Ransom Hickey

By on July 24, 2016

About Ransom Hickey

Birth: Sep. 9, 1829
Death: Jun. 16, 1868

In 1856 Tobias Bradley deeded the Peoria Mineral Springs to Ransom Hickey. Ransom was the first person to monetize the mineral spring water. He founded the R. Hickey Bottling Works on Seventh St (now 701 Dr Martin Luther King Dr), across from the reservoir.

The firm operated in a long, red building at the foot of Union Hill. Peach Cider, Lithia Seltzer, and Rose Malt were some of the beverages Hickey marketed.


Flora Ann Dunn Hickey (1835 – 1873)*

Alexander Hickey (1857 – 1890)*
Sephrenuss D Hickey (1863 – 1864)*
Robert R Hickey (1867 – 1871)*

Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

Created by: Tony Cannon – Record added: Aug 19, 2013 Find A Grave Memorial# 115734034

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