Orvin J Wickham

March 1884–26 May 1955 (Age 71)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Orvin J

When Orvin J Wickham was born in March 1884, in Michigan, United States, his father, Warren Joseph Wickham, was 31 and his mother, Emily Minerva Friend, was 24. He married Erma Darby on 14 November 1906, in Campbell Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Campbell Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Clarksville, Campbell Township, Ionia, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 26 May 1955, in Ionia, Michigan, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Clarksville, Ionia, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orvin J Wickham
1884–1955
Erma Darby
1886–1943
Marriage: 14 November 1906
Ivan S Wickham
1910–1982
Gretta M Wickham
1913–1971
Doris Wickham
1918–1996

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 November 1906
Campbell Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States
children

(3)

    Ivan S Wickham

    Male1910–1982Male

    Gretta M Wickham

    Female1913–1971Female

    Doris Wickham

    Female1918–1996Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1886

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 3

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 19

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

Saxon: Wic, the winding of a river or a port, and comb, a valley; a town in Buckinghamshire, England, a sheltered, place, house, or townAnglo-Saxon: Wic, a camp, and ham, home, meaning a camp home

Sources (3)

  • Orvin Wickham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Orvin J Wickham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Orvin J Wickham, "United States Census, 1930"

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