William Rowell Hicks

28 August 1851–8 August 1924 (Age 72)
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Rowell

When William Rowell Hicks was born on 28 August 1851, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, William Bailey Hicks, was 33 and his mother, Cyrene Elsie Roberts, was 33. He married Sarah Ann Matilda Newland in 1879, in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Carrollton Township, Greene, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Fayette, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 8 August 1924, in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Monroe City Cemetery, Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Rowell Hicks
1851–1924
Sarah Ann Matilda Newland
1857–1915
Marriage: 1879
Cyrena Matilda Hicks
1879–1918
Anna Laura Hicks
1880–1918
Lafayeete Hicks
1881–1881
Evaline Hicks
1882–1939
George Warren Hicks
1883–1906
Oscar Hicks
1884–1895
Emma Amanda Hicks
1885–1973
Harriet Hicks
1887–1887
Ralph Hicks
1888–1945
Ruth Hicks
1892–1896
Harriet Hicks
1893–1893
Mary Hicks
1894–1929
Homer Hicks
1896–1990
Audrey Hicks
1898–1976
Dwight Hicks
1901–1979

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1879Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (15)

    +10 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854
    Age 3
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    1863
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1871
    Age 20
    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Higgs
    Hix
    Hick

    Sources (29)

    • William Tryon in household of Truman Tryon, "United States Census, 1870"
    • W R Hicks in entry for Dwight Hicks and Geneva Hodge, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Rowe Hicks in entry for Mary Genevia Goold, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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