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Sarah Elizabeth (Nestor) Hicks, Beecher Island.
Photograph and family information from Jean Green.

Sarah Elizabeth Nestor was born in Chandlerville, Cass County, Illinois, on April 11, 1861. On March 1, 1882 in Virginia, Illinois she married Charles Ellis Hicks, born February 17, 1854. After living in Illinois for a few years they lived near Keytesville, Missouri before moving on to Oklahoma. Charles and Sarah had eight children before they separated about 1901. Sarah and her children arrived in Wray in 1903 in a covered wagon. She homesteaded west of Beecher on the south bank of the Arikaree where US-385 crosses today. Sarah lived on her ranch with her eldest son, Charles, until shortly before she died May 2, 1955. She is buried in the Eckley Cemetery.

Sarah Hicks and her children about 1910. Photo donated by Jean Green.
The young boy is Luther, Russell is in front of him. I can't identify the rest of the faces.

Sarah and Charles E Hicks children were:
  Ethel Catherine (?-?) died Keyestone, Missouri
  Charles A, (1883-1969) never married? Buried with his mother in the Eckley Cemetery.
  Russell Edgar Ellis (1885-1930) married Mary Anna Neuschwanger Jan 31, 1912.
  Robert A. (1887- ?)
  Oscar Lee "Mike" (1891-1982) married Ethel E. (Peterson) Aug 11, 1920.
  Elsie E. (1895- ?) 
  Stella Inez (1898- ?) 
  Luther John (abt. 1901- ?) married Verda Wise Jul 6, 1924..

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