Santa Cruz County History - People

Old Solders: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson

HICKS, EDWARD H (1830-1900)

Watsonville Pajaronian (September 27, 1900)

Headstone of Edward H Hicks
Edward H. Hicks
Pioneer Cemetery, Watsonville

About Tuesday noon Edward Henry Hicks was found dead in a buggy shed on his place near Pajaro. His death was due to a gunshot wound in the head, and from the appearance of the body and surroundings it is believed that Mr. Hicks accidentally discharged an old muzzle-loading shotgun. The ramrod was in his left hand. Mr. Hicks was the father of Mrs. F.E. Mauk, of Pajaro. He was a native of England, aged 70 years, and was a veteran of the Civil War. He had been in fair health, and there is no reason to believe that his death was due to any other cause than accident.

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