William Hickling, New Lisbon, Dies
New Lisbon---William C. Hickling, an esteemed life-long resident of New Lisbon, died at 7:15 Saturday night at the home of his brother-in-law, Earl Burdick, Mt. Upton, after an illness of more than two years with asthma and complications. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 from Sloans funeral home in Morris. Rev. L. E. Pitkin, pastor of the Morris Methodist church, will officiate, and burial will be made in Hillington cemetery.
He was born at New Lisbon Dec. 19, 1875, the only child of Charles and Elmira (Gardner) Hickling. He married Miss Gertrude Burdick, Pittsfield, Oct. 3, 1900. Nearly their entire married life was spent on a farm at New Lisbon until failing health obliged him to retire. He sold his farm and Dec. 3, 1943, t hey went to Mt. Upton to reside with her brother at whose home he passed away.
A devoted husband and father, kind and obliging friend and neighbor, he is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Claudine Tilyou, Gilbertsville, and several cousins. A wide circle of friends unite with the family in their sorrow.
Comment: I've seen his mother's name spelled both Elmira and Almira. I'm not sure which is right.