AGED VETERAN ANSWERS CALL
JOHN G. VICARS DIED AT THE HOME NORTHWEST OF THE CITY OF DROPSY THIS MORNING
SERVED IN THE KENTUCKY CAVALRY
Had Been a Resident of Clay County for Many Years - Funeral Will be Held Saturday.
John G. Vicars, a veteran of the Civil War and an old resident of Dick Johnson township, died at the home northwest of the city near the Bee Ridge School, late yesterday afternoon after a year's illness of a complication of dropsy and other diseases, at the age of 77 years and 6 months.
The deceased was born in Kentucky and served the Union during the Civil war as a member of the 39th Regiment of Kentucky cavalry. After the close of the war he moved to Clay county and had resided here for many years.
He is survived by the widow, three daughters, three sons and two step-sons as follows: Mrs. Olive Subbs and Mrs. Dan Miller of Illinois; Mrs. William Webster, of Terre Haute; William Vicars of Illinois; Joseph Vicars, of Ohio; Conley Vicars, of Farmersburg, and step-sons, David Brackney and George Shultz. He is also survived by a brother, William Vicars of Illinois, and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Gilkey, of Ohio.
The funeral services will be held at the New Providence Church, 10 miles west of Terre Haute, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, interment in the cemetery near the church.