Ione <I>Dabney</I> Hicks

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Ione Dabney Hicks

  • Birth 21 Oct 1879 Giles County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 1 Nov 1935 Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 5037570

Ione was the wife of Hugh Bascom Hicks. When they married she inherited 3 little girls that she took as her own. Hugh's first wife died giving birth to their first son who died also. She & Hugh had 7 more children together. Ione was a very religious woman. While walking home from church one day, she was struck and killed by a street car.

Ione's obituary:

HICKS, Mrs. Ione Dabney, age 56, 2814 Britton, passed away Tuesday evening. Surviving are six daughters, Mary, Alma, Ada, Virginia, Margaret, Katherine; four sons, Henry, Hugh, John and Jack, all of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Leonard Lusk, Dallas; Mrs. W. H. James, Mrs. John Hunter of Richardson; two brothers, Marshall Dabney, Richardson; Joe Dabney, Kauffman. Funeral services 10 a.m. Thursday from the Trinity Heights Church of Christ. Rev. F. L. Collie and Rev. Claud Kele officiating. Internment Mt. Calvary Cemetery at Richarson. Archer & Cox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

An article that appeared in the Dallas newspaper regarding her death:


Trinity Height Street Car Strikes Mrs. Ione Hicks as She Walks Right-of-Way


Body Found Two Hours After Accident; Dies 15 Minutes After Revival Service.

Gray-haired mother and Sunday school worker, Mrs. Ione Hicks, 50, sat near the front rows of the congregation at Trinity Heights Church of Christ, Tueday night, listened attentively, heard Rev. C. M. Pullias speak frequently about death.
"Come now", Rev. Pullias had invited his listeners while they sang at the close of one of his series of revival meetings, "Accept Christ now, you can not tell when death will strike. All of us may never gather in this church again."
Rev. Pullias, however, had intimated there is no death for the real Christians. Mrs. Hicks sat confidently, she was a Christian, had worked hard in the Trinity Heights church, Missouri-st and Marsallis-av, for eight years. She loved to hear ministers expound the Christian gospel.

Left With Group
Mrs. Hicks left the church with a group of friends. She parted from them at the railroad, started walking down the tracks. Maybe some of the thoughts and philosophies expounded from the pulpit by Rev. Pullias were running over in her mind, perhaps she thought of her children. She walked with her hands in her red cloth jacket, one of them grasping a sack of tobacco she had bought on the way to church to take home at the request of one of sons.
Musing, she did not hear the street car coming from behind as she walked along on the gravel by the side of the tracks. It struck her on the side, spun her to the ground, her head struck a crosstie, she rolled toward the incline of the embankment. Within 15 minutes after she heard Rev. Pullias sermon on death, Mrs. Hicks was dead.

Motorman Sees Body
J. B. Brackeen, 2743 S. Marsalis Av., street car motorman, saw Mrs. Hicks' body in the glow of his trolley car headlight two hours later. Blood matted her gray hair, bits of gravel were imbedded in her forehead. He called an ambulance, Archer and Cox took her to its funeral home. Police worked two hours trying to identify her, were successful when a daughter called headquarters, reported Mrs. Hicks
missing. Three daughters then identified the body.
City Detectives J. T. Luther and Luther Delk questioned motormen of all street cars that used the Trinity Heights track from the time of closing of the church service and finding the body. Motorman of an Electric Baggage Express Co. car that used the track was questioned. All said they did not hit a woman. Street cars were examined for traces of blood, but none were found.
The body lay in state at Archer & Cox Funeral home Wednesday. The funeral is expected to be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the church where she heard the sermon on death. Rev. F. L. Colley and Rev. Claude Kele will be in charge. Mrs. Hicks lived with two sons, John and Jack, and two daughters, Marguerite and Katherine, at 2814 Britton-st. Two other sons and four other daughters survive. Mrs. Hicks had lived in Dallas 15 years.

Members of Ione's family buried in this cemetery:
Mother - Ruth J. (Robbins) Dabney
Cora E. (Dabney) James & her husband, Willis Hopwood James
Hattie Ruth Holmes (Dabney) Hunter & her husband, John Lee Hunter
Brother - James Marshall Dabney & his wife, Nannie Ruth (James) Dabney
Ex-husband, Hugh Bascom Hicks
Daughter - Virginia Ruth (Hicks) Roark
Grandson - Odis Hicks Roark (Virginia's son)
Son - Joe Hugh Hicks & his wife, Daisy Mae (Moore) Hicks
Marshall Fletcher Dabney
Cecil Haywood James (Cora's son)





  • Created by: Debbie Cromwell
  • Added: 13 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5037570
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