William Andrew Rickett

29 June 1882–8 December 1964 (Age 82)
Highland Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life of William Andrew

When William Andrew Rickett was born on 29 June 1882, in Highland Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States, his father, Albert Dimmitt Rickett, was 24 and his mother, Polly Ann Thompson, was 21. He married Bertha Della Ryerson on 10 November 1909, in Kirkville, Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Richland Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Marion, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 8 December 1964, in Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

William Andrew Rickett
Bertha Della Ryerson
Marriage: 10 November 1909
Mary Marie Rickett
George Albert Rickett
Andrew Orville Rickett
William Henry Rickett
Pauline Mildred Lucille Rickett
Marion Inas Rickett
Calvin Kiowa Rickett

Spouse and Children

10 November 1909
Kirkville, Wapello, Iowa, United States


    Mary Marie Rickett


    George Albert Rickett


    Andrew Orville Rickett


    William Henry Rickett


    Pauline Mildred Lucille Rickett


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Albert Dimmitt Rickett


    Polly Ann Thompson




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 2

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.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 22

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Rich 2.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Auther Ricketts, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Andrew Rickett in household of George Ryerson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Rickett in household of Vance Sterling, "United States Census, 1940"

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