Memorable Manitobans: John Christie Hicks (1856-1917)
Born in Ontario on 4 July 1856, son of Wellington Hicks and Cecelia Hicks, he worked as a carpenter before coming to Winnipeg where he built a number of residences and apartment blocks. On 23 January 1878, he married Angelina Davidson (1856-1938) at Carleton, Ontario and they had two children: Percy Davidson Hicks (1883-1965) and Evelyn Agnes Hicks (1897-1995). He was found unconscious on the steps of his Winnipeg home, 848 Warsaw Avenue, and died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 4 December 1917. He was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:
Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.
“Man found unconscious dies in General Hospital,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 December 1917, page 1.
1911 Canada census, Ancestry.
Obituary [Angelina Hicks], Winnipeg Tribune, 27 August 1938, page 19.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 19 March 2022