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Transcribed by Dorothy Wiland
Former President of the Gas and
After an Extended Illness.
He Had Long Been Identified
Prominently With City Affairs
and Had Served His
Country With Distinction in the Civil War
Gen. Andrew J.
died at 12?45 o’clock Thursday, after an exhausting illness, which had
lasted for months. At the time of his death the various members
his family were grouped about the bedside. Although the end had
anticipated for some weeks past, as apt to occur at any moment, his
was rather unexpected Thursday morning. That is to say, there
no indications in advance that dissolution was about to occur, and the
aged business man dropped into death as easily and gently as though he
had but gone to sleep.
For some months past he
had been trouble with a nervous exhaustion complicated by internal
which finally forced him some months ago to retire from the presidency
of the Cincinnati Gas and Electric company, and devote himself to the
to restore himself to health. He had been reluctant to leave the
important and responsible duties of his position, however until it was
too late and his ? had been drained of vitality. After leaving
position of president he remained at his home in this city for some
in the hope that a perfect rest would restore him in strength.
this failed he was taken to Baltimore, accompanied by members of his
as it was believed that the balmier climate of the South would restore
him to complete strength. This hope, too, proved futile, and when
he returned to this city a few weeks ago, it was recognized among his
that he had but returned to die. The nature of his trouble was
however, that the end was not a sudden one, and the former general of
gradually wore out.
A few days ago his
was told by Dr. Dunham, the attending physician, to be prepared for the
worst at any moment. Dr. Dunham stated that the end might come at
any time, and that on the other hand the reserve strength which still
from Gen. Hickenlooper’s once magnificent physique might enable him to
maintain the unequal struggle for weeks.
On Monday of this week it was recognized that his strength was failing him more and more, and that he might be expected to die at a moment’s notice. A careful watch was kept in his sick-room, and when on Thursday, the premenatory symptoms of the inevitable end became apparent the members of his family were grouped about him.
The members of Gen. Hickenlooper’s family, who survive him, are his wife, Mrs. Maria Smith Hickenlooper, three daughter, Miss Anelia Hickenlooper, Mrs. Dr. J. M. Withrow, Mrs. Dawson Blackmore, and two sons, Mr. Andrew Hickenlooper, and Mrs. Smith Hickenlooper. Mrs. Hickenlooper was before her marriage Miss Maria Smith, daughter of an old and respected Cincinnati family. Gen. Hickenlooper and his family are Presbyterians.
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