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SLICK, William A.
|Johnstown Tribune, 07 Jun 1921, Contributed by Sharon Trosan|
|Johnstown Tribune; June 7, 1921|
William A. Slick, aged 79, civil war veteran and prominent in affairs of this city, expired at 9:50 o'clock last night at the Slick residence, 912 Von Lunen road, following a long ailment of a complication of diseases. Mr. Slick's health had been impaired for a long time, but he had been confined to his bed for only about one week.
Born in Somerset county, Aug. 4, 1842, William A. Slick was a son of the late Jesse and Charlotte Vickroy Slick. At the age of 19 he answered Lincoln's call for troops and was assigned to Co. B, Fifty-fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers. Mr. Slick served three years and at the expiration of his term of enlistment, he re-enlisted and served until the end of the war. He fought in all the battles in which his regiment took part, besides spending several months in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va.
William Slick was actively identified with Emory Fisher post, Grand Army of the Republic, for the last 40 years and at the time of his death was a past commander. He took a foremost part in the affairs of the local post and worked zealously each year in making arrangements for the Memorial day services in this city.
In 1870, Mr. Slick and Miss Mary Ellen Knee of Somerset were united in marriage at Somerset. Mrs. Slick survives her husband. One brother, George W. Slick of Frostburg, Md, also survives.
The Funeral will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the late residence. the funeral will be in charge of the members of Emery Fisher Post, G.A.R., and the eulogy will be delivered by the Rev. E. E. Hetrick, pastor of the Dale United Evangelical Church, of which Mr. Slick was a member. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.