Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
J. T. Hedrick, Dr.
Wed, 17 June 1931, p1
DR. J. T. Hedrick, 81, prominent practioner in and around Pennyville for the past half century, died suddenly Tuesday afternooon about 3:15 o'clock after a short illness. Death of the aged Reeve township resident was believed due to a cerebral hemorrhage, which he suffered shortly before death came. Coroner W. O. McKittrick held an inquest late Tuesday, but had made no report today noon as to his findings. Mr. Hedrick lived about three miles north east of Pennyville, and had been alone most of the day, his elderly wife having been visiting with her relatives. Mrs. Hedrick returned home about 3 o'clock in the afternoon; her husband complained of not feeling well. He became worse a few minutes later and died about 3:15 o'clock. It was said by relatives that Dr. Hedrick had suffered three or four strokes recently, but none had been serious and he had not been seriously effected as a result. The deceased had lived in Reeve township practically all his life and was prominently known there. His friends were many, and his sudden death will come as a shock to those who know him. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ida E. Hedrick, whom he married more than 40 years ago after his first wife had died, and one son, Dean Hedrick of Reeve twonship. There are four grandchildren and two great grandchildren, one brother, Jabe Hedrick of Knox county, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Cullivan of Reeve township. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at Old Union church in Reeve township with burial following in the adjoining cemetery. Emil Norris will have charge of the funeral.
Contributed by: Sandra Hedrick Allen