Charles Hector Wickham

October 1857–1942 (Age 84)
New York, United States

The Life of Charles Hector

When Charles Hector Wickham was born in October 1857, in New York, United States, his father, Herman Celay Wickham, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Ann Nevins, was 34. He married Olive H. Brink on 30 November 1882, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in La Porte, Center Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1902 and Union Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1910. He died in 1942, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States, at the age of 85.

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Charles Hector Wickham
Olive H. Brink
Marriage: 30 November 1882
Florence May Wickham
Minnie L. Wickham
Morgan Schuyler Wickham
Harriet Wickham
Grace P Wickham
Marie Wickham
Mildred Bernice Wickham

Spouse and Children

30 November 1882
LaPorte, Indiana, United States


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    Herman Celay Wickham





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World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 6

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called, for example in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Hampshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire. It has been established that wīchām was an Old English term for a settlement (Old English hām) associated with a Romano-British town, wīc in this case being an adaptation of Latin vicus. Childswickham in Gloucestershire bears a British name with a different etymology. The surname is now also common in Ireland, where it was taken in the 17th century.

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

Sources (3)

  • Charles Wickhum in household of Herman Wickhum, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles Wickham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Chalres H Wickham, "United States Census, 1900"

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