Thomas Pickard

about 1854–
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Pickard was born about 1854, in Ontario, Canada, his father, Lewis Pickard, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Lince, was 33. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870.

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Lewis Pickard
Elizabeth Lince
Eli Pickard
Ira Pickard
Esther Pickard
Thomas Pickard
Isabel Pickard
Martha Pickard
Malcolm Cameron Pickard
Cyrus Pickard
Benjamin Franklin Pickard

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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 0

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.

Age 9

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

Age 32

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Yorkshire) and German: variant of Picard .2 English: some early examples, such as Paganus filius Pichardi (Hampshire, 1160 ), seem to point to derivation from a Germanic personal name, probably composed of the elements bic ‘sharp point’, ‘pointed weapon’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.3 Dutch: regional name for someone from Picardy in northern France.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Thomas Pickard in household of Lewis Pickard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Pickard, "Ontario Census, 1861"

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