Zora Hickman

1856–1960 (Age 104)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Zora

When Zora Hickman was born in 1856, in Iowa, United States, her father, Lemuel Dirkson Hickman, was 25 and her mother, Zipporah Catherine Davis, was 24. She died in 1960, in Lucas, Iowa, United States, at the age of 104.

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Family Time Line

Lemuel Dirkson Hickman
1831–1907
Zipporah Catherine Davis
1832–1903
Laura A Hickman
1853–1930
Zora Hickman
1856–1960
Lemuel Dirkson Hickman Jr.
1857–1929
Sarah "Sadie" Jane Hickman
1858–1929
Emma (em) C Hickman
1858–1933
Lucretia (Lu) Hickman
1862–1942
William Jesse Hickman
1864–1921
Dennis Hickman
1864–1870
John Andrew Hickman
1866–1932
James Hickman
1872–1873

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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 1

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 28

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): occupational name denoting the servant (Middle English man) of a man called Hick . According to Reaney and Wilson, Hickman was also used as a medieval personal name. This surname has long been established in Ireland, notably in County Clare. In the U.S., it could be an altered spelling of German Hickmann, a variant of Hick 4.

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

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