Wickliff Midkiff

Maleabout 1852–

Brief Life History of Wickliff

When Wickliff Midkiff was born about 1852, in Virginia, United States, his father, Mathias Midkiff, was 48 and his mother, Susan Lacy, was 46. He lived in Jackson Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Indiana, United States in 1870.

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Mathias Midkiff
Susan Lacy
Eliza A. Midkiff
Wickliff Midkiff
James Midkiff
Dolly Midkiff
Felix G Midkiff
Augusta Midkiff
Minerva J. Midkiff

Sources (2)

  • Wickleff Midkeff in household of Mathias Midkeff, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wickliff Midcoff in household of Mathias Midcoff, "United States Census, 1870"

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Siblings (7)

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 4

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.


Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Age 34

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Mittelkauff, an occupationalname for a broker or middleman, from Middle High German mittel‘middle’ + kauf ‘purchase’. Compare Middlekauff .

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

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