Sarah Jane Hicknell

30 June 1884–1971 (Age 86)
McKillop, Huron, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Hicknell was born on 30 June 1884, in McKillop, Huron, Ontario, Canada, her father, Christopher Augustine Hicknell, was 26 and her mother, Teresa McLaughlin, was 21. She married Joseph Matthews on 1 September 1903, in Perth, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Detroit Ward 9, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Huron, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died in 1971, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 87, and was buried in Saint James Cemetery, Seaforth, Huron East, Huron, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Matthews
Sarah Jane Hicknell
Marriage: 1 September 1903
James Alonzo Matthews
Mary Teresa Matthews
Isadora Gertrude Matthews

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 September 1903Perth, Ontario, Canada
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit
    Age 5
    The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.
    1907 · Not for profit elections
    Age 23
    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Picknill Green in Bexhill (Sussex), which is recorded as Pigglinde in the 13th century. The placename derives from an Old English personal name Pīca + Old English glind ‘enclosure’.

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

    Sources (10)

    • Sarah J Hignel in entry for James Alonza Matthews, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
    • Sarah J Mathews in household of Joseph Mathews, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Sarah Hicknell in entry for Alonzo Mathews and Nellie Cowan, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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