David Vickers

1870–1942 (Age 72)
Thornthwaite, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of David

When David Vickers was born in 1870, in Thornthwaite, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Vickers, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Kendal, was 31. He lived in Brackenthwaite, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Cockermouth, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1881. In 1911, at the age of 41, his occupation is listed as labourer - brick worker in Flimby, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom. He died on 3 November 1942, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Oak Forest, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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James Vickers
Sarah Kendal
John Vickers
Joseph Vickers
William Vickers
James Vickers
Mary Ann Vickers
Mabel Vickers
David Vickers
Sarah Elizabeth Vickers
Hannah Vickers
Alice Vickers
Henry Vickers

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 0

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1872 · Montgomery Ward Inc.

Age 2

Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward after he observed that rural customers often wanted goods from the city but couldn’t get them because of distance and cost. Ward believed that he could cut costs and make a wide variety of goods available to rural customers. Ward and two partners used $1,600 to issue the first catalog in August 1872 and with its publication, rural retailers considered Ward a threat and publicly burned his catalog. Despite the opposition, however, the business grew at a fast pace over the next several decades and was almost as successful as Sears. In April 1944, U.S. Army troops seized the Chicago offices of Montgomery Ward & Company after President Roosevelt ordered it because of an unsettled strike request made by the workers. Eight months later, with Montgomery Ward continuing to refuse to recognize the unions, President Roosevelt issued an executive order seizing all of Montgomery Ward's property nationwide. 
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic for the son of a vicar or, perhaps in most cases, an occupational name for the servant of a vicar ( see Vicker ). In many cases it may represent an elliptical form of a topographic name. Compare Parsons .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • David Vickers in household of James Vickers, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • David Vickers in household of James Vickers, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • David Vickers, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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