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Harry Hicks

Harry Hicks

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 11:46PM GMT
Classification: Death
31 May 1902 Tonawanda News
Aeronaut Killed
Left Balloon on a Parachute But Fell a Distance of 800 Feet
Kingston, May 31 – Harry Hicks, an aeronaut, was killed at Kingston Point, a summer resort, yesterday. He had been engaged to make daily balloon ascensions and the afternoon was booked for his first exhibition.
When the balloon had reached an altitude of about 2,000 feet, Hicks commenced the descent by means of a parachute, coming down slowly to about 800 feet above the Hudson river. For some reason Hicks lost his hold and fell, striking head first on a sand bar in the river.
Hicks was a nephew of Charles Kabrick, well known as a balloonist.

Re: Harry Hicks

Posted: 19 Mar 2012 12:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Harry Hicks was actually James Robert Hicks. He was the son of Robert E. Hicks. He wasn't related to Charles Kabrick either. Authorities didn't find his body the day he died. He eventually was pulled from the water at Rondant. His death certificate was prepared by a doctor in Rhinebeck across the river from Kingston Point. He was buried in Rondant.
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