born July 3, 1874, in Staunton, Virginia
died July 25, 1935, in Farm Ridge township, La Salle county, Illinois
HEAT FATAL TO MAN AT WORK IN OATS FIELD
William Hippard, 62, a farm hand, collapsed and died of heat prostration yesterday afternoon while working in an oats field at the farm of William Connors, ten miles southwest of Ottawa.
Other men who were working in the harvest field reached Hippard’s side soon after h e collapsed and attempted to revive him. Dr. A. H. Smith of Grand Ridge and Sheriff Ralph H. Desper were both summoned. The physician pronounced him dead, the victim of a heat prostration.
The body was removed to the Gladfelter mortuary in this city, where an inquest will be conducted by Dr. E. H. Rayson of Earlville, deputy coroner, at 5 o’clock this afternoon.
William Hippard was born on a farm near Dayton July 3, 1873, and spent his entire life in or around Ottawa. He had been employed as a farm hand at the Connors farm for several years.
Surviving are a brother, Jacob Hippard, and a sister, Fannie Hippard, both of Ottawa.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
This is the first death as a result of heat to occur this year in La Salle county. Last week a Streator man died and it was supposed for a time his demise was die to heat prostration, but an investigation revealed his death was caused by lightning.1
1. [Ottawa, Illinois] Daily Republican-Times, July 26, 1935