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
Erma Darby
Marriage: 14 November 1906
Ivan S Wickham
Gretta M Wickham
Doris Wickham

Spouse and Children

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


    Ivan S Wickham


    Gretta M Wickham


    Doris Wickham


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


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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