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Dr John Hartwell Vick

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Dr John Hartwell Vick

From his Texas certificate of death
Name: Jno. H. Vick
Death Date: 19 Oct 1943
Death Place: Albany, Shackelford, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 92 years 5 months 27 days
Birth Date: 22 April 1851
Birthplace: Miss.
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: Ranch
Place of Residence: Graham, Young, Texas
Burial Place: Albany
Burial Date: 19 Oct 1943
Informant: Mrs. L.M. Anderson, Hale Center


Dr. John H. Vick Pioneer Rancher Dies While on Visit Here

Funeral service for Dr. J. H. Vick of Graham, who died here Tuesday afternoon in the home of a daughter , Mrs Frank Easter, was held at the Easter home Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock. The Rev. H. M. Weldon, pastor of the Baptist church conducted the rites with the Rev. J. A. Owen, presbyterian pastor, assisting.

Dr. Vick came to Albany only a week before his death to make an extended visit here and on Friday suffered a heart stroke, from which he never recovered.

A quintet composed of Joe A. Clarke, The Rev. Owen, Mrs Ray Wylie, Mrs, J. H. McGaughey and Mrs. Roy Matthews sang Nearer My God To Thee, and Abide with Me. Mrs. Frank Elliott played the piano accompaniment. Burial was in the Albany Cemetery by the grave of his wife, who died September 16, 1915. four of his children also were buried there.

Dr. Vick was an early day rancher of this county, settling in the Newcomb community in 1892 when he moved here from Rockdale. He was a prominent in civic and educational affairs of the county and devoted much of his time to the progress and development of his community.

Born in Starkville, Miss., April 22, 1851. John Hartnell Vick received his early education at Saunders and Summers Boy's school there. He attended the Missouri Medical college at St. Louis, where he was given his degree and licensed to practice medicine.

He came to Texas as a young physician in 1860 and first made his home at Lexington. On August 11, 1870, he married Sallie Dial Sikes, and they later moved to Rockdale where they lived until coming West. He gave up the doctor;'s profession, however, when his wife's health became impaired and he could not devote sufficient time to his practice.

He entered the ranching industry here more that 50 years ago and had remained in the business since, with the exception of a year spent in Abilene, going to Young county about 35 years ago, where he still had ranch holdings at his death.

Although he had retired from active management of his interest several years ago, Dr. Vick was unusually active for a man of his years and maintained a keen interest in affairs of the times. He had been a member of the Baptist church since childhood.


Besides Mrs. Easter, he is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. M. C. Glidwelll of Graham, and Mrs. L. M. Anderson of Hale Center; and two sons John Vick of Ft. Worth; and Arthur Vick Graham.
alos 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Transcribed by Saundra Nobles
The Shackelford County Leader
Oct. 21, 1943


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  • Created by: Saundra Nobles
  • Added: 21 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17615644
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr John Hartwell Vick (22 Apr 1851–19 Oct 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17615644, citing Albany Cemetery, Albany, Shackelford County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Saundra Nobles (contributor 46834005) .