Pulaski County

Biography - W. H. Hicks

W. H. HICKS, hotel-keeper, Ullin, is a son of Angus and Sallie (Myers) Hicks, and was born in Jessamine County, Ky., November 16, 1842. In the spring of 1849, his father moved to Pekin, Ill., and after a short residence there came to Bloomington, Ill., where our subject received his education. In 1856, his father again moved, and this time he came to Ullin, where he is still living at the ripe age of eighty-two. The son, after helping his father for a short time on his farm, went into the lumber and shingle business. In 1870, he went to Terre Haute, Ind., where he engaged in the lumber business for a number of years. From that point; he went to Frankfort, Ky., where he acted as agent for Archer McKeen & Co., of Terre Haute; also acted as agent for this firm all through the South and West. In 1879, he came to Ullin, and has since acted as head sawyer for James Bell. In 1882, he also commenced running a boarding house. Mr. Hicks was married, June 29, 1870, to Miss Anna E. Culver, a daughter of John Culver, of Detroit. She is the mother of one child, Bertha May, born May 23, 1875. Subject enlisted in the One Hundred and Forty-fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, September 24, 1864, and remained out until August, 1865. In politics, he is a Democrat. Mr. Hicks is also agent of several hundred acres of good land in Pulaski precinct.

Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 327.


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