ELIZABETHTOWN, Ill. (June 28, 1928) — The deceased, Miles Hicks, was born
November 5, 1831 departed this life June 12, 1928, being 88 years, 7 months,
and 7 days old.
He enlisted to the call of his country for volunteers at an early age and did all he could to do to protect our nation. He was marreid to Rebecca McGill 23 April 1858. To this union eleven children were born all have preceded him in death but three, Josie McMurphy, Albert and Frank. His first wife died December 1, 1914. Later he was married to Myriah Ginger and she departed this life January 19, 1928. He professed hope in Christ at Richland. He told his friends all through his last sickness that he was ready to go and wondered why the Lord did not call for him, and the Lord saw fit on June 12th, to take him home to be with the host of relatives and friends throughout eternal ages.
Uncle Miles was a man who had gone through the hardships of our early days and he had a disposition in his home which made everybody love to visit his home. After the death of his last wife he moved to the home of his son, Frank and there he lived the rest of his days which was all full of suffering.
He leaves to mourn his loss, three children, one sister, Jane Carlisle and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his death.
Dear chidlren weep not for father for he has only answered the call which we must all answer in the near future. So be ready to meet the Lord in peace and not in sorrow. The children have lost a loving father, the relatives and friends a good neighbor. But his passing away has relieved his suffering and today he is resting with God and the angels and his soul has returned to the God who gave it.
His funeral was preached by Bro. Rector and his body was laid to rest in the Lavender Cemetery to await the resurrection of the dead.
Written by Sadie Shewmaker
Thanks to Wanda H. Reed for contributing this article to the Hardin County ILGenWeb site. The Hardin County Independent first published this article by Sadie Shewmaker on June 28, 1928. Webmaster's note: The Database of Illinois Civil War Veterans shows three listings for Miles Hicks. He's listed as a recuit in Company C, 29th Illinois Infantry, and a private in both Companies D and F, of the 131st Illinois Infantry regiments. All the listings show Hardin County as the residence.
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