July 31, 1900
Melrose. July 30. The numerous friends of Colonel H. Fickle were grieved to hear of his death on Saturday morning. He had been in poor health for almost a year. He died at his sister-in-law's, Mrs. William Corpen's, where his remains rested until Sunday at 10 a. m. when they were conveyed to Eliam Church. Services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Lawler.
The deceased was a native of Virginia, but had been a resident of Melrose for sixteen years. During the Civil War he fought bravely for his country under Stonewall Jackson. He leaves a wife and many friends to mourn his loss.