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Biographical Sketch of Julius S. Hickok

Hickok, Julius S., Vergennes, was born in New Haven, Vt., in 1841, and settled in Vergennes, Vt., in 1865, where he engaged in the retail drug business until 1872, when he sold out and engaged in coal, and general insurance, a business in which he is now engaged. He was married in 1866 to Mary D. Willard, of Vergennes, Vt. They have had three children — Henry H., Lizzie D., and Nellie W. Mary D. Willard was a daughter of Hosea and Betsey (Benton) Willard. Hosea Willard was born in Woodstock, Vt., in 1806, and settled in Vergennes, Vt., in 1826. He was a prominent master builder, a business in which he engaged after settling here. He built the United States Arsenal here, all of the churches, and many of the business blocks, and was also a prominent inventor. He died in 1883, and his wife, Betsey, died in 1879. They had a family of six children born to them, four of whom are now living — Electa J. (now Mrs. H. Stevens), Harvey F. (now a resident of St. Louis, Missouri), Hosea B. (of Port Henry, N. Y.), and Mary D. Julius S. Hickok was a son of Elias B. and Lucy M. (Sprague) Hickok, who were born in New Haven, Vt, Mr. Hickok was born in 1815, and his wife in 1814. They had two children — Isadore (now Mrs. Henry M. Willson) and Julius S. Elias B. Hickok was a son of Austin and Roxana (Cook) Hickok, who came to New Haven, Vt., from Williamstown, Mass., about 1780. Two of their sons were ministers, Rev. Milo J., D. D. (deceased), and Rev. Henry F., D. D. (now pastor of the brick church, Orange, N. J.).

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