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Alma Minora Hickman, "Annie"

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

Female 1855 - 1884  (29 years)

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  • Name Alma Minora Hickman  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Suffix "Annie" 
    Born 2 Mar 1855  New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Gender Female 
    Graduated 1874  Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mount Allison Ladies' College 
    Marriage Bond 1879  [12
    Alt. Death 9 Sep 1884  [13
    FamilySearch ID 27SZ-8GS 
    FindaGrave Memorial ID 40784402 
    Relationship John's Ancestor 
    Relationship Mayflower (1620) Descendants & Spouses 
    Died 2 Dec 1884  Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15, 16
    Buried Dorchester Rural Cemetery, Westmorland Co., Dorchester Parish, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Person ID I1925  Main
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2018 

    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  [18, 19
    Documents
    Joseph Hickman / Ruth Wells family in 1861 Census of Canada
    Joseph Hickman / Ruth Wells family in 1861 Census of Canada
    Joseph Hickman Age 40
    Ruth Hickman Age 38
    Thomas Hickman Age 16
    Annie Hickman Age 14
    Albert Hickman Age 12
    Mary E Hickman Age 11
    Mary Clifd Hickman Age 9
    Alma Hickman Age 7
    John H Hickman Age 3
    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, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
    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.
    Marriage book Alma Hickman m. E.D. Davison
    Marriage book Alma Hickman m. E.D. Davison
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2018 
    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 

  • 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
    Edward age 35, Alma age 25, Ellen "Nellie" age 5 months.

    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."

  • 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" [27]

    FamilySearch ID:

    FindaGrave Memorial ID:

  • 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).

    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).

    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. [S1241] 1861 Canadian Census, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1570/4108522_00279/775580223?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return (Reliability: 3).

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

    10. [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).

    11. [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).

    12. [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).

    13. [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.).

    14. [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.

    15. [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).

    16. [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).

    17. [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).

    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) (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

    19. [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.

    20. [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).

    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), "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

    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).
      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

    23. [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.

    24. [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).

    25. [S1151] New Brunswick - Births, Deaths, Marriages, New Brunswick Provincial Archives, (http://archives.gnb.ca/).

    26. [S1786] New Brunswick Canada Marriages 1789 - 1950, (Provincial Archives of New Brunswick; New Brunswick, Canada), "New Brunswick Marriage Registers, 1789-1889," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89MF-VW88?cc=2001063&wc=M6P5-8TL%3A284541201%2C284542401 : 21 May 2014), Westmorland > 1875-1887 > image 161 of 545; Provincial Archives, Fre (Reliability: 3).

    27. [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).