Rector Vitascope or
Mrs. E.L. Hickman
Last Saturday, April 13, 1912, was the 75th birthday of Mrs. E.L. Hickman and her children and friends, wishing to make the day one long to be remembered as it was the day that marked three quarters of century of a good and useful life, gathered at her home on East Side bringing baskets of good dinner, and besides this, many tokens of remembrance in honor of one who is esteemed and loved by all who know her. At an early hour the guests began to arrive and continued to arrive until the hour of noon, when an estimate was made that there were present over 100 people.
The table was soon spread with good things to eat and all enjoyed the bountiful dinner as well as the friendly and pleasant social mingling of neighbors and friends.
Mrs. Hickman was taken completely by surprise -- never once dreaming that anyone, except her children, were coming to spend the day with her. Her children are devoted to her and take every opportunity to make the last years of her life pleasant and happy ones. She has many friends both in the country and in town, who wish for Grand-ma Hickman, as she is called, very many years more of her good and useful life.
Mrs. Elizabeth Davis Hickman was honored with a celebration of her 75th birthday on April 13, 1912. Her daughter-in-law, Etta Snowden Hickman, did much of the planning for this surprise birthday gathering.
Elizabeth Davis was born in 1838 in Missouri and married Daniel Boone Hickman in Missouri about 1856. Their children that were born in Missouri were Mary Hickman (William Cribbs and Ben Stone), John E. Hickman (Addaile Blew and Lizzie ?), William B. "Pony" Hickman (Eva Hardin and Etta Snowden), and Isabell Hickman (Andrew J. Gaulden).
This Hickman family migrated to the Clay-Greene County area in the late 1860's from the Cape Girardeau, Mo., area.
Hickman children born in Arkansas in the area northwest of Scatterville were Henry Hickman (Delia Lamb), Ladola Hickman (John Giles and W.B. Barker), Nolie Hickman (Albert Pruett) and Wallace Emmett Hickman (Naomi Pruitt from Texas).
Elizabeth Davis Hickman was 86 years old when she died on June 27, 1924. I did not find a tombstone in Mound Cemetery (west of Rector) for Elizabeth, but her son, John E. Hickman, was buried there, so perhaps Elizabeth was buried there also.
Elizabeth's husband, Daniel Boone Hickman, died between 1900 and 1910, and your writer is hoping that our readers can help with a specific date of his death and a burial location.
I would love to learn more regarding the Hickman family.