Wickwire, Hanlan Garfield (1880-1956)

Hanlan Garfield Wickwire lived at 1890 Georgia Street from 1914 to 1916. He sometimes worked as a farmer, and sometimes as a chauffeur.

 

Family Background

Hanlan Garfield Wickwire was born in Romney, Kent County, Ontario, on October 17, 1880. His parents were William Wickwire and Matilda Ann Coatsworth.

 

Marriage to Maggie Mills

On September 29, 1903, in Romney, Ontario, Hanlan Wickwire married Maggie Ione Mills. She was born in Wheatley, Ontario on June 16, 1880. Her parents were Horatio Edward Mills and Amarissa Jane Nichols.

 

Windsor Star (Windsor, Ontario), October 3, 1903, page 2, column 3.

 

 

To Vancouver

Hanlan arrived in Vancouver about 1910; he moved almost every year, and he had a series of occupations, mostly relating to real estate.

He first appeared in Vancouver in 1910 as “H. G. Wickwire, builder”; he was living at 2128 Alberta Street. Maggie was working at Pearl Tea Parlors at 3230 Westminster Avenue (later Main Street), along with Jeanne Wickwire.

In 1911, “Hamlin G. Wickwire” was at 202 East 20th Ave. associated with the real estate firm of Wickwire Brothers at 3304 Main Street. Aylmer M. Wickwire and William C. Wickwire were the other Wickwire Brothers.

By 1912, “Hanlon” was living at 4180 Ontario Street. He was in a new real estate business called Wickwire and Co., along with Woodford A. Higgs. The company’s office was at at 3326 Main Street.

In 1913, “Hanlan” had moved again, to 471 West 20th Avenue. He was the manager of the Wellington Arcade, a shooting gallery 106 East Hastings Street.

In 1914 and 1915, Hanlan was a chauffeur, and he was living at 1890 Georgia Street.

 

 

British Columbia Vehicle Registration Information; Nos. 2,988 – 5,437 (1916 to 1919); https://www.bcpl8s.ca/PDFs/GR0665/Volume-12/4619-4625.pdf. Permit Number: 4623, make of automobile: Russell; owner: H.G. Wickwire; address: 1890 Georgia Street.

 

 

H.G. Wickwire’s Russell car at Vancouver’s “Hollow Tree” in Stanley Park; inset, showing licence number: 4623; http://antique.vccc.com/Russell/archive/1912RussellHGWickwire.jpg. [Information courtesy of Peter Findlay.]

According to the Vintage Car Club of Canada; https://www.vccc.com/, the car is a 1912 Russell “30”, and the photograph was taken at the Hollow Tree in Vancouver’s Stanley Park in 1915: http://antique.vccc.com/Russell/archive/index.htm.

In 1916, Hanlan was still at 1890 Georgia Street, with “farmer” as his occupation.

 

To Alberta

In 1917, Hanlan was gone from the Vancouver directory. Sometime in 1916, the family moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta, near Maggie’s father and other relatives, where Hanlan became a farmer.

 

Later Years

On December 4, 1922, Hanlan went on a trip to Detroit, Michigan, apparently intending to stay there an indefinite period of time. He gave his occupation as “motor mechanic.” Maggie was apparently still living at Red Willow, Alberta.

In July 1923, Harlan again entered the United States, this time along with Maggie and their daughter, Ione.

Harlan and Maggie lived in Detroit from about 1923 to 1945; later they moved to Wheatley, Ontario, where they were still living in 1949.

Hanlon died in 1956 and Maggie died in 1957. They were both buried in the Erie Cemetery in Romney, Ontario.

 

Hanlan and Maggie had one child, Ione Wickwire (1906-1999).

 

 

Sources

Harlan Garfield Wickwire

Harlan Garfield Wickwire, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SBZ7-5MH

Hanlan Garfield * Wickwire (1880–1956); Birth: OCTOBER 17 1880, Wheatley, Romney Township, Ontario, Canada; Death: 1956, Wheatley, Kent County, Ontario Canada.

Hanlan Garfield Wickwire (October 1880 – 1959 [sic]); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K2TR-6VH.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNLR-WQ4 : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Hanlan Garfield Wickwire, 1880.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVD5-64M : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Hanlan Garfield Wiskwire in household of William Wiskwire, Romney, Kent, Ontario, Canada.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWLH-YCT : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Garfield Wickwire, Romney, Kent, Ontario, Canada.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMK6-13D : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Garfield Wickwire in entry for Jacob L Morris, 1900.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHL4-96D : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Garfield Wickwire in entry for William Wickwire, 1901.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZBG-JHS : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Hamlon Garfield Wickwire and Maggie Ione Mills, 1903.

“Canada Census, 1916,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KM5G-KJ1 : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Garfield Wickwire, 1916.

“Canada Census, 1916,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KM5G-VBR : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Hanlon G Wickwire, 1916.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XL9P-Q31 : accessed 10 Sep 2013), H Garfield Wickwire, 1923.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X25J-4P5 : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Maggie Wickwire, 1923.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X25J-4PR : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Jone Wickwire, 1923.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X7MR-ZNP : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Hanlan G Wickwire, 1930.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH99-R83 : 22 January 2020), Hanlan Wickwire, Ward 8, Detroit, Detroit City, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 84-391, sheet 13A, line 21, family 263, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1852.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J4SS-QLJ : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Hanlan Garfield Wickwire, 1942.

“Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8MN-M5Y : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Hanlan Garfield Wickwire, 1949.

“Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8MN-M51 : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Maggie Iona Wickwire, 1949.

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid: http://ocfa.islandnet.com/ocfa-search.php?page=2&surname=wickwire.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23T-H15R : 7 June 2016), Garfield Wickwire, ; Burial, Wheatley, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Erie Cemetery; citing record ID 161684154, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/161684154: “Hanlan Garfield Wickwire; Birth: 17 Oct 1880, Wheatley, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Death: 1956 (aged 75–76), Wheatley, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Burial: Erie Cemetery, Wheatley, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID:161684154.” [Image available at http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/714693.]

 

Maggie Ione Mills (wife of Harlan Garfield Wickwire)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMN8-RJT : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Horatio Edward Mills and Jane Nichols, 1875.

“Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XL24-16N : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Amarissa Jane Nichols in entry for Emma Pearl Mills, 27 Aug 1878.

“Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XL24-16G : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Amarissa Jane Nichols in entry for Lillian Mills, 27 Aug 1878.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMD7-S4P : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Jane Nichols in entry for Cecil Carlile Mills, 1882.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMZF-3GM : accessed 10 Sep 2013), Ammerish Jane Nichols in entry for Frank Stanley Mills, 1884.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7MR-ZN5 : accessed 27 January 2020), Maggie I Wickwire in household of Hanlan G Wickwire, Detroit (Districts 0001-0250), Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 42, sheet 2B, line 79, family 46, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1033; FHL microfilm 2,340,768.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH99-R8Q : 22 January 2020), Maggie Wickwire in household of Hanlan Wickwire, Ward 8, Detroit, Detroit City, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 84-391, sheet 13A, line 22, family 263, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1852.

 

Ione Pearl Wickwire (daughter of Harlan Garfield Wickwire) 

Ione Pearl Wickwire Gardner, Find A Grave; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/161684166: “Ione Pearl Wickwire Gardner; Birth: 21 May 1906, Wheatley, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Death: 1 Apr 1999 (aged 92); Wayne County, Michigan, USA; BURIAL: Erie Cemetery, Wheatley, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 161684166

 

 

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