W. N. Bicknell came to this area in 1901 ----- W. N.was Nell Bicknell´s brother. He did some farming and ranching but was more interested in watch and clock repair and selling jewelry. He started this business in Estacado, working out of his home, then opened stores first in Emma and then in Crosbyton. He never married.
W. N. Bicknell died July 26, 1934.
(Mrs. Iona Bicknell Sims)
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- W.N. Bicknell, 79, Crosby County Resident For 34 Years, Dies FridayFuneral Services Held on Saturday Afternoon; Had Lived In Crosby County For Many Years
W.N. (Uncle Billie) Bicknell, 79, died Friday, May 25 at the home of his brother, N.Y. Bicknell. Funeral services were held from the home of N.Y. Bicknell Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. G. C. Bidwell, pasor of the First Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Bicknell was a member. He was buried in the Crosbyton cemetery with D. E. Aynes in charge. The Oll
Fellows had charge of the burial, of which order he was a life member.
Uncle Billie was born in Madisonville, Tenn., July 29, 1855, coming to Texas, he landed at Estacado in April 1901, where he joined his brother, N.Y. Bicknell with whom he has since made his home. "Uncle Billie" as he was familiarly known was never married.
Mr. Bicknell was a jewelryman by profession and followed this business for a number of years in Crosbyton, retiring only two or three years ago. He was always very active up until three days before he died.
Many admiring friends were present and beautiful floral offering given to pay the last respect to their departed friend and relative.
Active pallbearers were: E.A. Watson, J.F. Waldron, Edgar Hutchins, Buck Walters, Jim Reed and Jess Collier.
Honorary pallbearers were: Crosbyton: A.K. Lackey, J.O. McBride, B.W. Ellison, Dick Heard, A.L. Ellison, Ben Edwards, F.M. Edwards, F. Littlefield, W.D. Lamar, B.H. Howard, W.J. Collier, Will Ezell, W.H. Hames, J.W. Aynes, R.A. Crausbay, Geo. E. Maynes, Jno. A Dillard and R.E. Roy.
Ralls: W.E. McLaughlin, R.L. Travis, E.C. Brown, G.J. Ragle, J.H. Wheeler, Will Morton, S.W. Page, J.A. Beddingfield and Chad Got.
Cone: J.A. Noble, J.P. English, E.M. English, J.P. Killin, J.J. Spikes, Charley Travis, Tom Travis, and Bish Travis.
Estacado, H.E. Fullingim, E.R. Michael, Arthur Bryant, Elmer Kelsey.
Lorenzo: H.S. Smyers, H.C. Pearson, Marsh Wheeler, H.S. Pearson, J.B. Hoopel, W.P. Fullingim, Fred Spikes, T.H. Ellis, B.O. McWhorter.
Mt. Blanco: R.B. Smith and Geo. Smith.
The Crosbyton Review, Friday, June 1, 1934
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