Courtesy of Diane Heap, Mrs. Hickey's Great-Great Niece, August 2007:
Mrs. Fannie Baird Hickey, 76 years old, will be buried tomorrow morning in the same grave with her husband, Captain John M. Hickey, at the base of the Confederate Monument in Arlington National Cemetery, which Captain Hickey helped to erect to the memory of his Civil War Comrades.
Mrs. Hickey died suddenly Saturday at the home of Edmund C. Burnett, 1204 Newton Street Northeast. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock from Hysong's parlors at Thirteenth and N Streets.
Captain Hickey who helped raise funds for the Confederate Monument, is one of four men buried in places of honor at its base. The sculptor who designed the monument is another of the men buried there, together with a high naval officer and a general of the Confederate forces.
Captain Hickey was in charge of Confederate Memorial day exercises here for many years preceding his death.
Mrs. Hickey, a native of Columbia, Tennessee, had lived in Washington for more than 50 years. She was prominent in the United Daughters of the Confederacy here, being one of the founders and a past president of Robert E. Lee Chapter. She also was an honorary member of the Hillary A. Herbert Chapter. Surviving Mrs. Hickey are several nieces living in Tennessee and Kentucky.
HICKEY, FANNIE BAYARD WID/O JOHN
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/14/1933
- BURIED AT: SECTION CONF SITE NORTH OF
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