Fern Maurine Hickman

11 December 1908–12 December 1978 (Age 70)
Milford, Beaver, Utah, United States

The Life of Fern Maurine

When Fern Maurine Hickman was born on 11 December 1908, in Milford, Beaver, Utah, United States, her father, Deseret Neront Hickman, was 22 and her mother, Bertha Velette Skillicorn, was 20. She married Ray Elmer Johnson on 21 May 1926, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Star Election Precinct, Beaver, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Beaver Election Precinct, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 12 December 1978, in Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Ray Elmer Johnson
Fern Maurine Hickman
Marriage: 21 May 1926
Eugene Clifford Johnson
Donna Rae Johnson

Spouse and Children

21 May 1926
Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1909 · Rainbow Bridge is Discovered

Age 1

Until 1909, this natural wonder was not known to the outside world. Two separate exploration parties – one headed by University of Utah Dean Byron Cummings, and another by government surveyor, W.B. Douglass – began searching for the legendary span. Eventually, they combined efforts. Paiute guides Nasja Begay and Jim Mike led an exploration party in the south east corner of Utah, along with trader and explorer John Wetherill. Coming down what is now Bridge Canyon, the party saw Rainbow Bridge for the first time. The next year, President Taft proclaimed the newly found structure a National Monument. Theodore Roosevelt and Zane Grey were among the first visitors to see the Monument. The trail they took is no longer passable for horses but is now a trailhead for hikers that want to visit the bridge. Rainbow Bridge receives thousands of visitors each year but, the National Park Service asks visitors to be respectful of its significance to the people who have long held Rainbow Bridge sacred.

Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): occupational name denoting the servant (Middle English man) of a man called Hick . According to Reaney and Wilson, Hickman was also used as a medieval personal name. This surname has long been established in Ireland, notably in County Clare. In the U.S., it could be an altered spelling of German Hickmann, a variant of Hick 4.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fern Hickman in household of N Deseret Hickman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fern M Hickman in household of Deseret N Hickman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fern Nowers in household of George Nowers, "United States Census, 1940"

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