Eugene Pickens

3 March 1887–2 October 1963 (Age 76)
Cumby, Hopkins, Texas, United States

The Life of Eugene

When Eugene Pickens was born on 3 March 1887, in Cumby, Hopkins, Texas, United States, his father, John Hamilton Pickens, was 32 and his mother, Cora Edith Howald, was 21. He married Martha Frances Hodge on 4 February 1908, in Greenville, Hunt, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Hopkins, Texas, United States for about 20 years and Calera, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He died on 2 October 1963, in Durant, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Durant, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eugene Pickens
Martha Frances Hodge
Marriage: 4 February 1908
Lizzie Mae Pickens
Eula Pickens
Trudie Pickens
Raymon Pickens
Ragnol Pickens
Jeffery David Pickens

Spouse and Children

4 February 1908
Greenville, Hunt, Texas, United States


    Lizzie Mae Pickens


    Eula Pickens


    Trudie Pickens




+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Hamilton Pickens


    Cora Edith Howald




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 7

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Age 20

Oklahoma is the 46th state.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of Picken .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eugene Pickens, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eugene Pickens, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eugene Pickens, "United States Census, 1930"

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