Delbert Mervin HICKS

Male4 July 1916–27 January 1944

Brief Life History of Delbert Mervin

When Delbert Mervin HICKS was born on 4 July 1916, in Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States, his father, Rufus Martin Hicks, was 45 and his mother, Ethyl Inez SEAVEY, was 30. He lived in Nodaway Township, Page, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 27 January 1944, in Greater Casablanca Region, Morocco, at the age of 27.

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Rufus Martin Hicks
Ethyl Inez SEAVEY
Cornelia Ceola Hicks
Fairiba Faye Hicks
Beulah B Hicks
Orpha Orlena HICKS
Hamar Hiram Hicks
Dale Martin HICKS
Delbert Mervin HICKS
Dorathy Hicks
Roland Clair HICKS

Sources (5)

  • Delbert M Hicks in household of Rufus M Hicks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Delbert Mervin Hicks, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Delbert Merwin Hicks, "Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 1

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 10

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Hick , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This is a widespread surname in England, and is also common in southwest and southern Wales.

German: patronymic from Hick . Compare Hix .

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

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