R. Grant Hockaday

R. Grant Hockaday

Birth
Death 15 Apr 1892
Burial Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 47061204 · View Source
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HERALD 4/16/1892

R. G. HOCKADAY, BETTER KNOWN AS GRANT HOCKADAY, DIED OF PNEUMONIA YESTERDAY AT HIS HOME NEAR FORSYTH, AGED 30 YEARS. NO DEATH THAT HAS OCCURRED IN THAT VICINITY FOR YEARS HAS CAUSED SUCH WIDESPREAD SORROW. HE WAS A YOUNG MAN WHO WAS ESTEEMED BY THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY, OWING TO HIS GENIAL, FRIENDLY MANNER. TO DO GOOD TO HIS FELLOW MEN SEEMED TO BE THE MOST PROMINENT TRAIT OF HIS CHARACTER. HE WAS AT ALL TIMES WILLING TO AID A FRIEND OR NEIGHBOR. WITH HIS FRIENDLY OBLIGING DISPOSITION HE COULD NOT HAVE MADE AN ENEMY AND FRIENDS CAME TO HIM NATURALLY. HIS DEATH WAS SO SUDDEN THAT IT WAS AN UNUSUAL SHOCK TO ALL WHO KNEW HIM. A WEEK AGO FRIDAY HE WAS AT WORK IN THE FIELD WITH A YOUNG TEAM. A HEAVY STORM CAME UP AND HE STARTED FOR THE HOUSE. AT A DITCH WHICH HE HAD TO CROSS HIS TEAM BALKED AND HE WORKED HIMSELF IN A HEAT TRYING TO MAKE IT ACROSS. IN THE MEANTIME THE RAIN CAME UP AND HE WAS DRENCHED TO THE SKIN. A CHILL FOLLOWED AND WHEN HE REACHED HIS HOME HE WAS ALREADY DANGEROUSLY ILL. HIS CONDITION GREW RAPIDLY WORSE UNTL THE END CAME. MR. HOCKADAY WAS A SON OF MR. AND MRS. JAMES HOCKADAY. HE LEAVES A YOUNG WIDOW TO MOURN HIS LOSS. HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS ARE FRANK, JAMES AND GUY HOCKADAY, AND MRS. FRANK HUDDLESTON, MRS. WILL WYCKOFF, TICIA AND GRACE HOCKADAY. MR. HOCKADAY WAS A TENANT ON THE EDWARD POWERS FARM AND WAS ACOUNTED ONE OF THE BEST FARMERS IN THAT SECTION OF THE COUNTRY. HE WAS A MEMBEER OF THE STAR LIGHT LODGE I. O. G. T., THE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS AND THE METHODIST CHURCH.
HIS FUNERAL WILL BE HELD AT EMERY TOMORROW AT 10 AM. SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED BY REV. MURRY OF MAROA.

Thanks, Janet Donner


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  • Maintained by: BjJ
  • Originally Created by: kpet
  • Added: 24 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47061204
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for R. Grant Hockaday (unknown–15 Apr 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47061204, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by BjJ (contributor 46902476) .