Mary Mathilda Vicknair

1 March 1888–31 March 1919 (Age 31)
St. Tammany, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Mary Mathilda

When Mary Mathilda Vicknair was born on 1 March 1888, her father, Charles Didier Vicknair, was 25 and her mother, Mary Barbara Züfle, was 21. She married Frank Elliott about 1904, in Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She died on 31 March 1919, in St. Tammany, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Elliott
Mary Mathilda Vicknair
Marriage: about 1904
Mrytle Mathilda Elliot
Edith Elliott
Frances Elaine Elliott

Spouse and Children

about 1904
Louisiana, United States


    Mrytle Mathilda Elliot


    Edith Elliott


    Frances Elaine Elliott


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Didier Vicknair






    Robert Vicknair


    Vennet Vicknair



    Varette Vicknair


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 10

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.

Name Meaning

Of French origin: unexplained; perhaps an altered form of Vicaire, a nickname from Old French vicaire denoting a member of the clergy deputizing for or assisting a bishop (from Latin vicarius ‘substitute’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Matilda Vicknair in household of Charles Vicknair, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary M Vicknair in entry for Prentice Lanier Griffith Smith and Edith Elliott Orgeron, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Mary M Vicknair in entry for Prentice Lanier Griffith Smith and Edith Elliott Orgeron, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"

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