James Hacker was born in Indianapolis, IN, November 19, 1828, and died in Pratt, KS, April 3, 1924, at the age of 95 years, four months and fourteen days. He came to Kansas in 1885 living in Kingman and then in Kiowa County, where he homesteaded for many years before moving to Pratt. He became a member of the Christian Church in 1894. He leaves two sons and two daughters living. They are Mrs. Mary Fletcher of Bucklen, KS. Mr. John Hacker of Pratt, KS, Mrs. Cora Willard of Preston, KS and Mr. Sam Hacker of Liberal. There are thirty-one grandchildren (two of them living in Ringgold County, Mr. James Hacker of Liberty Township and Mrs. Nellie Glendenning of Mount Ayr), fifty-seven great grandchildren and one of the fifth generation. The great grandchildren living in this area are Misses Vesta, Nellie and Esther Hacker and Lily Glendenning. Grandpa Hacker was for many years a familiar figure to Pratt and was able to be about until quite recently. The funeral was held from the Christian Church Saturday, April 5, at 10:30 and burial was in Greenland Cemetery, Pratt, KS.