Oliver Jerald Rickman

Brief Life History of Oliver Jerald

When Oliver Jerald Rickman was born on 6 April 1910, in Cotton, Oklahoma, United States, his father, John Henry Rickman, was 41 and his mother, Jennie V Hunt, was 32. He married Maggie Elizabeth Harris on 31 March 1929, in Collin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Collin, Texas, United States in 1930 and Childress, Texas, United States in 1995. He died on 18 January 1985, in Kirkland, Childress, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Kirkland Cemetery, Kirkland, Childress, Texas, United States.

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Oliver Jerald Rickman
Maggie Elizabeth Harris
Marriage: 31 March 1929
Eura Belle Rickman

Sources (10)

  • O J Rickman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • O J Rickman, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • O J, "Find A Grave Index"

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1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.


The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Rikeman, either from an unrecorded Old English personal name Rīcmann, or from a pet form of Middle English Ricard (see Richard ) + the hypocoristic suffix -man. The name was sometimes interchangeable with Richman .

English: from the Middle English personal name Rikemund (Old English Rīcmund, from rīc ‘power(ful)’ + mund ‘protection’). It was probably easily confused with the personal name in 1 above.

Americanized form of German Rickmann: from the Low German personal name, from rīc ‘power(ful)’ + man ‘man’.

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

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