Martha Hickman

1846–
Washington, Illinois, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Hickman was born in 1846, in Washington, Illinois, United States, her father, Charles T Hickman, was 31 and her mother, Mary Eason, was 21. She lived in Washington, Tazewell, Illinois, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Charles T Hickman
1815–1850
Mary Eason
1825–
Martha Hickman
1846–
Isaac W. Hickman
1848–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 0

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 2

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 31

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): occupational name denoting the servant (Middle English man) of a man called Hick . According to Reaney and Wilson, Hickman was also used as a medieval personal name. This surname has long been established in Ireland, notably in County Clare. In the U.S., it could be an altered spelling of German Hickmann, a variant of Hick 4.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Martha Hickman in household of Robert H Eason, "United States Census, 1850"

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