Thomas Hicken

15 June 1826–2 March 1915 (Age 88)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Hicken was born on 15 June 1826, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Hicken, was 53 and his mother, Ann Ward, was 34. He married Catherine Fewkes on 30 June 1845, in Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1910. He died on 2 March 1915, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Hicken
Catherine Fewkes
Marriage: 30 June 1845
Elizabeth Hicken
Orson Hicken
Addison Hicken
Thomas Hicken
Benjamin Hicken
John Henry Hicken
David William Hicken

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 June 1845Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 7
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 28
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English (Warwickshire and Staffordshire): from the Middle English personal name Hick , with the characteristically West Midland genitival suffix -en.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Patriarch Thomas Hicken

    Patriarch Thomas Hicken’s father, Thomas Hicken, Sr., was born 2 May 1773, at Woodhouse, Leicestershire, England and died December 10, 1848 when his son Thomas was 22 years old. He, the older Thomas, …

    Sources (50)

    • 1870 United States Census for Thomas Hicken & Catherine Fewkes
    • Thomas Devera Smith in entry for Paul Moulton Smith and Geneve Hicken, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Thomas Hicken in entry for David William Hicken, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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