Starks Lafayette Hicks

27 March 1858–28 July 1927 (Age 69)
Carrollton Township, Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life of Starks Lafayette

When Starks Lafayette Hicks was born on 27 March 1858, in Carrollton Township, Greene, Illinois, United States, his father, William Bailey Hicks, was 39 and his mother, Cyrene Elsie Roberts, was 40. He married Hannah Abigail Russell on 27 June 1882, in Salina, Sevier, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 28 July 1927, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Lehi Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Starks Lafayette Hicks
Hannah Abigail Russell
Marriage: 27 June 1882
Elsie Cyrene Hicks
Hannah Caroline Hicks
Henry Sylvester Hicks
Athos V Hicks
Florence Vera Hicks
Elwood Spencer Hicks
Nellie Hicks

Spouse and Children

27 June 1882
Salina, Sevier, Utah Territory, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 3

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 19

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Hick 1. This is a widespread surname in England, and is common in the southwest and southern Wales.2 Dutch and German: patronymic from Hick . Compare Hix .

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

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Story Highlight

Allen Vern Ward Sr.'s Memories of Starks Lafayette Hicks (Taped Interview 1977)

"My Grandfather Hicks was a farmer. When we first went to school down in Emery County, just south of the town of Huntington he used to tell us stories he and the old timers. They were full of energy …

Sources (3)

  • Lafayette Tryon in household of Truman Tryon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Starks L. Hicks, "United States Census, 1900"
  • S Lafayett ?Icks, "United States Census, 1910"

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