Skip to topic | Skip to bottom
Benedict
Benedict.AgnesCarolineBenedict1861r1.7 - 20 Oct 2014 - 22:32 - DaveBartontopic end

Start of topic | Skip to actions

Agnes Caroline Benedict

Born Born 11 Feb 1861   Norwalk, Huron County, OH
Married Married 14 Oct 1886 Frank Dudley Wickham Norwalk, Huron County, OH
Died Died 8 Mar 1934   Norwalk, Huron County, OH

Parents

Spouse

  • Frank Dudley Erskine Wickham: born 29 Apr 1860 in Norwalk, OH, youngest son of Frederick Wickham and Lucy Preston; married Agnes Caroline Benedict, 14 Oct 1886 at St. Paulís Episcopal Church in Norwalk, OH; died 30 Apr 1932 in Norwalk, OH.

Children

  1. Eleanor Shaon Wickham: born 4 Oct 1887 in Norwalk, OH; died 15 Nov 1970.
  2. Harriott Benedict Wickham; born 23 May 1890 in Norwalk, OH; married Angus McClain Barton in Douglas, WY, 23 Jun 1924; died Nov 1981, Shelby, Richland County, OH.
  3. William Preston Wickham: born 13 Sept 1893 in Norwalk, OH; married Corinne Prentiss in 1929; died 6 Feb 1947.
  4. Lucy Preston Wickham: born 31 Jul 1897 in Norwalk, OH; married Nelson Gatrell, 27 Dec 1920; died 23 Feb 1965.
  5. David Benedict Wickham: born 28 Jun 1904 in Norwalk, OH; married Ann.

Photographs of Agnes Caroline Benedict

Benedict Sisters AgnesBenedict001
The photo on the left of Aggie (second row right) and her sisters as young women is from the collection of Susan Orsini. The photo on right of Aggie in middle age is from the collection of Dave Barton.

Life Story of Agnes Caroline Benedict

Agnes (Aggie) Caroline Benedict was born 11 February, 1861 in Norwalk, Ohio, daughter of David and Harriott Benedict. She grew up during the Civil War, where her father served as a surgeon in the Union Army.

Aggie was educated in the Norwalk Public Schools and wanted to be a doctor, but her father would not allow it. Instead, she apprenticed in his pharmacy, passed the state exams, and became a licensed pharmacist.

She married Frank Wickham, a reporter with the Norwalk Reflector, on October 14, 1886. They had five children. In 1907, the Reflector went into bankruptcy and Frank became editor and receiver of the paper until it was sold in 1909. He then became Financial Agent for the American Protective Tariff League in New York where he worked until 1927. During this period, he spent most of his time away from home. Aggie became involved in the Sally De Forest Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, of which she, her siblings and her daughter were charter members. She also researched and wrote a family history of the Benedict and Wickham families and made handwritten copies for each of her children.

Frank retired in 1927 and returned to Norwalk, but Aggie did not enjoy a long retirement with him. By that time, she was probably becoming afflicted with Alzheimerís disease. She died March 8, 1934 in Norwalk. [1]

Footnote

  1. Aggie Benedictís life story is from Family History: Wickham, Benedict, Preston & Deaver, by Agnes and Harriott Wickham, edited by Dave Barton, 2006 (unpublished) & from Harriott Wickham Bartonís papers.

Census Records

1870 US Federal Census: Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio; Roll: M593_1225; Page: 428; Image: 379. 10Jun1870

  • David Benedict; age 39; birthplace: Ohio; Male; Real Estate Value: 20,000; Personal Value: 5,000; Occupation: druggist
  • Harriet L Benedict; age 35; birthplace: New York; Female; occupation: keeping house
  • Mary R Benedict; age 13; birthplace: Ohio; Female; occupation: student
  • Harriet Benedict; age 11; birthplace: Ohio; Female; occupation: student
  • Agnes C Benedict; age 9; birthplace: Ohio; Female; occupation: student
  • Fanny B Benedict; age 7; birthplace: Ohio; Female; occupation: student
  • Frederick Benedict; age 4; birthplace: Ohio; Male
  • Ellen L Benedict; age 2; birthplace: Ohio; Female
  • Therese Beader; age 22; birthplace: Ohio; New York; Female; occupation: domestic servant
  • Peter Lawrence; age 15; birthplace: Ohio; Male; occupation: laborer
  • Louise Green; age 15; birthplace: Ohio; Female; occupation: domestic servant

1880 US Federal Census: Res: Seminary St, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio; Roll: T9_1035; Family History Film: 1255035; Page: 283.2000; Enumeration District: 159; Image: 0568. 2Jun1880

  • D. D. Benedict; Spouse/parents: Hattie M.; age 46; birthplace: Ohio; relation to head: Self (Head); occupation: physician
  • Hattie M. Benedict; Parent/Spouse Name: D. D.; age 45; birthplace: New York; Relation: Wife; occupation: keeping house
  • Mary D. Benedict; Parent/Spouse Name: D. D., Hattie M.; age 22; birthplace: Ohio; Relation: Daughter
  • Hattie M. Benedict; Parent/Spouse Name: D. D., Hattie M.; age 20; birthplace: Ohio; Relation: Daughter
  • Agnes C. Benedict; Parent/Spouse Name: D. D., Hattie M.; age 18; birthplace: Ohio; Relation: Daughter
  • Fannie B. Benedict; Parent/Spouse Name: D. D., Hattie M.; age 16; birthplace: Ohio; Relation: Daughter; Occupation: student
  • Frederick B. Benedict; Parent/Spouse Name: D. D., Hattie M.; age 14; birthplace: Ohio; Relation: Son; occupation: student
  • Ellen E. Benedict; Parent/Spouse Name: D. D., Hattie M.; age 11; birthplace: Ohio; Relation: Daughter; Occupation: student;
  • Susan R. Benedict; Parent/Spouse Name: D. D., Hattie M.; age 6; birthplace: Ohio; Relation: Daughter; Occupation: student

1900 US Federal Census: Kenton Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Roll: T623_1288 Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 31.

  • Frank D Wickbam [Frank D Wickham]: Kenton Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 40; Birth Date: Apr 1860; Birthplace: Ohio; Race: White; Ethnicity: American; Gender: Male; Relationship to head-of-house: Head; Father's Birthplace: New York; Mother's Birthplace: New Hampshire; Spouse's Name: Agnes C; Marriage Year: 1887; Marital Status: Married; Years Married: 13
  • Agnes C Wickhbam [Agnes C Wickham] Home in 1900: Kenton Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 39; Birth Date: Feb 1861; Birthplace: Ohio; Race: White; Ethnicity: American; Gender: Female; Relationship to head-of-house: Wife; Father's Birthplace: Ohio; Mother's Birthplace: New York; Mother: number of living children: 4; Mother: How many children: 4; Spouse's Name: Frank D; Marriage Year: 1887; Marital Status: Married; Years Married: 13
  • Elonor S Wickhbam [Eleanor S Wickham]; Home in 1900: Kenton Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 12; Birth Date: Oct 1887; Birthplace: Ohio; Race: White; Ethnicity: American; Gender: Female; Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter; Father's Name: Frank D; Father's Birthplace: Ohio; Mother's Name: Agnes C; Mother's Birthplace: Ohio; Marital Status: Single
  • Harriet B Wickhbam [Harriet B Wickham]; Home in 1900: Kenton Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 10; Birth Date: May 1890; Birthplace: Ohio; Race: White; Ethnicity: American; Gender: Female; Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter; Father's Name: Frank D; Father's Birthplace: Ohio; Mother's Name: Agnes C; Mother's Birthplace: Ohio; Marital Status: Single; Residence: Norwalk City, Huron, Ohio
  • William P Wickhbam [William P Wickham]; Home in 1900: Kenton Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 6; Birth Date: Sep 1893; Birthplace: Ohio; Race: White; Ethnicity: American; Gender: Male; Relationship to head-of-house: Son; Father's Name: Frank D; Father's Birthplace: Ohio; Mother's Name: Agnes C; Mother's Birthplace: Ohio; Marital Status: Single
  • Lucy P Wickhbam [Lucy P Wickham]; Home in 1900: Kenton Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 2; Birth Date: Jul 1897; Birthplace: Ohio; Race: White; Ethnicity: American; Gender: Female; Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter; Father's Name: Frank D; Father's Birthplace: Ohio; Mother's Name: Agnes C; Mother's Birthplace: Ohio; Marital Status: Single; Residence: Norwalk City, Huron, Ohio

1920 US Federal Census: Norwalk Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Roll: T625_1398; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 54; Image: 306.

  • Frank D Wickham; Home in 1920: Norwalk Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 59 years; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861; Birthplace: Ohio; Relation to Head of House: Head; Spouse's Name: Agnes; Father's Birth Place: New York; Mother's Birth Place: New Hampshire; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Sex: Male; Home owned: Own
  • Agnes Wickham; Home in 1920: Norwalk Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 58 years; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1862; Birthplace: Ohio; Relation to Head of House: Wife; Spouse's Name: Frank D; Father's Birth Place: Ohio; Mother's Birth Place: New York; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Sex: Female
  • Eleanor Wickham; Home in 1920: Norwalk Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 32 years; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888; Birthplace: Ohio; Relation to Head of House: Daughter; Father's Name: Frank D; Father's Birth Place: Ohio; Mother's Name: Agnes; Mother's Birth Place: Ohio; Marital Status: Single; Race: White; Sex: Female
  • Harriett Wickham; Home in 1920: Norwalk Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 29 years; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891; Birthplace: Ohio; Relation to Head of House: Daughter; Father's Name: Frank D; Father's Birth Place: Ohio; Mother's Name: Agnes; Mother's Birth Place: Ohio; Marital Status: Single; Race: White; Sex: Female
  • Name: William Wickham; Home in 1920: Norwalk Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 26 years; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894; Birthplace: Ohio; Relation to Head of House: Son; Father's Name: Frank D; Father's Birth Place: Ohio; Mother's Name: Agnes; Mother's Birth Place: Ohio; Marital Status: Single; Race: White; Sex: Male;
  • Lucy Wickham; Home in 1920: Norwalk Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 22 years; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898; Birthplace: Ohio; Relation to Head of House: Daughter; Father's Name: Frank D; Father's Birth Place: Ohio; Mother's Name: Agnes; Mother's Birth Place: Ohio; Marital Status: Single; Race: White; Sex: Female
  • David Wickham; Home in 1920: Norwalk Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 15 years; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1905; Birthplace: Ohio; Relation to Head of House: Son; Father's Name: Frank D; Father's Birth Place: Ohio; Mother's Name: Agnes; Mother's Birth Place: Ohio; Marital Status: Single; Race: White; Sex: Male

1930 US Federal Census: Norwalk, Huron, Ohio; Roll: 1823; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 20; Image: 1015.0.

  • Frank D Wickham; Home in 1930: Norwalk, Huron, Ohio; Age: 69; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861; Birthplace: Ohio; Relation to Head of House: Head; Spouse's Name: Agnes B; Race: White; Occupation: Education: Military service: Rent/home value: Age at first marriage: Parents' birthplace:
  • Agnes B Wickham; Home in 1930: Norwalk, Huron, Ohio; Age: 69; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861; Relation to Head of House: Wife; Spouse's Name: Frank D; Race: White
  • Chaterine Schram; Home in 1930: Norwalk, Huron, Ohio; Age: 60; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870; Birthplace: Ohio; Relation to Head of House: Maid; Race: White

Bibliography

  • Family History: Wickham, Benedict, Preston & Deaver, by Agnes and Harriott Wickham, edited by Dave Barton, 2006 (unpublished)

-- DaveBarton - 06 Apr 2009
to top


Copyright © 1999-2017 by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback