Tunis Quick

26 November 1842–2 November 1900 (Age 57)
Bartholomew, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Tunis

When Tunis Quick was born on 26 November 1842, in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States, his father, James Quick, was 31 and his mother, Mariah Staples, was 30. He married Nancy A. Wilmoth on 9 August 1866, in Jefferson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Flat Rock Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Jackson Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 2 November 1900, in Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, United States.

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Tunis Quick
Nancy A. Wilmoth
Marriage: 9 August 1866
Cynthia H Quick
Elma Mayoline Quick

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World Events (8)

Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851
Age 9
Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
Age 21
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, and Dutch: nickname for a lively or agile person, from Middle English quik, Middle High German quick, Middle Dutch quic ‘alive’, ‘lively’, ‘fresh’.2 English: habitational name for someone who lived at a place called Cowick (notably one in Devon), denoting an outlying dairy farm, from Old English cūwīc, from ‘cow’ + wīc ‘outlying settlement’.3 Cornish: habitational name from Gweek in the parish of Constantine, named from Cornish gwyk, which may have meant either ‘village’ or ‘forest’, or a topographic name from the same word.

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

Sources (17)

  • Tunis Quick in household of James Quick, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Tunis Quick in household of James Quick, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Tunis Quick, "United States Census, 1880"

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