John Addison Hulick

26 June 1857–3 May 1936 (Age 78)
Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John Addison

When John Addison Hulick was born on 26 June 1857, in Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, United States, his father, Peter Hulick, was 32 and his mother, Ann Van Nortwick, was 42. He married Jessie May Harris on 28 March 1879, in Rocky Hill, Somerset, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Montgomery, Somerset, New Jersey, United States in 1885 and New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 May 1936, in Highland Park, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

John Addison Hulick
Jessie May Harris
Marriage: 28 March 1879
Clarence A. Hulick
Florence M. Hulick
Percy Edwin Hulick
Clifford Hulick

Spouse and Children

28 March 1879
Rocky Hill, Somerset, New Jersey, United States


    Clarence A. Hulick


    Florence M. Hulick




Parents and Siblings

    Peter Hulick


    Ann Van Nortwick




World Events (8)


Age 4

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 22

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Czech Hulík (unexplained).

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

Sources (3)

  • Jno A V D Hulick in household of Ann Hulick, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J A Hulick, "New Jersey State Census, 1885"
  • John Huleck, "United States Census, 1900"

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