Hickman, Charles Thornton

Oregon City Courier-Herald, Friday, July 26, 1901
Charles T. Hickman, a well known resident of Oregon City since 1872, died suddenly Sunday morning, the effect of a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Hickman was born at Norwich, Ohio, 58 years ago, and served with distinction during the Civil war, receiving a promotion to the first lieutenancy from the ranks. He was married to Amanda L. Moore at LaPorte, Mo., and emigrated to Oregon in 1871. During the past 16 years Mr. Hickman had been a trusted employee of the Portland flouring mills in this city. He was a member of Meade Post, G. A. R., and the Artisans. Besides the widow the deceased left the following children: Mrs. R. J. Beasley, of Pasadena, Calif.; Ernest Hickman, of Sumpter; Everett Hickman, Portland; Mrs. Arthur C. Warner and Harvey Hickman, Oregon City. The funeral services were held at the family residence Tuesday afternoon, and were conducted by Rev. J. H. Beaver, while the service at the grave was conducted by Meade Post, G. A. R. The Artisans also attended in a body. Many people attended the funeral, and there were profuse offerings of flowers.

Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, July 26, 1901
Charles T. Hickman Sustains Apopletic Stroke Sunday.
Charles T. Hickman sustained a stroke of apoplexy at 7 o’clock Sunday morning and died about two hours later. He had been in failing health for some time and his sudden death came as a severe blow to his family and friends. Mr. Hickman was well known in Oregon City.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from his late residence on the hill, under the auspices of the G. A. R. and United Artisans, of which the deceased was a member.
Charles Thornton Hickman was born at Norwich, Ohio, March 3, 1843. He enlisted in the army in 1861 and served until the end of the war. For his many acts of bravery he was made First Lieutenant of Company B, Thirty-ninth Infantry Volunteers. In 1865 he was married to Amanda L. Moore at Laplato, Mo., and together they came to Oregon in November in the year 1871. They moved to Oregon City in 1872 where they have since resided. He has been connected with Meade Post No. 2, since its organization in this city, and for the past 16 years has been connected with the Portland Flouring Mills Company. He is survived by a wife and the following children: Mrs. R. J. Bealey, of Pasadena, Cal.; Mrs. Arthur C. Warner, of Oregon City; Charles E. Hickman, of Portland; Earnest D. and Harvey O. Hickman, of Oregon City.


Name: Charles T Hickman
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Missouri
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company M, Missouri 2nd Cavalry Regiment.
Death Date: 21 Jul 1901
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: Index to Compiled Military Service Records, Research by Harold Slavik

Regimental records:
2 S. M. Cav. Missouri
Charles T. Hickman
Co M, Reg’t Mo. State Mil Cav.
Age: 18
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Complexion: Light
Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown
Where born: Norwich, Ohio
Occupation: Farmer
When: Jan 18 1862
Where: Macon City
By Whom: Capt. Cook
Term: 3 y’rs
Remarks: Discharged for disability, Bloomfield, Mo.
Charles T. Hickman, Pvt, Co. M. 2 Reg’t Missouri S. M. Cav.
Appears on Returns as follows:
Feb 1863, Absent sick at Pilot Know, Mo. since Feb 27/63
Jan. 1864, Discharged Jan 29/64, Bloomfield.

Civil War Pension File: Hickman, Charles T.
Hickman, Amanda
B, 39 Mo. Inf.
1890 July 31, Invalid, 844044, 815027, Oregon
1901 Aug 2, 746094, 556294, Oregon

Missouri Military Record
39 Missouri
Chas. T. Hickman
Co B 39 Reg’t Missouri Infantry
Age: 21 years
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Complexion Fair
Eyes: Blue, Hair: Black
Where born: Norwich, Ohio
Occupation: Artist
Aug 6, 1864
Where: Hannibal
By whom: Lt. Tripler, term: 1 yr.
Aug 1864 appointed Aug 26, Hannibal Mo.
Sept 1864 Present Promotion Sept. 30, ’64 (1 Lieut)
Oct 1864 present, detachment as a scout in command of 25 men Oct 20. Went to Paris from there to Florida then to Paris then to Mexico distance in all 155 miles. Ret’d to Mexico Mo Oct 30 ’64
Nov 1864 to Feb 1865 Present, commissioned Sept 30 ’64. Mustered Dec. 10’64
May June 1865. Present


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