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 Wincey Anna 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.
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, nimble, vigorous’.
English: habitational name either from Quick in Saddleworth (Yorkshire). The derivation of the name may be Old English cwic, Middle English quik ‘quickset hedge’.
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