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Hicks - Robert F.

Source: History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Indianapolis: AW Bowen, 1913, p 1007)

Farming seems to be what some would call "second nature" with  Robert F. HICKS, of Clark Twp, Montgomery County and while he  doubtless could have succeed in other lines of human endeavor, he  is doubtless making a greater success as a tiller of the soil  than he would in any other line, for he not only likes it but  devotes his every care and attention to it. Mr. Hicks was born on  Jan 8, 1871 in Clark Twp, this co. He is a son of Preston and  Martha Ann UTTERBACK) Hicks. He grew to manhood on the home farm,  assisting with the general work there, and in the winter months  he attended the neighborhood schools. On Aug. 23, 1894, Mr. Hicks  marr. Ella HULETT, daughter of Nathan Hulett and wife, a complete  sketch of whom appears elsewhere. After his marriage, Mr. Hicks  went to farming for himself on the place he now owns in Sec. 35,  Clark Twp and here he has continued to reside, his finely  improved and productive farm here consisting of 160 acres, also  owns 40 acres not far So. of his home place, 200 acres in all.  His land is under a fine state of improvement and cultivation and  he follows general farming, raising considerable live stock, buys  and feeds cattle and is quite successful as an agriculturist and  stock man. He has made many of the important improvements on his  land himself. He remodeled both the house and barn, also built a  large barn and in addition a cow barn, and he now has one of the  choice farms of the township. Mr. H. is a member of the Knights  of Pythias, and he and his wife belong to the Christian Church.  They have one daughter, Lena Hicks, whose twin sister died in  infancy. Lena is now in her 3rd year in HS at North Salem.- typed by kbz
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