January 19, 2004

William Rowen & family

Many thanks to Dottie (Rowen) Olson who provided lots of details on William Rowen, President of the Philadelphia School Board for many years.

W. R. Boyer recalled that his mother, Elizabeth Carlin used to work cleaning houses for her "Aunt Kate" (Katherine Rowen) when she lived in the Logan section of Philadelphia.

Posted by jhowell at 10:28 AM

January 12, 2004

New Brunswick Vital Statistics

Hickman -> Davison -> Howell

The latest "SAE service" search results on "Hickman" arrived yesterday from Dan Johnson, highly regarded compiler of the "Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers" There is probably a connection to our tree; especially #2176 below, but not conclusive for now.

(Here is the latest list of all the Hickman 's in our database.)

"Vital Statistics From New Brunswick (Canada) Newspapers" Vol. 93
2863 Dorchester (West. Co.) Sept. 4 - There was excitement in our town when it became known that Rev. J. Roy Campbell was to perform a marriage ceremony between Fred FERGUSON of Kingston, Richibucto (Kent Co.) and Florence PECK d/o late J.B. PECK, clerk of the county court and granddaughter of John HICKMAN, ex-collector of customs. Charles S. HICKMAN acted as groomsman and Miss Peck's sister as bridesmaid. Trinity church was crowded. 5 September 1894 D.T.

"Vital Statistics From New Brunswick (Canada) Newspapers" Vol. 94

2168 Dorchester items announce the marriage of Miss Florence PECK d/o late J.B. PECK, Q.C. to Mrs. Fred FERGUSON. The ceremony was performed in Trnity Church by Rev. J. Roy Campbell at 6 o'clock Tuesday eve. The bride entered the church leaning on the arm of her grandfather John HICKMAN, Esq. Mrs. W.H. BUCK of Truro, sister of the bride, acted as bridemaid and the groom was supported by C.S. HICKMAN, Dorchester. 6 September 1894 POST

2176 Born - Dorchester (West. Co.) 25th inst., to the wife of John HICKMAN, a son. 6 September 1894 POST

Posted by jhowell at 9:54 AM