Bloomington (IN) Courier
January 10, 1896
morning edition, page 1

NOTE: The item below was abbreviated from the original as noted by the ellipsis.

The funeral of Hon. Francis B. Hitchcock, editor of the Bedford Mail, occurred yesterday afternoon at his late residence in Bedford at 1:30 o'clock. More than 500 people were present at the services to pay their last respects to the honored dead.

Rev. J. A. Ward of the M. E. Church read a chapter of scripture and offered prayer followed by a scriptural reading by Elder Franklin of the Christian Church who also gave a sketch of the deceased.

Mr. Hitchcock was born in Terre Haute and began his journalistic experience in Flora, Ills. He attended the State University in this city in 1861 but left college to enlist in Co. B and served through the late war honorably after which he began the practice of law in Bedford. He was elected county superintendent of Lawrence County in 1887 and in 1894 was elected county recorder which office he held at the time of his death.

Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.