Stephen W. Hippard
born about 1847, in Virginia
died October 1, 1915, in Dayton, Illinois
Drops Dead at Depot
Stephen Hippard, one of Dayton’s oldest residents, dropped dead last Friday while waiting at the Dayton depot for the C. B. & Q. train which arrives in Dayton about eight o’clock. The deceased had been ailing all summer and was in very poor health, his death being due to apoplexy.
Mr. Hippard arose early and ate a hearty breakfast. He had planned Thursday evening upon visiting his daughter, Mrs. Newton Connors, who is sick at her home in Wedron. He went down to the station and arriving early he found that the station was locked up. He sat down on a bench outside and was waiting for the train.
A man coming down the track about five minutes later saw the man lying on the platform and immediately investigated.1
1. The Ottawa [Illinois] Fair Dealer, October 15, 1915