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William M. Hixon

The Western Star, June 9, 1911.

Death of Wm. Hixon.

After an illness which lasted for several months, William Hixon died at 8 o'clock a.m. on last Monday, June 5, 1911, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Peter Schneider, in this city. He had been a sufferer from blood poisoning for some time. On the first day of last January he was taken from his home near Elreno, Okla, to a sanitarium in that city where the best medical attention possible was given him. It was found necessary, however to amputate one foot, and still his condition did not improve. A few weeks ago he was brought to this city. His suffering was long and severe, yet he bore it all with remarkable patience. His death came peacefully and with perfect resignation.

Deceased was born in Greenfield, Ohio, on April 21, 1831. From Ohio he moved to Iowa and from there to Cowley-co., Kans., where he lived until 1889 when he moved to Oklahoma. On February 1, 1854, he was married in Greenfield, Ohio, to Miss Mary E. Barrett. To this union six children were born, only two of whom survive - Mrs. Peter Schneider of this city and Mrs. John Overocker of Maple Creek, Canada. Their mother died on October 11, 1881, and was buried in Winfield. Through the long, wearysome days of their father's sickness, Mrs. Schneider and Mrs. Overocker were with him most of the time and both were present when he died.

Mr. Hixon was a good citizen, a kind husband and father and a true friend to every worthy cause. For 47 years he had lived a consistent Christian life, being a member of the Christian church. At the time of his death, Mr. Hixon's age was 80 years, 1 month and 15 days.

Funeral services were conducted in the Christian church at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The pastor, Elder E. W. Schenk, preached a splendid sermon from Paul's words to the Thessalonians, "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them who are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope." Interment was made in the Coldwater cemetery.

George B. Hixson, son of William Hixon. (His obituary gives the middle initial of William Hixon's name as M.)

Flora (Hixson) Schneider, daughter of William Hixon.

Thanks to Shirley Brier for contributing the above obituary to this web site!

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