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Alma Minora Hickman, "Annie"

Alma Minora Hickman, "Annie"[1, 2]

Female 1855 - 1884  (29 years)

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  • Photos
    Alma Minora Hickman
    Alma Minora Hickman
    This from a small photo album on display during the Hickman family reunion in 2005. "Alma Hickman" is written on the alubm page above this photo. The album was on loan for the reunion from The Keillor House Museum in Dorchester, NB.
    Alma Minora Hickman
    Alma Minora Hickman
    Drawing on display at the Hickman family reunion 2005. Original is approx 18"x 18".

    Several large (18" x 18" or so) and beautifully framed antique photos & drawings were placed next to the entrance of the large tent that Judy and Marlene had erected for the Hickman family reunion in 2005. Up until this time, I had not seen an image of Alma.

    We have no absolute evidence that this image is of Alma - - but there is much evidence:

    a) There are photos of others in Joseph Hickman's family that are labeled - so this could be Alma by process of elimination.

    b) There is another photo of equal size of Alma's sister Caroline Clifford "Cliffey" Hickman Bequith.

    c) The unusually large size of the photos and their similarity of framing is another hint - the Hickmans independently lost both Caroline Clifford (d. 4 Dec 1884 in Dorchester, NB) and Alma (d. 2 Dec 1884 in Bridgewater, NS) when both died within two days of each other.

    d) These images were originally displayed in the Joseph Hickman House where the girls grew up.

    e) And finally, a separate image (photograph) of the same woman was found in a photo album (on loan from the Keillor House Museum for the 2005 reunion). Somone prior to receipt of the album by the museum has written above the photo 'Alma Hickman".

    To settle this we need to look through the Davison family photos and see if we see this Alma. If she is there, that will settle any doubts.
    Alma M. Hickman
    Alma M. Hickman
    This from a small photo album on display during the Hickman family reunion in 2005. "Alma Hickman" is written on the alubm page above this photo. The album was on loan for the reunion from The Keillor House Museum in Dorchester, NB.

    Documents
    1881 Census of Canda - Edward D. Davison, Alma, Ellen
    1881 Census of Canda - Edward D. Davison, Alma, Ellen

    Headstones
    Alma Minora Hickman
    Alma Minora Hickman
    In loving memory of Alma Hickman - wife of Edward Davison - died Dec 2, 1884
    "They have crossed the river and rest under the shade of the trees."

  • Name Alma Minora Hickman  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Suffix "Annie" 
    Born 2 Mar 1855  New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Gender Female 
    Graduated 1874  Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mount Allison Ladies' College 
    Marriage Bond 1879  [11
    Alt. Death 9 Sep 1884  [12
    FamilySearch 27SZ-8GS 
    Died 2 Dec 1884  Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15
    Buried Dorchester Rural Cemetery, Westmorland Co., Dorchester Parish, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Person ID I1925  Main
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2017 

    Father Joseph Hickman,   b. 5 Jul 1821, Dorchester, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1889, Dorchester, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Ruth Caroline Wells,   b. 1 Dec 1822,   d. 23 Apr 1898  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1845  Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    Family ID F1077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edward Doran "Ned" Davison, Jr.,   b. 15 Apr 1845, Mill Village, Queens Co., NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1902, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1879  Dorchester, New Brunswich, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
    Children 
    +1. Ellen Minora Davison, "Nellie",   b. 9 Nov 1880, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1942, Vienna, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Documents
    Lunenburg County
    Lunenburg County
    Nova Scotia.
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F816  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Mar 1855 - New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduated - Mount Allison Ladies' College - 1874 - Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Oct 1879 - Dorchester, New Brunswich, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • From the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada:

      "Mount Allison Ladies' College instituted a music program at its inception. In 1874 its first certificates in music, both in piano, were awarded to Ravinia Stewart and Alma Hickman."

      From the 1881 Canadian Census:  lists her origin as Irish.  Her religion listed as Church of England whereas her husband Edward and daughter Ellen were listed as C. Methodist. (makes sense since Alma's family is listed as Church of England in the 1881 Census in Dorchester)

      Buried in the Hickman plot in the Dorchester Cemetery, NB. - Gravestone inscription "Alma Hickman wife of Edward Davison d. 2 Dec 1884" [24]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1008] History of the Descendants of John Whitman of Weymouth, MA, Charles A. Farnam, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor; New Haven, 1889 Electronic copy via HeritageQuestOnline.com), Birth: 2 MAR 1855 in Lunenburg County, NS - http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hegerich&id=I16645 (Reliability: 0).

    2. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    3. [S622] 1881 Canadian Census, (1881), "Married, Female, Irish, age 25, b. New Brunswick, religion Church of England - http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp (Reliability: 3).
      Household:

      Name Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
      Edward Jr. DAVISON <./individual_record.asp?INDI_CODE=1881CN_122350_0&frompage=99> M Male English 35 Nova Scotia Lumberman C. Methodist
      Alma DAVISON <./individual_record.asp?INDI_CODE=1881CN_122350_1&frompage=99> M Female Irish 25 New Brunswick Church of England
      Ellen DAVISON <./individual_record.asp?INDI_CODE=1881CN_122350_2&frompage=99> Female English <1 Born: Nov; 5/12 Nova Scotia C. Methodist

      Source Information:
         Census Place Bridgewater, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
         Family History Library Film 1375806 <../../library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C180%2C0&filmno=1375806>
         NA Film Number C-13170
         District 11
         Sub-district I
         Division 2
         Page Number 37
         Household Number 166

    4. [S768] Betty (Parker) Wolfe, Betty (Parker) Wolfe, (2632 63rd Avenue South West, Calgary, AB T3E 5J7), p2 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S769] DesBrisay Museum Nicolas Davison Tree, Author unknown, (Two page tree, typed.), E. D. Davison Obituary from Enterprise, July 23, 1902 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1157] Charlie Hickman, (Charlie Hickman [chickman@nbnet.nb.ca]), Alison Minora Hickman (Petchey) -- from "joseph_1821.pdf" file emailed to JSH - 29 Mar 2005 (Reliability: 0).
      First reference to "Minora"

    7. [S1210] Charles Donald Davison's Tree, Charles Donald Davison, (Copy of tree provided to John Howell by Stuart Davison upon our visit at his home on 23 Jul 2005.), Section "D" - Alma Minora Hickman (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S622] 1881 Canadian Census, (1881).

    9. [S1008] History of the Descendants of John Whitman of Weymouth, MA, Charles A. Farnam, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor; New Haven, 1889 Electronic copy via HeritageQuestOnline.com), p. 835 "Birth: 2 MAR 1855" - http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hegerich&id=I16645 (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S1195] Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, (The Canadian Encyclopedia 2005 Historica Foundation of Canada), "Mount Allison Ladies' College instituted a music program at its inception. In 1874 its first certificates in music, both in piano, were awarded to Ravinia Stewart and Alma Hickman." - http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/PrinterFriendly.cfm?Params=U1A (Reliability: 0).

    11. [S805] New Brunswick Marriage Bonds, New Brunswick Provincial Archives, (Marriage bonds, which were required when banns were not read in the churches or when the clergyman did not know both of the parties, guaranteed a payment of 500 from the would-be-groom or his co-signer if the proposed marriage did not take place.), Microfilm: F-9110  Reference: 1879-1775 (Reliability: 0).

    12. [S1210] Charles Donald Davison's Tree, Charles Donald Davison, (Copy of tree provided to John Howell by Stuart Davison upon our visit at his home on 23 Jul 2005.).

    13. [S811] Vital Statistics From New Brunswick (Canada) Newspapers, Daniel F. Johnson, (P.O. Box 26025, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada E2J 4M3 vitstats@nbnet.nb.ca) (Reliability: 0).
      3239  d. Bridgewater, N.S., 2nd inst., Alma DAVISON w/o E.D. DAVISON, Bridgewater and d/o Joseph HICKMAN, Dorchester (West. Co.) age 29.  6 December 1884 D.T.

    14. [S1008] History of the Descendants of John Whitman of Weymouth, MA, Charles A. Farnam, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor; New Haven, 1889 Electronic copy via HeritageQuestOnline.com), p. 835 (Reliability: 0).

    15. [S1391] Daily Telegraph, The, (Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada), d. Bridgewater, N.S., 2nd inst., Alma DAVISON w/o E.D. DAVISON, Bridgewater and d/o Joseph HICKMAN, Dorchester (West. Co.) age 29. (Reliability: 0).

    16. [S855] Cleadie Barnett - Dorchester Cemetery, Compiled by Cleadie Barnett, CG(C), from Douglas Ayer's records, (New Brunswick GenWeb - http://www.rootsweb.com/~nbwestmo/cem-dorchester.htm), Tombstone inscription. Dorchester Cemetar located South of Dorchester, NB on RT 106 (Reliability: 0).

    17. [S811] Vital Statistics From New Brunswick (Canada) Newspapers, Daniel F. Johnson, (P.O. Box 26025, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada E2J 4M3 vitstats@nbnet.nb.ca) (Reliability: 0).
      2779  m. Sackville (West. Co.) 2nd inst., by Rev. John Black, Joseph HICKMAN, jr., Dorchester / Caroline WELLS d/o late Joseph D. WELLS, Jolicure. 19 April 1845 NBC

    18. [S811] Vital Statistics From New Brunswick (Canada) Newspapers, Daniel F. Johnson, (P.O. Box 26025, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada E2J 4M3 vitstats@nbnet.nb.ca), vol. 47 (Reliability: 0).
      891   m. 29th Oct., Trinity Church, Dorchester (West. Co.) by Rev. Richard Simonds,, Rector, E.D.DAVISON, Jr. of firm E.D. Davison & Sons, Bridgewater, N.S. / Alma HICKMAN youngest d/o Joseph HICKMAN, Esq., Dorchester. 31 October 1879 D.T.

    19. [S805] New Brunswick Marriage Bonds, New Brunswick Provincial Archives, (Marriage bonds, which were required when banns were not read in the churches or when the clergyman did not know both of the parties, guaranteed a payment of 500 from the would-be-groom or his co-signer if the proposed marriage did not take place.), Microfilm: F-9110  Reference: 1879-1775 (Reliability: 4).
      RS551A - Index to Marriage Bonds, 1810-1932
      Name: HICKMAN, ALMA M.
      Year: 1879
      Role: BRIDE
      Origin: WESTMORLAND COUNTY
      Microfilm: F-9110 Reference: 1879-1775
      Related Records:
      Name:WILBUR, WILLARD D. Role:CO-SIGNER Origin:WESTMORLAND COUNTY
      Name:TYLER, W. H. Role:CO-SIGNER Origin:MAINE
      Name:DAVISON, EDWARD D. Role:GROOM Origin:NOVA SCOTIA

      Viewing the Complete Record:
      The marriage bonds are available only on microfilm. The microfilm number is included in the index, along with the reference codes. The films can be viewed at the Provincial Archives in Fredericton, or at a library participating in the inter-library or inter-archives microfilm loan program. Films can also be purchased from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick at $50.00 each.

      Getting a Copy:
      A copy of a marriage bond can be acquired by sending a full mailing address, a full reference of the bond, along with $5.00 for each marriage bond to Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, P. O. Box 6000, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, E3B 5H1. Requests received without full details or without payment cannot be processed. In all cases, please allow at least 4 - 6 weeks for delivery.

    20. [S811] Vital Statistics From New Brunswick (Canada) Newspapers, Daniel F. Johnson, (P.O. Box 26025, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada E2J 4M3 vitstats@nbnet.nb.ca), "at Trinity Church" (Reliability: 0).
      "Vital Statistics From New Brunswick (Canada) Newspapers" Vol. 50

      594   Dorchester, Oct. 29 - Marriage of Alma M. HICKMAN d/o Joseph HICMAN and sister of late A.J. HICKMAN, Esq., to Dr. Edward D. DAVISON of Bridgewater, N.S., at Trinity Church. Havelock McC. HART of Halifax and Robert LOGAN of Bridgewater, groomsmen; Louise WILSON and Mary GODFREY, bridesmaids. (see original) 30 October 1879 TIMES

    21. [S811] Vital Statistics From New Brunswick (Canada) Newspapers, Daniel F. Johnson, (P.O. Box 26025, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada E2J 4M3 vitstats@nbnet.nb.ca) (Reliability: 0).
      1606  m. Trinity Church, Dorchester, 29th Oct., by Rev. R. Simonds, Edward D. DAVIDSON, Esq., Bridgewater, N.S. / Alma HICKMAN d/o Jos. HICKMAN, Essq., Dorchester. 6 November 1879 POST

    22. [S811] Vital Statistics From New Brunswick (Canada) Newspapers, Daniel F. Johnson, (P.O. Box 26025, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada E2J 4M3 vitstats@nbnet.nb.ca) (Reliability: 0).
      891 m. 29th Oct., Trinity Church, Dorchester (West. Co.) by Rev. Richard Simonds,, Rector, E.D.  DAVISON, Jr. of firm E.D. Davison & Sons, Bridgewater, N.S. / Alma HICKMAN youngest d/o Joseph HICKMAN, Esq., Dorchester.  31 October 1879 D.T.

    23. [S1008] History of the Descendants of John Whitman of Weymouth, MA, Charles A. Farnam, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor; New Haven, 1889 Electronic copy via HeritageQuestOnline.com), p. 835 "m. Alma M. daughter of Joseph and Ruth Caroline (Wells) Hickman" (Reliability: 0).

    24. [S1195] Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, (The Canadian Encyclopedia 2005 Historica Foundation of Canada), http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0002475 (Reliability: 0).
      Mount Allison University

      Mount Allison University. United Church-affiliated, non-sectarian university in Sackville, NB. Prior to its incorporation in 1963 its functions had been carried out by three separate but interrelated institutions: the Mount Allison Wesleyan Academy for Boys (1840-1958), the Ladies' College (1854-1958), and Mount Allison College, which was established with degree-granting powers on behalf of the other two in 1862. Most of Mount Allison University's approximately 1850 students in 1990-1 were undergraduates in the liberal arts. Mount Allison Ladies' College instituted a music program at its inception. In 1874 its first certificates in music, both in piano, were awarded to Ravinia Stewart and Alma Hickman. The Mount Allison Cons, founded in 1885 with two teachers, offered diplomas in piano, violin, and voice. It was one of Canada's first conservatories, and in 1990 in its transformed state was probably the oldest surviving in the country. A conservatory building was erected in 1890, and a music library was begun in 1891. In 1892 the conservatory broadened its diploma course to allow students a choice of artist or teacher concentrations. The requirements for each followed European models. Conservatory directors were Albert A. Mack 1885-93, Charles Landon 1893-4, Frederick Lillebridge 1894-6, J.J. Wootton 1896-8, Almon Vincent 1898-1901, George Wilson 1901-9, Harry Horsfall 1909-11, James Noel Brunton - b Stranraer, Wigtonshire, Scotland, 25 Jun 1876; ATCL 1903, artist's diploma (Stern Conservatorium, Berlin) 1906; a pupil of Franz Orosz, Paul Lutzenko and Leopold Godowsky, a teacher in London 1907-11, and head of the piano department at Mount Allison 1936-46 - 1911-14 and 1919-36, Fritz Read 1915-19, and Harold Hamer 1936-47. Under Hamer's direction the conservatory became the music department of Mount Allison College. Subsequent heads have been Alfred Whitehead 1947-53, Howard Brown 1953-67, George Proctor 1967-74, James Stark 1974-82, and Brian Ellard 1983-8, succeeded by James Code (who was also acting head 1982-3) in 1988. The B MUS degree was introduced in 1912 and was awarded first in 1917 to Mary Elsinore Tait. As diploma courses were more popular, the second B MUS degree was not awarded until 1933. In 1923 Mount Allison's Ladies' College became the first Canadian college to broadcast a program of music. During their long history, the degree programs of the Music Dept have undergone many changes. In addition to the B MUS, there have been the Musical Leadership Diploma (emphasizing public school music, and begun in 1934), a Licentiate in Music (artist's and teacher's), the AMACM (Associate Mount Allison Conservatory of Music), and the BA (music major). Degree programs being offered in 1989-90 were B MUS, BA (concentration in music: honours degree), and B MUS/B ED (five-year integrated program). Mount Allison conferred its first honorary Doctorate of Music (1944) on James Noel Brunton. Honorary doctorates in law were awarded to Alice May Harrison (1954), Alfred Whitehead (1954), Sir Ernest MacMillan (1956), and Helen Creighton (1957), and honorary doctorates in music to Arnold Walter (1966) and to John Beckwith , Francis Chaplin , and Maureen Forrester , the last three on the occasion of the centennial of the first certificate in music conferred at Mount Allison (1974). Student enrolment in the department has been limited to approximately 100. In 1989-90 there were 14 full-time faculty members and 6 part-time. Prominent faculty members have included Carleton Elliott , Doreen Hall , Kelsey Jones , Ethel Peake , Evron Kinsman, Allison Patterson, Stanley Saunders , Michael Miller , Nancy Vogan , Willis Noble, and Janet Hammock. In 1959 Saunders, in co-operation with the extension department, initiated a summer instrumental music camp, which existed until 1989. The Music Dept in 1962 began conducting annual examinations of extramural (privately taught) music students. In the years following as many as 900 candidates have been entered in a single year. In 1966 the department moved into the newly built Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory building, donated to the university by the dedicatee's husband, Ralph Pickard Bell, Chancellor Emeritus, and containing two classrooms, two rehearsal halls, 14 office-studios, 25 practice rooms, the 370-seat Brunton Auditorium, a radio control centre, a practice organ, an electronic studio, and a piano lab. Two Casavant organs have been installed as part of the department's facilities. The Bell Conservatory also houses the Alfred Whitehead Memorial Music Library, the largest of its kind in the Atlantic provinces, housing 16,000 volumes, scores, and recordings. Another important collection at Mount Allison, the Mary Mellish Archibald Library, is rich in folk music material. The Ralph Pickard Bell Library Publications in Music Series has made several important contributions to musical bibliography, including catalogues of the university's Canadian music holdings, of the folk music holdings in the Archibald Library, and of other special collections. (See entry for Bibliography .) Recitals, workshops, and collegia musica given by students, faculty members, and visiting musicians have become an integral part of the music program. A performing arts series has continued to present six to eight guest performers of distinction in the Convocation Hall. Student performing groups in 1990 included the Choral Society (which in 1979 joined forces with the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra to present Mendelssohn's Elijah in Saint John, Fredericton, and Sackville), Conservatory Chorale, Symphonic Band, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Women's Chorus, and Jazz Choir. Many student and faculty performances have been broadcast over CBC radio. See also Archives ; College songs .

      Bibliography  Allison, L.M. 'Mount Allison summer institute,' CMJ, vol 1, Autumn 1956 Proctor, George. 'Department provides music teachers for Atlantic region,' MSc, 259, May-Jun 1971

      Author June Countryman, Philip M. Wults

      The Canadian Encyclopedia 2005 Historica Foundation of Canada