Oscar William Wick

31 January 1892–10 October 1955 (Age 63)
Edinburg, Walsh, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Oscar William

When Oscar William Wick was born on 31 January 1892, in Edinburg, Walsh, North Dakota, United States, his father, Oluf Peterson Wick, was 27 and his mother, Marthea or Martha Andersdatter or Halvorsen, was 25. He lived in Golden Township, Walsh, North Dakota, United States in 1900 and Walsh, North Dakota, United States in 1920. He died on 10 October 1955, at the age of 63.

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Oluf Peterson Wick
Marthea or Martha Andersdatter or Halvorsen
Peter George Wick
Henry Andrew Wick
Oscar William Wick
Oluf M Wick
Martin Wick
Iver Elmer Wick
Minnie Wick
James Wick
Annie Wick
Joseph Wick
Adolf Fredrick Wick

Parents and Siblings




    Henry Andrew Wick



    Oluf M Wick


    Martin Wick


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived in an outlying settlement dependent on a larger village, Old English wīc (Latin vicus), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, of which there are examples in Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Worcestershire. The term seems to have been used in particular to denote an outlying dairy farm or a salt works.2 English and German: from a medieval personal name, Middle English Wikke, German Wicko, a short form of any of various Germanic personal names formed with the element wīg ‘battle’, ‘war’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Oscar Wick in household of Martha Wick, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oscar W Wick in household of Oluf P Wick, "United States Census, 1900"

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