Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lost and Found--May Hicks and Margaret Hicks Devine

May Hicks sitting and Margaret Hicks Devine standing

May Hicks and Margaret Hicks Devine pictured in this photo postcard, perhaps circa 1925 as both ladies appear to have wedding bands on their ring finger. The Hick's sisters were daughters of William Stidger Hicks and Samatha B. Fletcher. Eva May was born on February 26, 1895 and Margaret (Maggie) on November 9, 1897, both in Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia. The Hicks lived on a farm in Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia in the 1900 and 1910 census. By 1920 the family had relocated to Liberty, Ohio County, West Virginia.
The children of William Stidger Hicks and Samantha B. Fletcher;
1. Eva May Hicks
2. Margaret B. Hicks
3. John W. Hicks
4. Elmer C. Hicks
5. Rhea M. Hicks

Margaret Hicks married John Garfield Devine on April 9, 1921 at Woodsdale, Wheeling, West Virginia. The 1930 Pennsylvania census lists the couple living in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania. The Devines are listed as having a daughter, Harriet Devine, age 19. From various records I have been able to locate, it appears that John had a first marrige to Jennie Fordyce on February 16, 1907 in Monongalia County, West Virginia and Harriet is his daughter from that union. John is employed as a drilling contractor with an oil and gas company.

Eva May Hicks married Luster Parsons on January 19, 1923 at Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia. The Parsons settled in Cameron, Marshall County West Virginia, where Luster farmed. On the 1930 West Virginia census, the Parsons have a daughter, Freda Virginia born on December 30,1926 in Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia.

Photo postcard was purchased at an antique store in Cheat Lake, West Virginia on a vacation, July 2010. I am not related to this family.

-1900 West Virginia Census, Cameron, Marshall, West Virginia; Roll: T623_1765; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 67

- 1930 Pennsylvania Census, Waynesburg, Greene, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2044; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 29. (for John Garfield Devine)

-1930 West Virginia Census, Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia; Roll: 2543, Page: 8A;
Enumeration District: 2. (for Luster Parsons)

-Birth Records, Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia.

-World War I Draft Registration, Monongalia County, West Virginia; Roll: 1992863; Draft Board: 0.

-World War II Draft Registration, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; State Headquarters: Pennsylvania; Microfilm Series: M1951; Microfilm Roll: 71.
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1 comment:

  1. Jennie and J G Devine had two daughters - Bernice and Harriet- Jennie died in 1918 when Bernice was 10 and Harriet was 8