Clyde Hicks

Clyde Findell Hicks was born in Oak Grove, Durham, North Carolina on September 5, 1910 to Robert Lennis Hicks and Sallie Ann Crabtree. His father was a cropper at a general farm in Durham County in 1920. On April 13, 1930 he is listed as a soldier residing in Barracks #158 at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. On August 7, 1931 he was sentenced to six years in prison for sodomy with a parole date of August 7, 1933. However, it seems that he did not pass that parole for on June 19, 1934 he was transferred to Alcatraz. Although he wasn't as noisy as some other inmates, he was put into Lower Solitary on December 3 and 4, 1934 for "for conveying a note from one prisoner to another". Two other prisoners were put in Solitary that day, and stayed in much longer, for causing a ruckus and planning an escape. The note may have contained information concerning this plan. He had a maximum sentence date of August 6, 1937. Clyde, despite his solitary confinement, seems to have otherwise been on his best behavior, he was discharged on his minimum sentence date, August 6, 1935. He had no detainers and no known prior criminal record. A Clyde Hicks of Boonville, North Carolina married a girl named Mary Wolfe of Mt. Airy on December 19, 1936 by Minister C. W. Russell. The witnesses were the ministers wife and daughter. Clyde died in Durham, North Carolina on December 5, 1993.


Census Records

Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory - April 18, 1930

Name Age Born Father Born Mother Born Occupation
Clyde F. Hicks 20 South Carolina North Carolina North Carolina Enlisted soldier US Army
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