Wickett, Alfred Edward

Birth Name Wickett, Alfred Edward
Gender male
Age at Death 69 years, 4 months, 13 days

Narrative

Alfred Edward Wickett, b. 19 Aug 1873, Granville, Lot 21, PEI, Canada; d. 14 September 1943, Kirkwood, Missouri. He was married three times. He married (1) Gertrude May Thompson 27 Jun 1894 in Old Town, Maine, daughter of Aratus Thompson and Minnie Bates. She was born May 1876 in Corinna, Maine, and died 1944 in Maine. (Gertrude married Charles R. Scales in 1919).
He married (2) Mrs. Myrtle Annie Bamford, 18 Nov 1918, in York Co., NB, Canada, daughter of John Brewer and Margaret Brewer. She was born 11 Jun 1891 in Burtts Corners, NB, CAN, and died 9 Jul 1978 in Brewer, ME. He married (3) Sophia 19 Aug 1930 in St Louis Co, MO. She was born 1872, and died Aft. 1943 in Pos. Near Phoenix, AZ.
In the 1920 census, Lawrence (22) and Chester (16) were living in Penobscot Maine with Lore Alford and his family.

Children of Alfred Wickett and Gertrude Thompson are:

i. Laurence C. Wickett, b. 24 Apr 1896, Old Town, Maine; d. 1 Sep 1955, St Louis, Missouri; m. Regina E. Specking, Bef. 1928, Prob. Missouri; b. 3 Feb 1906, Missouri; d. 14 Jan 1962, Missouri. In 1930, Lawrence and Regina were in Saint Ferdinand, St. Louis, Missouri with their 2 year old daughter Laurencia.

ii. Chester Gilmore Wickett, b. 6 Jan 1904, Old Town, Maine; d. 21 Mar 1975, Fall River, Massachusetts.

iii. Lloyd Wickett, b. 8 Sep 1907, Old Town, Maine; d. 8 Sep 1907, Old Town, Maine.

In 1910:
Alfred E Wickett 36y
Gertrude M Wickett 33y
Laurence C Wickett 13y
Chester G Wickett 6y

In 1920:
Alfred Wickett 46y
Myrtle Wickett 28y
Delores Banford 6y

Penobscot Times "Mrs Penrose Wickett has received word that her brotherinlaw Alfred Wickett ofValley Park Mo and formerly an employee of Old Town Canoe Co died Tuesday of this week. Survivors in this area include four nieces and a nephew MrsWinifred MacDonald arid Mrs Sam Laskey of Grea WorkMrs Byron Eagerly of Cardville arid Vaughan Wickett of Great works"
Fri, Sep 17, 1943 Page : 1

 

Narrative

From the website of Dragonfly Canoe Works:

St. Louis Meramec Canoe Company
St. Louis Meramec (Meraco) "arrowhead" deck.

The St. Louis Meramec Canoe Company (Meraco) was founded by Alfred Wickett in the early 1922. Wickett had previously worked for the Old Town Canoe Company from ca.1900 to 1914, and he had founded the Penobscot Canoe Company (Pecaco) in 1915.

In 1930, the name of the company was changed to St. Louis Boat and Canoe Company. The company ceases to manufacture canoes in 1978. Also in 1930, Alfred’s son Lawrence “Chummy” Wickett formed the St. Louis Boat & Motor Company.

Identifying Features:

The most distinctive feature of Meraco canoes is the “arrowhead” deck, which is a refinement of the “spearhead” deck Wickett patented while running the Penobscot Canoe Company. Unlike other makes of canoe, where the inner gunwales extend to the stems, the inner gunwales of Meraco canoes are cut short at a taper, and the the deck is notched to receive them such that the tips of the inwales are captured.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth August 19, 1873 Granville, Lot 21, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada Margate charge church records & PEI Bap. Index  
Death 1943 Kirkwood, Missouri    

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Wickett, HenryJanuary 29, 1830May 19, 1881
Mother Dyment, Mary AnnMay 8, 1836September 14, 1896
    Brother     Wickett, Humphrey Dymont January 20, 1854 January 4, 1941
    Brother     Wickett, William Henry September 13, 1855 February 2, 1923
    Brother     Wickett, Lewis Albert December 28, 1857 October 28, 1931
    Sister     Wickett, Serena Alice Ashton April 21, 1861 October 29, 1950
    Sister     Wickett, Eleanor Josephine June 24, 1863 October 31, 1944
    Brother     Wickett, Thomas Adams August 5, 1865 1928
    Brother     Wickett, Penrose Havelock July 9, 1867 1940
    Sister     Wickett, Sarah Ann Annie July 20, 1870 May 5, 1903
    Sister     Wickett, Sophia Jane Jennie June 29, 1871 1938
         Wickett, Alfred Edward August 19, 1873 1943
    Sister     Wickett, Fannie Lavinia May 23, 1876 May 9, 1950
    Brother     Wickett, Richard Herbert April 5, 1878 September 3, 1932

Families

Family of Wickett, Alfred Edward and Thompson, Gertrude May

Married Wife Thompson, Gertrude May ( * + ... )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage June 27, 1894   Maine Vital Records  
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Wickett, LawrenceApril 18961955
Wickett, Chester G.January 6, 1904March 21, 1975
Wickett, Floyd19071907

Family of Wickett, Alfred Edward and Brewer, Myrtle Annie

Married Wife Brewer, Myrtle Annie ( * + ... )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage November 18, 1918 Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada NB Vital Stats  

Family of Wickett, Alfred Edward and St. Clair, Sophia

Married Wife St. Clair, Sophia ( * + ... )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage August 18, 1930 Missouri, United States