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Henry Lithgow Rickey

Male 1863 - 1945  (81 years)


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  • Name Henry Lithgow Rickey 
    Born 19 Dec 1863  Ione, Amador Co, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  San Pasqual, San Diego Co, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 1 Sep 1945  San Diego, San Diego Co, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried San Diego (Mt Hope Cem), San Diego Co, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • !Lithgow Family Genealogy.
      !1870 CA Census, San Diego Co, San Diego, 721/729, p 45.
      !1880 CA Census, San Diego Co, San Pasqual Twp, ED 71, Sht 18, Ln 43.
      !A History of the Ione Methodist Church Celebration (1852-1945).
      !FGS at LDS Archives, FHL, Salt Lake City, UT. Submitted by Paul Oscar Green.
      !CA Death Index, San Diego Co, #2052, 45-66349, vol F, p 11731
      !Round Robin Letter abt 1949 from JULIA HORTENSE RICKEY KYLE.

      !Dates are authenticated by BERNICE Y. BROWN's photographs of tomb markers.
      !Henry Rickey was the first newspaper delivery boy for the San Diego Union,
      from 1873 to 1877. The newspaper offices were located in a little frame
      building at the corner of 4th Street and Broadway. He was the only carrier at
      that time, so he delivered all the papers in San Diego. He did his deliveries
      on horseback. Henry later worked for the Marston Company, first as a
      livery and delivery boy, then as a bookkeeper, finally as a shipping clerk. He
      then worked for the Hamilton Grocery Company, in charge of the branch store in
      Coronado when it opened in 1887. Henry and Minnie lived in an apartment over
      the store at 2nd Street and Orange.

      !The marriage of Henry Rickey and Minnie Wilcox was performed at the home of
      her sister, Lucy (wife of George Dannals). Lucy and George's home was at
      Thirteenth and I streets. In those days that was the
      "exclusive" part of San Diego. The newlyweds honeymoon was spent behind two
      spanking horses on a trip to Julian, where her family lived.
      About 1912 they moved to El Cajon, CA. They lived there for several years
      on a ranch. From El Cajon they moved to Jamacha where Horace Wilcox
      (Brother-in-law) and Henry bought a ranch. The floods of 1916 made a riverbed
      of the ranch, so they moved back to San Diego.
      !Roger Rickey, grandson of Frederick Josephus Rickey, thinks that Henry Lithgow
      and his grandfather were, at one time, associated in the dairy business.
      !GEDCOM from BERNICE YENAWINE BROWN, 1332 Bennett Rd, Paradise, CA 95969.
    Person ID I174  Rickey Database
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2019 

    Father Josephus Hoffman Rickey,   b. 28 Apr 1831, Fayette, Ross Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1909, San Diego, San Diego Co, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane "Jennie" Lithgow,   b. 19 Aug 1836, Erie, Erie Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1901, San Diego, San Diego Co, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1857  Ione, Amador Co, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Minnie Galena Wilcox,   b. 19 Nov 1864, Three Oaks, Berrien Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1952, San Diego, San Diego Co, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 12 May 1886  San Diego, San Diego Co, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Dec 1863 - Ione, Amador Co, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - San Pasqual, San Diego Co, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 May 1886 - San Diego, San Diego Co, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Sep 1945 - San Diego, San Diego Co, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - San Diego (Mt Hope Cem), San Diego Co, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S6] 1880 US Federal Census.