Cora Elizabeth Hicks

9 April 1890–1991 (Age 100)
Meade, South Dakota, United States

The Life Summary of Cora Elizabeth

When Cora Elizabeth Hicks was born on 9 April 1890, in Meade, South Dakota, United States, her father, James Walter Hicks, was 34 and her mother, Elva Olivene Miller, was 34. She married Nels Rolf Christanson Wollan on 19 May 1908, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Marshall, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1930 and Post Falls Election Precinct, Kootenai, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died in 1991, in Chewelah, Stevens, Washington, United States, at the age of 101.

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Nels Rolf Christanson Wollan
Cora Elizabeth Hicks
Marriage: 19 May 1908
Helen Iverine Wollan
Sigurd Magnus Wollan
Clara Marcella Wollan
Donald Neil Wollan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 May 1908Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 6
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly
    Age 7
    The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
    Age 27
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Hick , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This is a widespread surname in England, and is also common in southwest and southern Wales.German: patronymic from Hick . Compare Hix .

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Cora E Hicks in entry for Clara Marsila Wollen, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
    • Cora E Wollan in household of Nels P Wollan, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Cora Hicks, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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