Clackamas County Record, Thursday, March 26, 1903
Death of Robert Wickham:
Robert Wickham died Tuesday night at his home on Sixth and Monroe streets in this city, aged 64 years, 4 months, 25 days. The immediate cause of his death was hemorrhage and he had been a sufferer from stomach trouble for years. He was born in Fairfield County Ohio, in 1839. In 1857 he went to Iowa and at the outbreak of the Civil war enlisted in Co. A, 13 Iowa Vol. He served all through the war and was in 52 battles. He was captured by the Confederates at Atlanta and was imprisoned for 280 days in Andersonville prison. He was liberated in 1865 and in the same year married Miss Sarah C. Moore. They came to Oregon in 1880 and resided here ever since. During the greater part of the time since, he has been employed in the woolen mills. He is survived by a wife and two sons, George W. and Alonzo, both men of families and both employed in the woolen mills. The funeral was held this afternoon from the Baptist Church. Internment was in Mountain View Cemetery. The funeral was held under the auspices of Union Veterans’ Union of which the deceased was a member.
Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, March 27, 1903
Death of Robert M. Wickham.
Tuesday night at 12:30 there passed away at his home in this city, Robert M. Wickham, one of the best known and most highly respected citizens in Clackamas County. Robert Wickham was born in Northern Iowa in the year 1839 and devoted his early boyhood principally to agriculture on his father’s farm when the war broke out, he joined the 13th Iowa Infantry and served through the entire war. He bore the reputation for great bravery and everybody who knew him at that time will testify to his fortitude on all occasions. For nearly two years he was immured in Andersonville prison and while here nearly starved to death coming out a mere shadow of skin and bones. Gaining his freedom finally when many of the prisoners secured their release. This brave old veteran continued in the service of his country till the boys were dismissed at the end of the campaign in 65. After the war Mr. Wickham returned to the home of his youth and continued there to work on his father’s farm till he was about thirty years old when he married Miss Sarah Moore and soon afterwards turned his steps westward to Oregon and came to Oregon City where he has resided for nearly 30 years. Mr. Wickham while in Oregon City has worked in the woolen mill and various other employments and has been active in his work up to the last ten years when his present malady cancer of the stomach, unfitted him for work. For two years he has been a sufferer and up to the last moment his pain was very intense. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, Mrs. Sarah M. Wickham and two sons Alonzo Wickham and G. W. Wickham both of whom are well known in these parts. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the Presbyterian church and Rev. Beaven officiated.
Headstone Provided for Deceased Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903
Wickham, Rob’t M.
Pvt, Co A 13 Iowa Inf.
Died Mch 25, 1903
Cemetery: Mountain View, Oregon City Ore.
Civil War Pension Index: Wickham, Robert M.
Widow: Wickham, Sarah C.
A 13 Iowa Inf.
1903 Apr 25, Widow, Application: 783250, Certificate: 561900, Oregon
Name: Robert M . Wickham
Regiment State/Origin: Iowa
Regiment: 13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M541 roll 28
Name: Robert M Wickham
Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlistment Date: 18 Sep 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Iowa
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Iowa 13th Infantry Regiment on 18 Oct 1861. Mustered out on 28 Jan 1865 at Davenport, IA.
Birth Date: abt 1838
Death Date: 25 Mar 1903
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion, Research by Harold Slavik
U. S. Prisoner of War Records
Name: Wickham, R. M.
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