Nellie Jane Pitchford

Female31 May 1868–4 June 1952

Brief Life History of Nellie Jane

When Nellie Jane Pitchford was born on 31 May 1868, in Nilwood, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, her father, Peter Louis Pitchford, was 31 and her mother, Susan A. Love, was 26. She married William Hickey on 15 September 1888. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Stroud, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States in 1940 and Portland City Election Precinct 152, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 4 June 1952, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Hickey
Nellie Jane Pitchford
Marriage: 15 September 1888
William D Hickey II
Alta Edna Hickey
Mary Anna Hickey
Blanch Hickey
James Bryan Hickey

Sources (18)

  • Nellie Hunt in household of Charles W Hunt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie Pitchford, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Nellie Hunt, "Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1888
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.


    Age 3

    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 22

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands): habitational name from Pitchford in Shropshire; the name is derived from Old English pic ‘pitch, resin’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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