who preceded him two years ago at Hot Springs, Arkansas, his wife also having preceded him 35 years ago.
Mr. Hixon came with his family to South Dakota 45 years ago, coming from Tampico, Illinois.  He has made his home in this community the greater part of this time.
He was a member of the Masonic order, the Ancient order of the United Workman. He was a most kind and devoted husband and father and made friends wherever he went and was highly respected in every walk of life.  He leaves beside his daughters, eight grandchildren, ten great grand children of whom he was very fond.  He also leaves a sister Jane Brashare of Chicago.
Among those from out of town attending the services were Mrs. John Adair, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Adair and Earl Adair of Chicago, Mrs. Chas. Wright of Columbia, So. Dak., Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hixon of Genesea, John Olsson and Mrs. Raymond of Rockford, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Williams of Sterling.

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