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Obituaries for 1918

James L. Wick

James L. Wick Answers Call

Prominent in Youngstown Business World ---

Man of Many Splendid Trails

James Lippincott Wick died at seven o'clock Wednesday morning in the family home, 753 Wick avenue.  He had been ill for seven months.  Early in that period he submitted to severe surgical work which probably prolonged his days but did not definitely relieve suffering.  The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock from the residence.  It is respectfully asked that flowers be omitted.

A son of John Dennick Wick and Emily Lippincott Wick, the deceased was born in Pittsburgh July 29, 1848; he came to Youngstown in the early 60's and became associated in business with the late Freeman O. Arms.  Later he was identified with Arms & Powers and with Arms, Wick, and Blocksom.  For the past 28 years he had been actively engaged in the G.M. McKelvey Company's establishment.  His work brought him in contact with nearly everybody in Youngstown; inborn courtesy and kindliness of nature were evident in his every action---whether a humble little child or an influential adult chanced to approach him, the greeting was courteous and the information helpful.  The esteem and confidence of business associates offered further indication of the genuinely worthwhile qualities which Mr. Wick possessed.

Son in France.

November 8, 1877, Mr. Wick was united in marriage with Miss Julia Manney who through all he years has been his devoted companion and gracious counselor.  Surviving with her are four sons - - Dennick M., James L., Jr., Elbridge A., and George L. Wick.  With the exception of George, who has been in France with the 33rd division since early spring, all of Mr. Wick's family were with him when the end came.  Two brothers - - William H. Wick of Pensacola, Florida, and John D. Wick of Chicago with one sister, Mrs. Warner Arms, are also living.  There are six grandchildren.

A member of the First Presbyterian Church, Mr. Wick was a regular attendant at services and interested in every phase of congregational endeavor.  He was a 32nd degree Mason.

In connection with Mr. Wick's passing, it is interesting to know that the house in Wick avenue in which he lived through all the years was built during the Civil War and was one of if not the first residence in that thoroughfare.  In his boyhood as well as through the youth and manhood of his sons it has been a most attractive gathering place and always noted for its splendid hospitality.  The strain of Mr. Wick's illness occasioned a nervous collapse upon the part of Mrs. Wick a couple months ago, but fortunately she is making a good recovery.


Youngstown Vindicator, 2 Oct 1918