Orrin Hicks

January 1832–5 November 1906 (Age 74)
Monroe, New York, United States

The Life of Orrin

When Orrin Hicks was born in January 1832, in Monroe, New York, United States, his father, Melancton Hicks, was 30 and his mother, Deborah Rowley, was 33. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Elizabeth E Gault. He lived in Kalamazoo Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1894 and Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 5 November 1906, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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Orrin Hicks
Elizabeth E Gault
Mina L. Hicks
Mary Anzoletta Hicks
William D. Hicks

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 5

Michigan is the 26th state.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 22

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

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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Sources (3)

  • Owen Hicks in household of Malankton Hicks, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Orrin Hicks in household of Melanchton Hicks, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Orren Hicks, "United States Census, 1860"

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