Wilhelmenia Ricks

23 April 1896–1 January 1982 (Age 85)
Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Wilhelmenia

When Wilhelmenia Ricks was born on 23 April 1896, in Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, United States, her father, Hyrum Ricks Sr., was 37 and her mother, Martha Bitter, was 35. She married Joseph Alma Bjork on 18 April 1931, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1900. She died on 1 January 1982, in Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Holladay Memorial Park, Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (11)

Do you know Wilhelmenia? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Joseph Alma Bjork
Wilhelmenia Ricks
Marriage: 18 April 1931
Earl R. Bjork
Kay Bjork
Claron Dale Bjork

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 April 1931Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1897 · The Utah State Historical Society
    Age 1
    The Utah State Historical Society was, founded in 1897 and now part of the Government of Utah's Division of State History. It encourages the research, study, and publication of Utah history. It also publishes a history journal named the Utah Historical Quarterly. The Utah State Historical Society has grown to several thousand members and has published over 300 issues of the Utah Historical Quarterly.
    1897 · Southern Utah University
    Age 1
    In the spring of 1897, Cedar City was notified it had been chosen as the site for another teaching training school in southern Utah. For three months, citizens labored to complete the first building of the school before the next school year. After two months, school officials informed the school administrators that the school didn’t comply with the new state law and they need to build a new building on land deeded to the state. The University was first known as the Branch Normal School. A few years later, the School became part of the school of the Utah State Agriculture College and was called the branch Agriculture College. Since becoming a College, it changed its name three more times. The last being Southern Utah University, after it was given university status in 1991. It is home to the Utah Summer Games and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 23
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Rick , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. See also Rickson .English: topographic name from Middle English rixe, rexe (Old English rixe, a West Saxon metathesized form of Old English risc, rysc ‘rush’) wash. The surname probably originally denoted someone who lived where rushes grew, or it may be a habitational name from a place so named, such as Rix (Devon).

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

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (27)

    • Wilhelmina Ricks in household of Hyrum Ricks, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Miss Wilhelmina Ricks, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Wilhelmenia or Wilma Ricks Bjork in entry for Joseph Alma Bjork, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.