Rick Wickwire's Blog

November 20, 2009

Photo Issue Canadian Army Paybook

Filed under: Family,Photos — Rick Wickwire @ 8:45 pm

Here is a rare find. This is an Army Paybook for a Canadian cousin, Orval Earle Wickwire. Here is the description:
WW1 Canadian Army Pay Book.  In the name of Orval Earle WICKWIRE, Reg. Number 880717, who joined 4th Res Battn., Western Ontario Regiment.  All usual details with stamp saying book opened 8 April 1917 and last entry 8-3-19.  Shows usual Wear and Tear but nice example. 

Now, one of the interesting parts to this find is that we have a different name for this gentleman, and we ask for help from our great Canadian researchers on this. We have him listed as Orvis Earle Wickwire, son of Joseph Wesley and Theresa Adela Moody Wickwire. We are not sure where our information comes from, so any help you can give would be appreciated. We can’t find a connection to Orval or Orvis in any of the ancestral lines. We do see him listed in Canadian census lists as Orvis.

Another oddity in names on this family is that Orvis Earle’s mother, whom we have as Theresa Adela Moody, also has been listed as Tressa Adela Moody in various official papers. Anyone who may have more info on this, please let us know. In conclusion we are going to leave Orvis Earle Wickwire the way we had it originally, and call the first paperwork shown above as an aberration.

Photo Issue Headstones

Filed under: Family,Photos — Rick Wickwire @ 8:26 pm

Cousin Michele Walke kindly sent in some photos from the Pontiac, Michigan cemetery where many of her family are buried. Here is Michelle’s note to us with the details:


Here are some photos from Oak Hill Cemetery in Plymouth, Michigan. They are for my Paternal Great-Grandfather Edward Wickware and his wife, Sarah, my Paternal Grandmother, Flossie Belle (Wickware) Walke and her husband, Sanford Evans Walke, her sister Hazel’s first husband, John Doty, and Flossie’s eldest son, (my Uncle) Robert Walke.

Michele Walke

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Photo Issue

Filed under: Family,Photos — Rick Wickwire @ 7:54 pm

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