Abilene Daily Reflector, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1917, Pg. 3

Vol. XXX, No. 248


Obituary---J. N. Wick.


  J. N. Wick died at his home near Buckeye February 15, 1917, after an illness of some weeks.  Mr. Wick was born near Hooker, Butler Co., Pa., October 25, 1839.  He grew to young manhood on the farm on which he was born.  He was educated in the schools of the community, Sunbury academy at west Sunbury, Pa., and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.  He taught in the schools of Pennsylvania, Illinois and Kansas and throughout life kept up an active interest in educational affairs.  In 1862 he answered the call of his country, enlisting in Co. G, 137 regiment Pennsylvania volunteers.  October 4, 1866, he was married to Miss Margaret McElvain of West Sunbury, Pa.  Soon after their marriage they moved to McDonough county, Ill., where they lived for several years.

  In 1870 Mr. Wick came to Kansas and purchased the present home.  The family , however, did not take up their residence there until April 1875.  In early youth, Mr. Wick united with the Presbyterian church and until recent years, wherever he lived, he was active in church and Sunday school work.

  Five children survive their father; Mrs. W. D. Hainer of Manhattan, Kan.; Mrs. Glen Ryan of Hope, Kan.; Clem C. Wick of Manilla, P. I.; Carl Wick of Detroit, Kan.; and Ray Wick of Chicago.  Two children with their mother preceded him to the better land.

  Funeral services were conducted at Dr. Blayney Saturday morning at the church at Buckeye and the body was laid to rest beside his loved ones in Union cemetery.  Many friends came to pay the last tribute of respect to one whom all loved and honored.  In the departure of Mr. Wick the family has lost a loving father, the community a kind neighbor, the country a loyal citizen and the world a good man.