John Wells Bicknell Sr.

23 September 1819–21 August 1913 (Age 93)
North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of John Wells

When John Wells Bicknell Sr. was born on 23 September 1819, in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Benjamin Bicknell, was 19 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Wells, was 21. He married Flora Whitter Tracy on 13 April 1870, in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Kingston, South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States in 1905. He died on 21 August 1913, in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wells Bicknell Sr.
1819–1913
Flora Whitter Tracy
1840–1908
Marriage: 13 April 1870
John Wells Bicknell Jr.
1878–1969

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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal
Age 1
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1835 · First Fire Insurance
Age 16
On Decmeber 3, 1835, the first fire insurance policy is issued by the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
1846
Age 27
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Bickenhill in Warwickshire or Bickenhall in Somerset. Both are named with the Old English personal name Bicca + Old English hyll ‘hill’, but in the Somerset name the final element alternates with Old English h(e)all ‘hall’. 2. variant of Bignell .

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

Possible Related Names

Bignell
Becknell

Sources (17)

  • John W Bicknell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John W Bicknell in household of Benjamin Bicknell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John W Bicknell in household of Benjamin Bicknell, "United States Census, 1850"

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