3 – Richard Hicks – North Coast

Obituary of Son – John Campbell Hicks – 1941


A former well known district farmer, Mr. John Campbell Hicks (71), died at his home, 13 Allen Street, Lismore, on Saturday night, after being in ill health for the past four years.

Mr.Hicks was born at North Bulli. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hicks, who were among the earliest settlers at Richmond Hill, Boatharbour. Mr. and Mrs. Hicks, senr., with their family selected property at Richmond Hill in 1881. The deceased remained at Richmond Hill with his parents until 1887, when he look up a land selection on his own account at Rosebank and remained there for about 20 years.

While living at Rosebank Mr. Hicks married in Lismore Miss Mary Clotilda Geraghty, third daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. T.Geraghty, of Boatharbour. On leaving Rosebank Mr. Hicks purchased farming property at Boatharbour and remained there until moving to live in retirement in Lismore eleven years ago, and he had since resided in Allen Street.

Mr. Hicks was a keen and successful dairyman, actively interested in public affairs, and for three years he represented C Riding as a councillor in the Gundurimba Shire Council. In addition to his widow five daughters survive. They are Mrs. F. James (Brooklet), Mrs.W. Thompson (Leycester St., Lismore), Mrs. N. C. Parker (Allen St., Lismore), Mrs. R. J. Burns (West Kempsey), and Mrs. C. Atkin (Quirindi). Brothers of the deceased are Arthur Hicks (Binna Burra) and Harry Hicks (Repentance Creek, Rosebank), and Mrs. C. Smith (Nimbin) and Mrs. A. Smith (Ballina) are sisters. The funeral will leave St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Lismore, to-day after a service commencing at 11 a.m. for the Lismore cemetery.

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