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George Hicks
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Birth: 1868
New York, USA
Death: Feb., 1896
Bristol
Ontario County
New York, USA


Ontario County Journal
February 28 1896

George L. Hicks, a clerk in the store of William Doyle at Bristol, where he had been employed for the past eight years, was found dead in an upper room over the store last Monday morning. His head was wrapped in cotton which had been saturated with chloroform, in such a manner that he must have inhaled fully one-half an ounce of the drug. Near the body was an empty bottle having the label of a Canandaigua druggist. As he had not been in this village for over two weeks, it is believed that he must have contemplated the act for some time. No reason can be assigned for the deed except temporary or hereditary insanity.

He was a popular young man, and was the nominee of the Republican party for the office of town clerk. He has always been held in the highest respect by his associates, and the people of Bristol generally. He left a letter giving directions for his funeral, disposing of business matters and leaving his property to his father. The letter also contained brief messages to personal friends and in the body of it was the sentence, "My head feels very bad." He was insured in the E. K. O. R. Coroner Hallenbeck empannelled a jury as follows: Elkanah Andrews, foreman; John M. Phillips, Leonard H. Jones, Elihu E. Briggs, Frank M. Davis, A. Eugene Wales, Orville Bentley, George G. Gilbert, Wm. H. Nudd. After the inquest they brought in a verdict in accordance with facts as stated.
 
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Bristol Center
Ontario County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Butterfly~Kisses
Record added: May 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52655682
George Hicks
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