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My Great Grandfather

Monday, August 26, 2019

Sadly I know very little about my Great Grandfather. He died 4 months before my Dad was born.
Harrison D Hickok was born 15 APR 1840 • Troy, Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA, and died
3 MAY 1913 • St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, USA. I was just thrilled to get this picture from my Sister.


When Harrison D Hickok was born on April 15, 1840, in Troy, Pennsylvania, his father, David Nicholas Hickok, was 34 and his mother, Esther Ruth Adams (Hickok), was 32. Harrison married Minerva Pugh in 1861. They had nine children in 23 years. He died on May 3, 1913, in St Joseph, Missouri, at the age of 73. He died of heart disease, which is what my Dad died from. My Grandfather Eugene Clyde Hickok was the youngest of the 9 children. One of my Great Grandfather's Daughter, Emma, only lived a year. Kind of sad, but typical for back then.

I do know Harrison was a Corporal in the Civil War, under Captain Parker. I can't find the 1860 census so I don't know what year Harrison moved to Missouri. I do know in 1850 he was 10 yrs. and lived in Pennsylvania. By 1870 he was married and lived in Missouri.
My Dad was told Harrison and Wild Bill Hickok (James Butler Hickok) left Illinois together and went to Kansas. I haven't been able to find that on paper yet, but I remember reading a few years ago that both of them were in Kansas at the same time. So maybe it is true. I would like to think so anyway. So this is my Great Grandfather. He sure has the Hickok nose lol.

Opps, I forgot to mention Harrison Hickok is a 2nd Cousin to Wild Bill hickok
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