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SOURCE: "History of the Catholic Church In Indiana"-- by Charles Blanchard, 1898   {via Dearborn County Mail List}

MRS. ANNE HICKEY, of Aurora, Ind., is the widow of William Hickey, who was born in Ireland in 1812, was a carpenter by trade, and died July 12, 1873. He came to the United States in 1847, landing in New York, then went to Cincinnati, Ohio, and remained a short time; then came to Aurora and worked at his trade until he enlisted in the Fifty-second Indiana volunteer infantry. He served in the battle of Corinth, Miss., and in the battle of Fort Donelson; was shot in the hip and came home in 1864, but never recovered from his wound. He had married February 15, 1844, Miss Anne Dowling, who was born on the 24th of July, 1824, a daughter of Dennis Dowling, of Ireland. The union was blessed with six children, four of whom are still living, viz: Richard, Marguerite, Catherine (married to G. Hasting, of Pleasant Ridge, Ind.) and Mary, now Mrs. Giblin, of Moore`s Hill, Ind. All of the children are Catholics, and are members of St. Mary`s church. Mrs. Hickey lives at the old homestead that she first occupied when she arrived in Aurora, is now s! eventy-three years of age and is one of the most respected of the town.

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