Percy James Wickwar

3 November 1872–3 January 1939 (Age 66)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Percy James

When Percy James Wickwar was born on 3 November 1872, in Iowa, United States, his father, James Wickwar, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Davis, was 23. He married Clara Scott on 14 September 1897, in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Valley Township, Phillips, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Goodland, Sherman, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. His occupation is listed as mail carrier in Sherman, Kansas, United States. He died on 3 January 1939, at the age of 66, and was buried in Goodland, Sherman, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Percy James Wickwar
Clara Scott
Marriage: 14 September 1897
Ira Ernest Wickwar
James Butler Wickwar
William T Wickwar
Elizabeth Leann Wickwar
Robert Percy Wickwar
Ruth Wickwar
Dora Wickwar
Clara Agnes Wickwar
Mildred M Wickwar
Ruby C Wickwar

Spouse and Children

14 September 1897
Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    James Wickwar


    Elizabeth Davis





    Florence Wickwar


    Alice Gertrude Wickwar


    Constance Bertha Mary Wickwar



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 12

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wickwar in Gloucestershire (Avon), originally called simply Wick, from Old English wīc ‘outlying settlement’. The war element is from the name of the de la Warr family ( see Warr ), who held the manor in the 13th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Percy J Wisknar, "United States Census, 1910"
  • P J Wickwas, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Percy J Wickar, "United States Census, 1900"

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