Capt. Robert W. Frick Dead
One of the First Promoters of the Town of Chapin-- A Gallant
Special to The State
Chapin, Nov. 19-- Chapin was saddened on the night of the 14th inst. by the death of Capt. Robert William Frick, a most esteemed friend and oldest citizen. He was one of the first promoters of Chapin having made this his home years ago and became a factor in it's development. He and his sons have enjoyed a large patronage in the mercantile business and have been very successful. He lived to the age of 71 to see the fruit of his labors. He is survived by three sons and five daughters who regarded him with ____ devotion.
His service in the Confederate Army is most praise-worthy. In 1861 he enlisted in Capt. Koon's company and was made first lieutenant. Later he was promoted to the rank of Captain. His company- Company S 15th Regiment SC Volunteers took part in some of the hardest fought battles in the war. He was twice severely wounded, losing his left hand in the Battle of the Wilderness.
After the war he returned to his home, gathered up his shattered fortune, and amply provided for his loved ones. As a farmer and businessman, he was imminently successful. As a neighbor, he was a Samaritan-like friend. As a father he succeeded in rearing obedient, loyal, and God fearing sons and daughters. As a husband, he walked in loving companionship for 50 years with his espoused. As a Christian he was long life and loyal member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. For many years he served in the Saint Thomas congregation as an Elder.
On last Saturday morning, the funeral train traversed the same road over which three months ago he followed the remains of his faithful wife to Saint Thomas. There, in the presence of an immense and sorrowing congregation, the funeral services were conducted by the Reverends E. J. Sox and Enoch Hite. The interrment was made in the Saint Thomas cemetery between the graves of his wife and little son Lake.