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Capt Hugh Hicks Siverd
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Birth: Dec. 27, 1839
Cochranville
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 24, 1893
Winfield
Cowley County
Kansas, USA

The Remains of Captain H. Hi Siverd Laid to Rest in the Union Cemetery.

Thousands of Friends and Citizens Follow the Murdered Officer to His Grave.

Hugh H. Siverd
Type of Officer: Constable
Jurisdiction: Winfield
County: Cowley
Death Date: 10/25/1893
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death:
Constable Siverd arrested bootlegger Wilbur Norton on a warrant, and was taking him to jail when they were confronted by Morgan Wright, a friend of Norton's. Wright ordered Siverd to release Norton. Norton jumped to one side and Wright shot and killed the constable. A gold star in the sidewalk marks the spot of Siverd's death.

Capt. Co. B,
1 Ohio Cav.

Beautiful Flowers and Sympathetic Mourners Pay Tribute to His Memory.

All that is mortal of Hugh H. Siverd has been laid to rest in the Union cemetery. The assassin's bullet has done its work. A true man, a brave officer has passed away to satisfy the villainous hatred of the defiers of the law. Never more will sunshine greet Hugh H. Siverd, but in that place from whose bourne no traveler ever returns, Hugh H. Siverd will rest in peace and quiet.

At 2 o'clock this afternoon the remains of Officer Siverd was taken from his late residence on East Twelfth Avenue to the Baptist Church, where Rev. Parker, assisted by Father McKernan and the other ministers of the city, preached the funeral sermon. The remains was followed from the family residence to the church and thence to the Union Cemetery by thousands of people from all parts of the county. The business houses were closed and all citizens hastened to pay their respects to the memory of a brave and noble officer who died in the performance of his duty.

Addl. info: http://www.ausbcomp.com/~bbott/cowley/sivstory.htm 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Alice A. Atkinson Siverd (1847 - 1925)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Elizabeth Siverd Dages (1869 - 1906)*
  Mabel Siverd (1872 - 1954)*
  Frank Siverd (1876 - 1931)*
  Anna Siverd Calli (1881 - 1965)*
  Alice Edmona Siverd (1887 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Winfield
Cowley County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Union Cemetery section
 
Created by: Kyle
Record added: Nov 23, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9949346
Capt Hugh Hicks Siverd
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Capt Hugh Hicks Siverd
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Capt Hugh Hicks Siverd
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 Added: Apr. 23, 2013
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