Jess William Hicks

11 November 1896–5 October 1969 (Age 72)
Cairo, Alexander, Illinois, United States

The Life of Jess William

Jess William Hicks was born on 11 November 1896, in Cairo, Alexander, Illinois, United States as the son of William Harrison Hicks and Elizabeth Morris. He married Mae Beard on 2 May 1920. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Union Township, Dunklin, Missouri, United States in 1900 and East Saint Louis, St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died on 5 October 1969, in Rolla, Phelps, Missouri, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Rolla Cemetery, Rolla Township, Phelps, Missouri, United States.

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Jess William Hicks
Mae Beard
Marriage: 2 May 1920
Charles William Hicks

Spouse and Children

2 May 1920


Parents and Siblings

    William Harrison Hicks


    Elizabeth Morris




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 8

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Hick 1. This is a widespread surname in England, and is common in the southwest and southern Wales.2 Dutch and German: patronymic from Hick . Compare Hix .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jessie Hicks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jessee W Hicks in household of Malissa Hicks, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jess Hicks, "United States Census, 1940"

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