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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Family Time Line

Lewis Pickard
1817–1878
Elizabeth Lince
1821–1861
Eli Pickard
1841–1929
Ira Pickard
1843–
Esther Pickard
1845–1939
Thomas Pickard
1854–
Isabel Pickard
1858–
Martha Pickard
1847–1922
Malcolm Cameron Pickard
1849–1913
Cyrus Pickard
1851–1871
Benjamin Franklin Pickard
1856–

Parents and Siblings

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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.
1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

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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