Decatur County Journal-Iowa
Thursday, December 25, l9l9
AARON J. HIATT was born July 3l, l855, at Rigdon, Grant County, Indiana.In his early youth he was united in marriage to AMANDA A. MILLER, February 5, l874, near Independence, Indiana.To this union three children were born; two, an infant babe and one daughter, MAUDIE E., with their mother passed away while the mother was quite young.Later he was married to IDA A. MALGRAM at Marion, Indiana.They located at Wichita, Kansas; where after only a few months she too passed away.In l873, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he was married to ANNA A. ABERNATHY.She too passed away in Oklahoma City in l9l2.To this union were born two sons.
MR. HIATT lived for a number of years in Iowa, moving from there to Altamont, Kansas.Later locating in Mound Valley, Kansas, where he passed away at his home, December 3, l9l9, aged 64 years, 4 months and 3 days.He leaves three sons: L.A. HIATT, of Mound Valley, Kansas; C.E. HIATT, Los Angeles, California; and L.R. HIATT, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, several brothers and sisters.One brother, WILL, living south of Parsons, and six grandchildren, of Mound Valley, Kansas.These with the wife, HESTER BELL-HIATT, to whom he was married January l4, l9l5, survive.
He united with the Christian Church in Indiana in early youth, later united with the Progressive Brethren Church at Leon, Iowa, and in l9l8, united with the Christian Church at Mound Valley, Kansas.He had been a constant sufferer for more than a year, and closely confined to his room for several weeks.But the last week he was unusually cheerful and on Sabbath morning before his death, asked his wife to come and sit by him, and for more than two hours chatted happily, and quietly told her life here would not be long for him; and remarked that the passing away would be for him Joy and Peace and Rest; selecting his songs to be sung, saying, let it be singing rather than weeping.
Services were held at the Christian Church in Mound Valley, Kansas, by Rev. W.B. McKinney, his Pastor, at 3:00 o'clock p.m. on December 4, l9l9, and the body laid to rest in the Mound Valley Cemetery.
Peaceful, lying where they fell,
O! weary hands, Farewell, Farewell.
--Mound Valley, Kas., Journal.