Catharine Agnes Wickman

Brief Life History of Catharine Agnes

When Catharine Agnes Wickman was born on 1 December 1841, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Halsey Henry Wickam, was 31 and her mother, Nancy Jane Manning, was 25. She married James Harrison Cooley on 23 February 1860, in Sheffield Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Sheffield Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Shalersville, Portage, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died on 27 February 1913, at the age of 71, and was buried in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States.

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James Harrison Cooley
Catharine Agnes Wickman
Marriage: 23 February 1860
Sarah Delphine Cooley
Anna Josephine Cooley
Clara Cooley
Cora May Cooley

Sources (11)

  • Agnes Cooley in household of James Cooley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Agnes Cooley, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Katherine Wickham in entry for Anna Josephine Kimes, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (7)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements vik ‘bay’ + man ‘man’. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variants Vikman and Vickman .

Americanized form of German Wickmann: variant of Wichmann or Wiegmann .

English: occupational name denoting someone who worked at a dairy farm or place where, for example, iron was smelted or salt processed, from Middle English wik(e) (Old English wīc) ‘(outlying) farm; processing place’ + man. Compare Wicker 3.

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

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