1880 Edith Ricker Cabinet Photo, wife of Franklin Hicks, Salamanca NY
Vintage Victorian 19th c. cabinet Photo of Edith Hicks
On reverse: "Edith Ricker Hicks Wedding Picture" is handwritten in old ballpoint pen ink script. Photo type: Oversize Cabinet Card Photograph. Photographer: Unmarked, Unknown. Found in Monroe County, NY. A beautiful old 1880's clearly signed image of Edith in her beautiful gown. She married Frank A. Hicks.
Found in Public Records:
The info and bios below are from "Allegany County and its People: A Centennial Memorial History of Allegany County, New York" published in 1896 by John Stearns Minard; Georgia Drew Merrill, Publisher: Alfred, N.Y.: W.A. Fergusson & Co.:
"Charles Ricker is the son of Henry P. Ricker who was born in Waterboro, Maine in 1831. He came to Cuba NY where he married Sarah A. Reynolds, daughter of Major L.J. Reynolds, a popular hotel keeper for many years in that village. Their children were Eugene Ricker, now in Scranton, Pa., Charles, Clarence and Edith (Mrs. Frank Hicks of Cuba). Mr. Ricker located at Black Creek about 1853, engaged in merchandising, and resided there until 1875 when he removed to Cuba and was associated with his brother-in-law, F.C. Reynolds, in the hardware business. In 1881 he returned to Black Creek, resumed charge of the general store, and is still resident there. Charles Ricker was born at Black Creek NY, town of New Hudson NY, in 1861,
"Frank A. Hicks, formerly of Cuba and Black Creek, died Tuesday at his home in Salamanca, New York Cattauraugus County. Mr. Hicks had been ill for about three weeks. He was 61 years old. In 1901 Mr. Hicks, then proprietor of a laundry on South street, sold the business to Moses & Webster. He moved with his family to Black Creek, where he conducted a general store until four years ago, when he moved to Salamanca, since when he had managed the Home Dairy store on Main street of that place. The deceased is survived by his wife, Edith Ricker Hicks; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Rittinger of Buffalo and Miss Dorothy Hicks, who lived with her parents. There is also a son, Robert Hicks of Hornell; one sister, Mrs. Alva Amsden of Black Creek, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Salamanca yesterday afternoon. The body was then brought to Black Creek for interment In that cemetery. Mr. Hicks resided in Cuba a number of years and was a member of the local lodge of I.O.O.F., IOOF, Odd Fellows lodge."
A beautiful old image! Salamanca NY is in Cattaraugus County. Black Creek is a hamlet in the town of New Hudson, in Allegany County, New York. The name is derived from a stream that flows nearby. The community lies between Cuba and Belfast NY.
Size 5.25 x 8.5 inches
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