William Hickey

1851–
Missouri, United States

The Life of William

William Hickey was born in 1851, in Missouri, United States as the son of Joseph Cornelius Hickey. He lived in Hickory, Missouri, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Cornelius Hickey
1829–1886
William Hickey
1851–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1860

Age 9

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 12

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÍceadh ‘descendant of Ícidhe’, a byname meaning ‘doctor’, ‘healer’.2 English: from a pet form of Hick .

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

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  • William Hickey in household of Joseph Hickey, "United States Census, 1860"

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