Tuesday, October 06, 2009

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Hicks House And Genealogy Report Update


I have received an email from a genealogist in Florida that has been hired to research the Hicks family. This is interesting reading. Check it out:

Dear Mr. Tucker:

My name is Robert Aswell and I am a genealogist who has been researching the family of Dr. John Howell Hicks for my client, his granddaughter, Robbie Hicks.

I happened upon your website and subsequent articles about the Hicks House on Dixie Highway and, needless to say, am astounded, angry and heartbroken.

For your information, here's a bit of the family history:

Dr. John Howell Hicks, son of Hendrick Hicks and Sarada Carby, was born 24 DEC 1882 in Millerstown, Grayson County, KY and died 7 NOV 1960 in Jefferson County, KY. He married Albennie "Bennie" Embry about 1906 and had two children, one being Stanley W. Hicks (born 1912) whom you mentioned in one of your online articles. I am doing the family research for Stanley W. Hicks' daughter.

Dr. Hicks had two brothers:

Elmer Haden Hicks, born 8 DEC 1886 in Millerstown, Grayson Co., KY
Clydus Cloy Hicks, born 3 MAR 1892 in Big Clifty, Grayson Co., KY

It would be interesting to know which one of them erected the "Jesus Saves" sign. I may be able to find this and much more information for you from my client...

I can supply you with a myriad of tidbits, including a copy of Dr. Hicks' WWI Draft Registration Card (dated 12 SEP 1918), his ancestors' residences from 1850, Leitchfield, Grayson County to their relocation to Louisville circa 1920.

From what I've gathered, the Hicks family residences were as follows:

1900: Millerstown, Grayson Co., KY

1910: 374 Pike Street, Woodburn, Warren Co., KY (Dr. Hicks was a Railroad Station Agent)

1918: Leitchfield, Grayson Co., KY (Physician in Leitchfield)

1920: 524 28th. Street, Louisville (Physician)

1930 - 1937: Residence: 4136 Market Street, Louisville (Dr. Hicks owned this home): Business: 524 28th. Street, Louisville. (from the 1937 Louisville City Directory). Physician.

WWI Draft Registration Card:

Registration Place: Leitchfield, Grayson County, Kentucky
Registration Date: September 12, 1918

NAME: John Howell Hicks

HOME ADDRESS: Leitchfield, Grayson, Kentucky
AGE: 35
DATE OF BIRTH: December 24, 1882
OCCUPATION: Physician (M.D.), Leitchfield, Grayson, Kentucky
NEAREST RELATIVE: Albennie Hicks, Wife

Tall Height, Stout Build, Brown Eyes, Black Hair

If you are interested in any further information please don't hesitate to contact me. I will get in touch with Dr. Hicks' granddaughter shortly and see if she can shed some light on the old Hicks House. I'll keep you posted.

MSD to hold meeting with residents of District 15

MSD to hold meeting with residents of District 15
Butler encourages homeowners to attend October 13th event

Louisville – Councilwoman Marianne Butler is hosting a community meeting with officials from Metropolitan Sewer District to talk with residents about drainage issues and backflow prevention.

“South Louisville has had a history of drainage issues, this is the opportunity for residents to find out MSD plans for the short term and long term to address drainage issues,” says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15).

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 13th at the Salvation Army located in Wyandotte Park, 1010 Beecher Street beginning at 7:00pm. The meeting will be structured to allow one on one conversations with MSD officials.

MSD will have information on the backflow prevention program which is available to all homeowners free of charge. To learn more about the back flow program call MSD at 540-6000 or go on line to www.msdlouky.org.

For more information about the meeting, contact Councilwoman Butler’s office at 574-1115