Acton Memorial Library
Hiram Nickerson died at the home of his son, Frank H. Nickerson, Friday afternoon, Dec. 25, the immediate cause of his death being asthma, with heart trouble. Mr. Nickerson had been in poor health for some time, but it was scarcely known that he was critically ill and the news of his death came as a shock to many.
He was born in Charleston, Me., 70 years ago, and in his earlier years was a teacher. During the Civil war he was a resident of Minnesota and enlisted in the 4th regiment Minnesota volunteers. He also resided in Portland, Ore. with his son, for a time. The family came here about 12 years ago. He was a member of Isaac Davis post, G.A.R., having been transferred from a Minnesota post.
Mr. Nickerson possessed a sunny, genial temperament, and a fund of interesting topics gathered in his travels made him very entertaining and companionable.
Funeral services were held at his son’s residence Monday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Easterbrook, pastor of the Baptist church of which the deceased was a member conducting. Isaac Davis post attended in a body and escorted the remains to the railway station from which they were conveyed to New Limerick, Me., for interment. Besides the son he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Delmar Bryant.