Person:Harriott Wickham (1)

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Harriott Wickham
m. 14 Oct 1886
  1. Eleanor Wickham1887 - 1970
  2. Harriott Wickham1890 - 1981
  3. William Wickham1893 - 1947
  4. Lucy Wickham1897 - 1965
  5. David Wickham1904 -
  • HAngus Barton1898 - 1970
  • WHarriott Wickham1890 - 1981
m. 24 May 1924
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Name Harriott Wickham
Gender Female
Birth[1] 23 May 1890 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United StatesHarriott B Wickham was born on May 23, 1890 in Norwalk, Ohio the daughter of Frank D and Agnes C Wickham.
Census[2] 1900 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United StatesIn 1900, Harriott was 10 years old and lived at 32 Summit Street in Norwalk, Ohio with her mother, father, her sisters Eleanor, age 12 and Lucy, age 6 and her brother William age 10. Harriott and her sister Eleanor and brother William were all students. Her father Frank Wickham was 40 years old and was an editor. Harriott’s mother Agnes Wickham was 39 years old.
Graduation[15] Jun 1907 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United StatesGraduated from Norwalk High School
Living[3] 1909-1910 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United StatesAccording to the Norwalk City Directory 1909-10, Harriott Wickham is a teacher living at 32 Summit, Frank Wickham is at the same address and is the editor of the Reflector. Eleanor Wickham is a student living at 83 Seminary Street.
Census[4] 1910 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United StatesIn 1910 Harriott Wickham was a 20 year old student living at 32 Summit Street in Norwalk, Ohio with her father Frank Wickham, age 50 and working at the Protective Tariff League; her mother Agnes Wickham, age 49; her sister Eleanor, age 22, her brother William, a student, age 16; her sister Lucy, a student, age 12; and brother David age 5.
Education[5] 1911 Wooster, Wayne, Ohio, United StatesAccording to the 1911 Wooster College Yearbook, p. 86, Harriott Benedict Wickham of Norwalk is a student of Philosophy.
Graduation[6] 1913 Wooster, Wayne, Ohio, United StatesAccording to the 1916 Wooster College Yearbook, Harriott B Wickham is an alumnus of the Class of 1913
Occupation[7] 1916 Wooster, Wayne, Ohio, United StatesAccording to the 1916 Yearbook Wooster College, Harriott Benedict Wickham, PH B, is a high school teacher in Norwalk, Ohio
Living[8] 1916 Mt. Vernon, Davison, South Dakota, United StatesAccording to the 1916 Wooster College Yearbook, Harriott B Wickham, Class of 1913, lives in Mt. Vernon, South Dakota
Census[9] 1920 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United StatesIn 1920 Harriott Wickham is shown in the Norwalk Census records as being 29 years old and living at 32 Summitt Street in Norwalk, Ohio with her father Frank Wickham, age 59 and a financial agent with the American Protective Tariff League; her mother Agnes, age 58 with no occupation listed; her sister Eleanor, age 32 and a kindergarten teacher; her brother William, age 26 and a civil engineer; her sister Lucy age 22 with no occupation listed; and her brother David age 15 also with no occupation listed.
Census[10] 1920 Wheatland, Platte, Wyoming, United StatesAlso in the 1920 US Census Harriott Wickham is a teacher and a lodger in Wheatland WY. Head of Household is George? Hiatt, a rancher, age 42; his wife Alice, age 36; daughter Katharine?, age 4, and a lodger, Mary Flemming, age 22.
Marriage 24 May 1924 Douglas, Converse, Wyoming, United Statesto Angus Barton
Census[11] 1930 Goshen, Wyoming, United StatesAccording to the 1930 US Census Angus Barton, age 32 a cattle rancher, lived in Goshen County, Wyoming, outside of the town of Fort Laramie with his wife Harriott, age 36; son Angus W., age 3; daughter Harriott, age 2; son William B, age 2 and daughter Eleanor, age 1.
Census[12] 1940 Goshen, Wyoming, United StatesAccording to the 1940 US Census Angus Barton, age 42 a farmer, lived in Goshen County, Wyoming, outside of the town of Fort Laramie with his wife Harriett, age 46; son Willard, age 18; daughter Harriett, age 16; son William B, age 16 and daughter Eleanor, age 15.
Burial[14] 1981 North Fairfield Cemetery, North Fairfield, Huron, Ohio, United States
Death[13] 27 Nov 1981 Willard, Huron, Ohio, United StatesNorwalk Reflector; Newspaper Date: 27 Nov 1981 obituary about Harriott W Barton: Name: Harriott W Barton [Harriott W Wickham]; Birth Date: abt 1890; Age at Death: 91; Death Date: 26 Nov 1981; Death Place: Willard, Ohio; Spouse: Angus M; Notes: NORWALK REFLECTOR HAS PICTURE.

Birth and Early Life

Harriott Wickham was born on May 23, 1890 in Norwalk, Ohio the second child of Frank Wickham and Agnes Benedict.[1] Her father was an editor of the Norwalk Reflector, which had been in the family since its founding in 1823. When the paper went bankrupt as a result of the Panic of 1907, he managed the sale of the paper and transition to its new owners. He then became a lobbyist for the American Tarriff Society, living away from home in New York and Washington DC until his retirement.

At the time of Harriott’s birth, her elder sister Eleanor Wickham was two years old. Other siblings followed: William Wickham in 1893, Lucy Wickham in 1897, and David Wickham in 1904. Harriott graduated from Norwalk High School in 1907 and the following school year continued studying at the high school in preparation to be a school teacher.

Harriott taught at a one-room school in Peru Township 1908-09.[3] At the end of the school year, her Uncle Louis Severance, an oil magnate and philanthropist, decided to send her and several of her cousins to College of Wooster where he was a trustee.[5] In summer of 1910, she and her sister Eleanor accompanied their aunts Mary Benedict and Suzan Benedict on a tour of Europe, also funded by her uncle.

After graduation from Wooster in 1913,[6] she returned to teaching in Mt Vernon, South Dakota.[8] During World War I, she and her sister Eleanor conducted surveys for the Labor Board.

Years in the West

After the war, she went west to teach in Wyoming. In 1920, she and another woman homesteaded on adjoining claims near Wheatland, Wyoming; teaching school in Wheatland during the winter and proving their claims during the summer.[10] A local rancher had helped them file their claims. This rancher had an ulterior motive for his beneficence. In order to control the water he needed for his cattle, he would pay drifters to establish claims on land, knowing they would never stick around. He expected two “school marm’s” from Ohio would not last long, either. But they proved him wrong! On November 10, 1925 Harriott received the deed to her land.

In 1922, Harriott married Angus Barton, a young rancher ten years her junior. They established a sheep ranch on the homestead and raised a family of four on the homestead during the hard times of the great depression and dust bowl.[11][12] The demand for wool during World War II finally brought prosperity.

Final Years

After the war, Angus and Harriott sold ranch and moved to Norwalk. They purchased a farm south of town in North Fairfield Township. Angus died in 1970. Harriott stayed on the farm for a few years, then sold it and moved into Norwalk. In her later years, she suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. When she could no longer live alone, she went to a nursing home in Willard, Ohio, where she died in 1981.[13] She was buried in the North Fairfield Cemetery, North Fairfield, Ohio.[14]

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Ohio, United States. Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962. (Online: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.), Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2011., Secondary quality.
  2. Kenton Ward 2, in Huron County, Ohio. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Roll: 1288; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0031; FHL microfilm: 1241288., 18 Jun 1900, Primary quality.
    1900 US Census - Norwalk, Ohio
  3. 3.0 3.1 Norwalk, Ohio City Directory, in U.S. City Directories, page 78. Publisher: The Williams Directory Company, 1909, Primary quality.
    Norwalk City Directory 1909-10
  4. Norwalk, in Huron, Ohio, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Roll: T624_1200; Page: 4B, 16 Apr 1910, Primary quality.
    US Census 1910 - Norwalk OH, page 4B US Census 1910 - Norwalk OH, page 5A
  5. 5.0 5.1 1911 Wooster College Yearbook, in U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012. (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), page 86, 1911, Primary quality.
    Wooster College Yearbook - 1911
  6. 6.0 6.1 “Alphabetical List of Alumni,” 1916 Wooster College Yearbook, in U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012. (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), page 165, 1916, Primary quality.
    Wooster College Yearbook - page 165
  7. “Alumni,” 1916 Yearbook Wooster College, in U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012. (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), page 107, 1916, Primary quality.
  8. 8.0 8.1 “Geographic Index of Alumni and Ex-Students,” 1916 Yearbook Wooster College, in U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012. (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), Page 227, 1916, Primary quality.
    Wooster College Alumni - page 227
  9. Huron, Ohio, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Norwalk Ward 2, 1920, Primary quality.
    US Census 1920 - Norwalk, OH
  10. 10.0 10.1 Wheatland, in Platte, Wyoming, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Roll: T625_2027; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 69; Image: 834, 1920, Primary quality.
    US Census 1920 - Wheatland, WY, page 4B US Census 1920 - Wheatland, WY page 5B
  11. 11.0 11.1 Fort Laramie, in Goshen, Wyoming, United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Roll: 2622; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0011; Image: 603.0; FHL microfilm: 2342356, 1930, Primary quality.
    US Census 1930 - Goshen County, WY
  12. 12.0 12.1 Doty, in Goshen, Wyoming, United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Roll: T627_4570; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 8-15., 1940, Primary quality.
    US Census 1940 - Goshen County, WY
  13. 13.0 13.1 Hayes Presidential Center, and various public libraries of Ohio. Ohio Obituary Index [database]. (Fremont, Ohio: Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, ca. 1970-), Norwalk Reflector, Norwalk, Ohio, Newspaper Page: 3 Column: 2, 27 Nov 1981, Secondary quality.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Find A Grave, Harriott Benedict Wickham Barton, Secondary quality.
  15. Norwalk Ohio High School Class of 1907, Jun 1907, Primary quality.