Obit: Hackney, Charles B. (? - 1908)
Surnames: HACKNEY DILLABO CASE WESTERVELT
----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 12/26/1908
Hackney, Charles B. (? - 3 DEC 1908)
Through W. H. Clark we learn of the death of Charles B. Hackney, a former resident of Humbird, Clark County, Wis. His demise occurred at his home at Ashland, Neb. On Dec. 3, 1908.
Mr. Hackney was well known to all old resident of this vicinity, having lived here some thirty years ago, at which time he was engaged in the hotel business, keeping hotel in the old building near the depot, which was taken down last summer. Mr. Hackney left here in 1878, going to Nebraska and soon thereafter locating at Ashland.
The Ashland, Neb. Gazette say of the deceased:
"In the death of Charles Barton Hackney, which occurred on the 3rd inst., brief mention of which event was made in these columns last week, Ashland loses a citizen who has been prominent in its social, business and religious circles since an early period in its history.
April 21, 1861, he was united in marriage with Miss Lottie A. Dillabo, at Hixton, Wis.
Mr. Hackney was a loyal member of the Masonic order. In the year 1877 he was made Master Mason in Humbird Lodge No. 191, at Humbird, Wis., and in 1883 his membership was transferred to Pomegranate Lodge in this city, where he remained in fellowship till the end of his life.
Mr. Hackney was in the best sense of the word a good citizen. Always kindly in disposition he had a great number of warm friends. In the support of all good enterprises he was liberal with his means and he was especially kind as a neighbor and in his family.
He leaves to mourn his departure his venerable mother, Mrs. Mary Hackney, his wife and one sister, Mrs. Case and daughter, Mrs. Westervelt. The funeral was held under Masonic auspices at his late home last Sunday afternoon. Religious exercises, consisting of a Scripture lesson and prayer, were conducted by Elder C. A. Huyck, a long time friend of the family, and the beautiful ritualistic service of the Masonic order was rendered at the grave. There were many and beautiful floral offerings. The emblem of the Masonic order was wrought in choice flowers and evergreens, and there were many and beautiful wreaths and bouquets of chrysanthemums, carnations roses and lilies speaking in tender symbolism of the warm friendships that were broken and of the eternal life which is the goal of Christian faith."
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