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 Sue Kerr Hicks

Sue Kerr Hicks

Birth
Madisonville, Monroe County, Tennessee, USA
Death 17 Jun 1980 (aged 84)
Sweetwater, Monroe County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Madisonville, Monroe County, Tennessee, USA
Plot 10-B Christus Garden
Memorial ID 8051675 · View Source
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Lawyer, Folk Figure. He was well-known for his role as an assistant attorney to William Jennings Bryan during the famed "Scopes" trial of 1925. Mr. Hicks was also part of the orignial group of Dayton Tennessee businessmen who decided to put their small town on the map by arresting and charging John Scopes with breaking the newly passed law on evolution. Also, unknown to most people, the song by Johnny Cash, "A Boy Named Sue," was inspired by Hicks name, who was named after his mother.

Bio by: Dean Wilson



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  • Originally Created by: Dean Wilson
  • Added: 1 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8051675
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sue Kerr Hicks (12 Dec 1895–17 Jun 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8051675, citing Haven Hill Memorial Gardens, Madisonville, Monroe County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .