Rick Wickwire's Blog

November 28, 2009

Request From Michael Wickware

Filed under: Family,Genealogy — Rick Wickwire @ 2:29 pm

Hi everyone. Tomorrow I am leaving Guinea for a three week vacation and I plan to be traveling a lot and won’t have my computer with me, so this issue will be the last one until I get back to site. Fran is planning on taking up all my time while I am home and she appears very serious about it. Hopefully all of you will be involved in holiday planning as well and won’t miss the issues.

Unfortunately we also have some very sad news to share with you this week. Deltra Wickware Johnson passed away on the 17th of November. Here is the notice that cousin Linda Tannis sent to us:

JOHNSON, Deltra Died Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday November 17, 2009. Deltra Wickware, formerly of RR # 1, Lyndhurst, in her 93rd year. Widow of Dr. D.S. Johnson (D.J.). Dear Mother of Deltra Willis of Watertown, N.Y., Sharon-Gay and her husband Dr. Nick Doroszkiewicz of Hagersville. Predeceased by son, Dr. Graeme Johnson. Also survived by daughter-in-law, Kim Johnson. Predeceased by brother, Douglas McNeil Wickware. Fondly remembered by grandchildren, Deltra Lynne, Andrew, Ashley, Andrea, Allan, Fraser, Curtis and Cameron as well as great-grandchildren, Zachary and William. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Private Inurnment Service will be held at Capital Memorial Gardens, Nepean at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Carveth Care Centre, Gananoque or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the SCOTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 27 MAIN STREET, ELGIN: 1-613-359-5555


November 20, 2009

Stephen Beck Research

Filed under: Family,Genealogy — Rick Wickwire @ 7:39 pm

We also have another part of the Stephen Beck research for you this week. Two weeks ago we gave you Stephen’s first generation story, and then last week it was the second generation story about one of John Wickware’s sons, Peter. This week it is the third generation and a son of Peter, Joseph Wickwire that is the focus of the research. The story is very long so we are breaking it into two parts and will share the rest next week. Here is the first part:

Captain JOSEPH WICKWIRE – 1734-1822

The Third Generation

Joseph Wickwire was born 22 June 1734 and baptized 16 October 1734 in the North Parish of New London, Connecticut, the seventh child of Peter and Patience (Chapel) Wickwire.  His father died when Joseph was ten years old.  Peter’s will directed that his son, Joseph, be apprenticed in some trade when he became 14 years old.  Peter’s will also directed a part of the estate be distributed when all his children reached full age.  The estate was not distributed until 1765, however, when Joseph was settled in Bennington, Vermont.  Whether he received his share, or relinquished it to a relative, is yet unknown.


Welcome Scot Lawrence

Filed under: Family,Genealogy — Rick Wickwire @ 7:13 pm

Greetings everyone. One more week to go after this one and I head home for the Thanksgiving holidays. I am really looking forward to it. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, mainly because I love turkey and dressing and ham and cranberry sauce and green bean casserole and potato salad and all the other trimmings. Makes me hungry just thinking about it. Fran is a really good cook so that makes it all the better.

A new cousin found us just this weekend and we want to make welcome Scot Lawrence. He did such a good job of introducing himself we will just copy his email to us, plus a snippet from his website that we found interesting and very nice. Here is his email:

Hello Wickwire Family!

I got this email address from your excellent http://www.wickware.com/ website.

My name is Scot Lawrence, I’m your cousin! (well, a cousin to some of you! ;))


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