Orpha Lou Niccum

1894–1953 (Age 59)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Orpha Lou

When Orpha Lou Niccum was born in 1894, in Indiana, United States, her father, James Andrew Niccum, was 27 and her mother, Emma Luella Stout, was 24. She married Lewis Park Mendenhall in Delaware, Indiana, United States. She died in 1953, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 59.

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Lewis Park Mendenhall
Orpha Lou Niccum

Spouse and Children

Delaware, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Andrew Niccum





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World Events (8)


Age 0

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

respelling of German Nickum ( see Neukam ).

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

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  • Orpha Low Niccum in entry for Richard Lewis Mendenhall, "Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965"
  • Orpha Niccum, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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