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Ellen Eliza Benedict

Born Born 21 Jun 1868   Norwalk, Huron co., Ohio
Married Married 9 Aug 1892 Louis Wildman Wickham Norwalk, Huron co., Ohio
Died Died 1 Jun 1942   Mitiwanga, Erie co., Ohio

Parents

Spouse

  • Louis Wildman Wickham: born in November 1866; married Ellen Eliza Benedict on 9 Aug 1892 in Norwalk, OH. He died in 1954.

Children

  1. Suzan Wickham
  2. Fred Wickham
  3. Anne Belle Wickham
  4. Cora Wickham

Photo of Ellen Eliza Benedict

Benedict Sisters
This photo of Ellie (bottom right) and her sisters as young women is from the collection of Susan Orsini.

Life of Ellen Eliza Benedict

Ellen Eliza Benedict (Lillie) was born June 21, 1868, in Norwalk, Ohio where she grew up with her four sisters and brother Fred. She was educated in the Norwalk Public Schools, but did not go to college. On August 9, 1892, she married Louis Wildman Wickham, nephew of her brother-in-law Frank Wickham, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Norwalk.

Lillie and Louis had four children, Cora, Suzan, Fred and Anne Belle. In 1920, they moved to Cleveland OH. In her later years, Lillie apparently became concerned that she was developing Alzheimer’s like her mother and older sisters. On June 1, 1942 she took her own life at the family cottage in Mitiwanga, Ohio. [1]

Footnotes

[1] The story of Ellen Wickham is from Family, by Ian Frazier, Harper Collins, 1994, pp. 174-195.

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

1880 US Federal Census: Norwalk, Huron, Ohio; Roll: T9_1035; Family History Film: 1255035; Page: 324.3000; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 0649.

  • Louis Wickham; Home in 1880: Norwalk, Huron, Ohio; Age:13; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867; Birthplace: Ohio; Relation to Head of Household: Son; Father's Name: C. P.; Father's birthplace: Ohio; Mother's Name: Emma; Mother's birthplace: Ohio; Marital Status: Single; Race: White; Gender: Male

Household Members:

  • C. P. Wickham, age 43
  • Emma Wickham, age 42
  • Charles Wickham, age 17
  • Grace Wickham, age 15
  • Louis Wickham, age 13
  • Winford Wickham, age 5
  • Romain Wickham, age 2
  • Mary Wickham, age 7M
  • Sarah Anderson, age 26

1900 US Federal Census: Kenton Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Roll: T623_1288 Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 31.

  • Name: Louis W Wickham; Home in 1900: Kenton Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 32; Birth Date: Nov 1867; Birthplace: Ohio; Race: White; Ethnicity: American; Gender: Male; Relationship to head-of-house: Head; Father's Birthplace: Ohio; Mother's Birthplace: Ohio; Occupation: Lawyer; Spouse's Name: Ellen E; Marriage Year: 1892; Marital Status: Married; Years Married: 8; Residence: Norwalk City, Huron, Ohio: Occupation: View on Image
  • Name: Ellen E Wickham: Home in 1900: Kenton Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 31; Birth Date: Jun 1868; 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: 3; Mother: How many children: 3; Spouse's Name: Louis W; Marriage Year: 1892; Marital Status: Married; Years Married: 8; Residence : Norwalk City, Huron, Ohio; Occupation: View on Image
  • Name: Susan C Wickham; Home in 1900: Kenton Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 6;Birth Date: Jun 1893; Birthplace: Ohio; Race: White; Ethnicity: American; Gender: Female; Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter; Father's Name: Louis W; Father's Birthplace: Ohio; Mother's Name: Ellen E; Mother's Birthplace: Ohio; Marital Status: Single; Residence: Norwalk City, Huron, Ohio; Occupation: See image
  • Name: Cora T Wickham; Home in 1900: Kenton Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 5; Birth Date: Feb 1895; Birthplace: Ohio; Race: White; Ethnicity: American; Gender: Female; Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter; Father's Name: Louis W; Father's Birthplace: Ohio; Mother's Name: Ellen E; Mother's Birthplace: Ohio; Marital Status: Single; Residence: Norwalk City, Huron, Ohio; Occupation: View on Image
  • Name: Fred B Wickham; Home in 1900: Kenton Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 1/12; Birth Date: Apr 1900; Birthplace: Ohio; Race: White; Ethnicity: American; Gender: Male; Relationship to head-of-house: Son; Father's Name: Louis W; Father's Birthplace: Ohio; Mother's Name: Ellen E; Mother's Birthplace: Ohio; Marital Status: Single; Residence : Norwalk City, Huron, Ohio; Occupation: View on Image
  • Name: Lizzie Spencer; Home in 1900: Kenton Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Age: 23; Birth Date: Mar 1877; Birthplace: Virginia; Race: Colored (Black); Ethnicity: American; Gender: Female; Relationship to head-of-house: Servant; Father's Birthplace: Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: Virginia; Mother: number of living children: 0; Mother: How many children: 0; Marital Status: Widowed; Residence : Norwalk City, Huron, Ohio; Occupation: Servant - Private family

1920 US Federal Census: Norwalk Ward 3, Huron, Ohio; Roll: T625_1398; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 56; Image: 364.

  • Name: Louis W Wickham; Home in 1920: Norwalk Ward 3, Huron, Ohio; Age: 52 years; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868; Birthplace: Ohio; Relation to Head of House: Head; Spouse's Name: Ellen E; Father's Birth Place: Ohio; Mother's Birth Place: Ohio; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Sex: Male; Home owned: Own
  • Name: Ellen E Wickham; Home in 1920: Norwalk Ward 3, Huron, Ohio; Age: 51 years; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869; Birthplace: Ohio; Relation to Head of House: Wife; Spouse's Name: Louis W; Father's Birth Place: Ohio; Mother's Birth Place: New York; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Sex: Female
  • Name: Fred B Wickham’ Home in 1920: Norwalk Ward 3, Huron, Ohio; Age: 19 years; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1901; Birthplace: Ohio; Relation to Head of House: Son; Father's Name: Louis W; Father's Birth Place: Ohio; Mother's Name: Ellen E; Mother's Birth Place: Ohio; Marital Status: Single; Race: White
  • Name: Anna Belle Wickham; Home in 1920: Norwalk Ward 3, Huron, Ohio; Age: 12 years; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1908; Birthplace: Ohio; Relation to Head of House: Daughter; Father's Name: Louis W; Father's Birth Place: Ohio; Mother's Name: Ellen E; Mother's Birth Place: Ohio; Marital Status: Single; Race: White; Sex: Female

Bibliography

  • Family, by Ian Fraizer, Harper Collins, 1994

-- DaveBarton - 07 Apr 2009
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