Cora Fordyce Hickman Obituary


Mrs. Cora Fordyce Hickman, 79, of 162 North avenue, Washington, a native of Greene County, died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 1950. She had been bedfast since suffering a stroke on Sept. 16.

Born Jan. 19, 1871, at Garards Fort, she was the daughter of the late James Harvey and Sarah Murdock Fordyce, descendants of Greene County pioneer families.

On Dec. 26, 1894, she married Lindsey M. Hickman, who died Jan. 19, 1936. To this union were born seven children.

Mrs. Hickman was an active member of the First Methodist Church of Washington and was enrolled in the Women's Society of Christian Service of that church. She was a member and part time teacher of the Isabella Sunday Class and was active in W. C. T. U. work. She was the oldest Gold Star Mother belonging to the auxiliary to James Farrell Post No. 330, American Legion, Waynesburg.

Before moving to Washington in 1919, Mr. and Mrs. Hickman resided at Oak Forest, where Mr. Hickman was a blacksmith. In Washington, Mr. Hickman followed carpentering and contracting until his death.

Surviving are three sons, Clarence Hickman of Waynesburg, Frank Hickman of Washington and Paul Hickman of Cambridge, N. Y.; two daughters, Fay, wife of Glenn Brewer of Waynesburg, and Mrs. Helen Call of Washington; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Nannie L. Fordyce and Mrs. Edith F. Scott of Washington, and Mable, wife of Dr. W. K. Cocklin of Yakima, Wash.

A son, Floyd T. Hickman, was killed July 30, 1918, at Belleau Woods while serving with Company K, 28th Division, 110th Infantry. A daughter, a sister and three brothers also preceded her in death.

HICKMAN - Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Fordyce Hickman, 162 North avenue, Washington, who died Thursday, Oct. 12, 1950, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in the Graham P. Cowieson Funeral Home, Washington, with the Rev. John S. Allison officiating. Burial in Green Mount Cemetery, Waynesburg. Friends received at the funeral home.

Democrat Messenger, October 13, 1950 (Greene County, PA)

Mrs. Cora Fordyce Hickman

Mrs. Cora Fordyce Hickman died in her home, 162 North avenue, Thursday, October 12, 1950, at 10:15 a.m. She suffered a stroke Saturday, September 16, 1950, and had been bedfast since that time.

The deceased was born at Garards Fort, Greene County, January 19, 1871, into the pioneer family of James Harvey and Sarah Murdock Fordyce.

December 26, 1894, she was married to Lindsey M. Hickman, who died January 19, 1936. To this union were born seven children.

The deceased was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Isabella Sunday School Class which she served as a part-time teacher; the Women's Society of Christian Service, and the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Mrs. Hickman was one of the Gold Star Mothers belonging to the American Legion Auxiliary at Waynesburg.

Prior to coming to the City in 1919, the Hickmans made their home in Oak Forest, Greene County. Mr. Hickman was a carpenter and contractor.

Surviving are the following sons and daughters: Clarence Hickman, Waynesburg; Fay, wife of Glenn Brewer, Waynesburg; Frank Hickman, Washington; Paul Hickman, Cambridge, N. Y.; Mrs. Helen Call, Washington; three sisters, Nannie L. Fordyce, Washington; Mable, wife of Dr. W. K. Cocklin, Yakima Wash.; Mrs. Edith F. Scott, Washington; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were one daughter, one son, one sister and three brothers. Her son, Floyd T. Hickman was killed in Belleau Woods, France, July 30, 1918, at the age of 22 years, while serving with Company K, 110th Infantry, 28th Division.

Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)

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