Dorothy Ella DeGroat

16 June 1888–
Chemung, McHenry, Illinois, United States

The Life of Dorothy Ella

When Dorothy Ella DeGroat was born on 16 June 1888, in Chemung, McHenry, Illinois, United States, her father, Wallace S. DeGroat, was 42 and her mother, Augusta Weinke, was 26. She married John Logan Hicks on 5 December 1912, in Belvidere, Boone, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Dane, Wisconsin, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years.

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John Logan Hicks
Dorothy Ella DeGroat
Marriage: 5 December 1912
Durwood DeGroat Hicks
Janet Fern Hicks

Spouse and Children

5 December 1912
Belvidere, Boone, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 19

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 31

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch De Groot .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy E Hicks in household of John S Hicks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy E Hicks in household of John L Hicks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorothy Hicks in household of John Hicks, "United States Census, 1930"

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