Greenville (Texas) Banner, Monday, 1 Jun 1936, page 6:
Centenarian and Civil War Veteran Is Buried Today
One of the oldest Civil War veterans in Texas was borne to a grave in Webb Hill cemetery this afternoon.
He was J. C. Hickey, 102, who died in the Old Soldiers’ Home at Austin Saturday. His funeral services were held at White Rock where he lived for years.
The centenarian, last of his immediate family, is survived only by great grandchildren and other distant relatives, a number of who reside in this county.
Greenville (Texas) Messenger, Thursday, 4 Jun 1936, page 8:
CENTENARIAN IS BURIED W. ROCK
J. C. Hickey, 102, who died in the Confederate Home at Austin, was buried in Webb Hill Cemetery in the White Rock section on Monday.
This old Confederate soldier in 1929, at the age of 95, went to the Confederate Home at Austin.
A native of Tennessee he settled in the White Rock section in 1885, at the age of 51, lived there for 44 years and had spent seven years in the Confederate Home at Austin.
He was long a member of the Methodist Church and the latter years of his life had been connected with the Free Methodist Church.
His wife and seven children preceded him in death but he is survived by nine grand-children; twenty-nine great-grand-children and six great-great-grand children.
He was once wounded in action in the Civil War and had known many and great hardships, but lived through a whole century, with two years extra.