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Bimael Robins WICKHAM
Mary "Bessie" BALIS
Elenor "Ellen" VANFOSSEN



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1. Lucy Rebecca DARLING

2. Rosetta "Rosie" CHAPMAN


  • Born: 16 Jun 1850, Linn Co, IA 1
  • Marriage (1): Lucy Rebecca DARLING before 1880
  • Marriage (2): Rosetta "Rosie" CHAPMAN on 22 Aug 1882 in Minneapolis, Ottawa Co, KS 1
  • Died: 24 Dec 1901, Salem, Marion Co, OR at age 51 3
  • Buried: The Asylum Cem, Salem, OR 4

bullet  General Notes:

PHOTO: submitted by Randy L. Hammond (from Lucy Darling Hammond Wickham's photo album) The back side of Frank's photo was marked "Minneapolis, Kansas".

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE, December 12, 1867: On Tuesday night of last week, Mr. R. S. Niles, of Windsor Township, had a valuable horse stolen. On Thursday evening the authorities here received word from Independence that a young many, having in his possesion a horse answering the description given by Mr. Niles, had been arrested at that place - Jack Welsh was dispatched immediately to that place and returned Friday with the prisoner in charge. On Saturday, the prisoner, Frank Wickham, a young man about 20 years of age, was indicted by the grand jury for horse stealing, was brought before the court then in session at this place, plead guilty and is now awaiting sentence at this writing. (Provided by Randy Hammon from information provided by Mary Lantow.)

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE, December 17, 1889: Sheriff Bobcock is now absent at Ft. Madison on official business. He was accompanied by Frank Wickham and "Josh" Hall, who take up a residence at that place at the suggestion of Judge McGlathery. Wickham to remain 18 months and Hall to remain 11 months. Horse stealing and driving off cattle without the consent of the owner, were the principal causes of this change of residence on the part of these young men. (Note: The Iowa State Penitentiary, established in 1839, is located at Ft. Madison, IA.) (Provided by Randy Hammon from information provided by Mary Lantow.)

1880 IA CENSUS, Fayette Co, Windsor Twp: Frank Wickham, 31, married, farmer, b. OH, parents b. OH; wife Lucy, 35, married, keeping house, b. NY, parents b. NY; Isaac Wickham, 27, married, laborer on farm, b. IA, parents b. OH; wife Sophronia, 22, married, keeping house, b. IA, parents b. NY.

1885 IA CENSUS, Fayette Co, Auburn Twp: Frank Wickham, 34, farmer, b. Linn Co, IA, 95-9-29; wife "Rosatta", 19, b. KS; "Nelie", 0, b. Fayette Co. (Listed on census near Reuben & Ellen Wickham and Isaac Wickham.)

NEWSPAPER CLIPPING, Aug 27, 1889: Frank Wickham lost a mare last Monday night.....Mrs. Rose Wickham will start next Tuesday with her two little ones for a prolonged visit among her people in Kansas whom she has not seen for over seven years. She will not return to this part of the globe but will join her husband Frank Wickham at some point on their journey to Oregon where they will pitch their tent for a future home.

INFO FROM LEANN STROBE: Rosetta divorced Frank Wickham, apparently at her mother's bidding, and there appears to have been some bad feelings.

INFO FROM HUGH ZORGER: Frank and Rosetta divorced.

1900 OR CENSUS, Marion Co, East Salem, Oregon State Insane Asylum: Frank Wickham, inmate, b. June 1853 (or 1852?), 42 (or 44?), single, b. OH, parents b. OH, laborer.

OR STATE HOSPITAL LEDGERS, Vol. G, line 749: "Frank Wickham of Malheur Co., d. Dec 24, 1901 (age 43, b. unknown)"

1941 LETTER FROM EDNA ELLEN ROSSMAN CARTER TO ARTHUR WICKHAM: "Uncle Frank came to Oregan to live and died; wife Rose."


Frank married Lucy Rebecca DARLING, daughter of John DARLING and Sophrenia ROLF, before 1880. (Lucy Rebecca DARLING was born on 17 Aug 1839 in Otto, Cattaraugus Co, NY,5 died on 23 Sep 1927 in Alta Vista, Chickasaw Co, IA 5 and was buried on 25 Sep 1927 in Union Cemetery, Alta Vista, Chickasaw Co, IA 5.)


Frank next married Rosetta "Rosie" CHAPMAN, daughter of Stephen Brewster CHAPMAN and Lavina Margrett GATES, on 22 Aug 1882 in Minneapolis, Ottawa Co, KS.1 (Rosetta "Rosie" CHAPMAN was born on 12 Aug 1866 in Minneapolis, Ottawa Co, KS 1 and died on 16 May 1945 in Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS 1.)



1 Info from Leann Strobe.

2 History of Fayette Co, IA - 1878, 758.

3 1941 letter from Edna Ellen Rossman Carter.

4 Oregon State Hospital ledgers - Vol. G.

5 Obituary of Lucy Darling Hammond Wickham.

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