Louis Wickersham

16 February 1850–8 May 1891 (Age 41)
New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Louis

When Louis Wickersham was born on 16 February 1850, in New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Nathan Wickersham, was 43 and his mother, Eliza Townsend, was 40. He married Harriet John on 25 April 1872, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in New Garden Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Newlin Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 8 May 1891, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Marshallton, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Louis Wickersham
Harriet John
Marriage: 25 April 1872
Harry John Wickersham
Gertrude E. Wickersham
Bertha S. Wickersham
Florence L. Wickersham
Elizabeth M. Wickersham
Elsie Wickersham
William N. Wickersham
Maude S. Wickersham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 April 1872Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
    Age 13
    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 25
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English (Sussex): habitational name from a lost place called Wyckeresham in Framfield (Sussex). The etymology of the placename probably derives from an unknown personal name + Old English hamm ‘water meadow’.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Lewis Wickersham, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
    • Lewis Wickersham in household of Eliza P Wickersham, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Louis Wickersham, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"

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