Ora Wasson "Wassie" Covert

Female21 January 1854–8 October 1928

Brief Life History of Ora Wasson "Wassie"

When Ora Wasson "Wassie" Covert was born on 21 January 1854, in Franklin, Arkansas, United States, her father, John Bates Covert, was 38 and her mother, Hester Ann Warner, was 40. She married David R Rickart on 17 September 1873, in San Joaquin, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 8 October 1928, in Oakdale, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Oakdale, Stanislaus, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

David R Rickart
Ora Wasson "Wassie" Covert
Marriage: 17 September 1873
Guy Rickart
Daisy Beulah Rickart
Birdie Rozell Rickart
baby girl Rickart
Roy Rickart

Sources (10)

  • Ora W Rickart in household of Dave Rickart, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Noson Covert, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Ora W Richart in household of David Richart, "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 September 1873San Joaquin, California, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

    Age 3

    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.


    Age 7

    Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 21

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English (Surrey, of Norman origin): habitational name from the Norman hamlet of Couvert in Calvados or from some other locality similarly named from Old French (le) covert ‘the secret corner, refuge, or thicket’. Sussex surname forms with the definite article and no preposition are not nicknames from Old French covert ‘secret(ive)’, as has been suggested, but are either references to ‘Le Covert’ as the place of origin or represent the common Norman practice of substituting le for de in surnames. This surname is now extinct in Britain.

    Americanized form of an unidentified Dutch or German name, perhaps Kofoed or German Gobert .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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