Benjamin Pearl Whicker

16 January 1876–6 January 1960 (Age 83)
Moravia, Appanoose, Iowa, United States

The Life of Benjamin Pearl

When Benjamin Pearl Whicker was born on 16 January 1876, in Moravia, Appanoose, Iowa, United States, his father, Benjamin James Whicker, was 42 and his mother, Lydia B Boyer, was 39. He married Mary Etta Herbert on 7 January 1900. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Clayton Township, Taylor, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Richland Township, Barton, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died on 6 January 1960, in Lamar, Barton, Missouri, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Lake Cemetery, Lamar Heights, Barton, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Pearl Whicker
Mary Etta Herbert
Marriage: 7 January 1900
Tressie Augusta Whicker
Eva Bell ( Devoe) Whicker

Spouse and Children

7 January 1900


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: topographic or habitational name, from a derivative of Wick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pearl Whicker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Benjamin P Whicker in household of Benjamin Whicker, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Pearl Whicker, "United States Census, 1910"

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