Dr Arthur Fickenscher

Male9 March 1871–15 April 1954

Brief Life History of Arthur

When Dr Arthur Fickenscher was born on 9 March 1871, in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States, his father, George William Fickenscher, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Wagner, was 30. He married Edith Cruzan. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1950. He died on 15 April 1954, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.

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Dr Arthur Fickenscher
1871–1954
Edith Cruzan
1878–1950
Marriage:
Arditha Fichenscher
1906–1990

Sources (18)

  • Arthur Fickenscher, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Arthur Fickenscher, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"
  • Arthur Fickenscher, "Find A Grave Index"

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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 1

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1877 · The First Workers Strike

    Age 6

    The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

    1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

    Age 22

    Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

    Name Meaning

    Of Celtic origin. King Arthur was a British king of the 5th or 6th century, about whom virtually no historical facts are known. He ruled in Britain after the collapse of the Roman Empire and before the coming of the Germanic tribes, and a vast body of legends grew up around him in the literatures of medieval Western Europe. His name is first found in the Latinized form Artorius; it is of obscure etymology. The spelling with -th- was popular among the gentry families of West Yorkshire in the late 1400s, even before Henry VII , who may have hoped to capitalize on the legend, gave the name to his son. It remained in regular use in some areas and its popularity exploded in the early 19th century, largely as a result of the fame of Arthur Wellesley ( 1769–1852 ), Duke of Wellington, the victor at the Battle of Waterloo and subsequently prime minister. Further influences were Tennyson's Idylls of the King ( 1859–85 ), and the widespread Victorian interest, especially among the Pre-Raphaelites, in things medieval in general and in Arthurian legend in particular.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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