Grace L. Hickman

21 April 1864–27 May 1959 (Age 95)
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Grace L.

When Grace L. Hickman was born on 21 April 1864, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, Benjamin Alfred Hickman, was 35 and her mother, Mary M. Rawlins, was 30. She married Frank Meyer Swacker on 4 October 1905. She lived in St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 27 May 1959, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 95.

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Frank Meyer Swacker
Grace L. Hickman
Marriage: 4 October 1905

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    4 October 1905
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    World Events (8)

    1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)
    Age 1
    "On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""
    1865 · Slavery Abolished
    Age 1
    On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
    1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company
    Age 30
    Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

    Name Meaning

    English (Staffordshire): from the Middle English personal names Hikeman, Hicheman, and (in the West Midlands) Hikemon and Hichemon, pet forms of Hike and Hiche with the hypocoristic suffix -man or -mon. See Hick and Hitch . In some instances, however, Hikeman and Hicheman might be occupational names denoting a ‘servant of Hike or Hiche’. This surname has long been established in Ireland, notably in County Clare.Americanized form of German Hickmann .

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Grace L Swacker in household of Mary M Hickman, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Grace Lee Swacker, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
    • G L Hickman in household of B A Hickman, "United States Census, 1880"

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