Ivory Luzene Bickham

16 May 1892–7 March 1986 (Age 93)
Greensburg, St. Helena, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Ivory Luzene

When Ivory Luzene Bickham was born on 16 May 1892, in Greensburg, St. Helena, Louisiana, United States, his father, Benjamin Bickham, was 29 and his mother, Rebecca Warren, was 19. He married Roberta Higginbotham on 2 April 1913, in St. Helena, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Ward Three, St. Helena, Louisiana, United States for about 10 years and Ward Two, St. Helena, Louisiana, United States in 1920. He died on 7 March 1986, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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Ivory Luzene Bickham
Roberta Higginbotham
Marriage: 2 April 1913
Vera Alena Bickham

Spouse and Children

2 April 1913
St. Helena, Louisiana, United States


    Vera Alena Bickham


Parents and Siblings


    Rebecca Warren




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

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.

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Devon and Somerset, most of which are most probably named with an Old English personal name Bicca + Old English cumb ‘valley’. The first element could alternatively be from bica ‘pointed ridge’.

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

Sources (3)

  • George L Bickham in household of Benjamin Bickham, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ivory L Bickham in household of Benjamin L Bickham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ivery Beckham in household of Ben Beckham, "United States Census, 1910"

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