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Manly Earl Bickett




Manley Earl Bickett was born September 19, 1885, in Xenia, Greene Co., OH, and died July 18, 1946, at home, 4829 Austin Drive, Galveston, Galveston Co., TX, at age 60. Buried in Galveston Memorial Park, Hitchcock, Galveston Co., TX. He is the son of George McVey Bickett of Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH, and Ruth Elizabeth Simons of Clark Co., OH. Never married.




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Manley Earl Bickett is buried in Galveston Memorial Park, Hitchcock, Galveston Co., TX. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 9, 1880, shows George Bickett (age 28) born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents is a Plumber and is living on Hinling Street, 3rd Ward, City of Xenia, Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH. Living with him is his wife Elizabeth Bickett (age 27) born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents. Also living at home are their children born in Ohio: Arnold Bickett (age 4); and Maud Bickett (age 2). Also living there was a boarder, William Simons (age 25) who was a coal merchant. Leigh Larson note: William Simons is the brother of Ruth Elizabeth (Simons) Bickett.

Manley Earl Bickett was born September 19, 1885, in the City of Xenia, Greene Co., OH.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 14, 1900, shows George M. Bickett (age 48) born September 1851 in Ohio to Ohio-born parents is a Plumber married for 24 years and is living in his own home in Xenia, Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH. Living with him is his wife, Ruth E. Bickett (age 47) born in Ohio to New York-born parents, with 5 of her 6 children still alive. Also living at home are all five of the living children, all unmarried and born in Ohio: Arnold R. Bickett (age 23) born August 1876, not employed and can not read or write; Maud F. Bickett (age 22) born February 1878 and not employed; Leroy Mc Bickett (age 18) born May 1882 and is a blacksmith; Manley E. Bickett (age 14) born September 1885; and Dora A. Bickett (age 11) born August 1888.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 16, 1910, shows Geo. M. Bickett (age 57) born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents is a plumber in a shop married for 35 years living in his own home at 242 South Chestnut Street, Xenia, Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH. Living with him is his wife Ruth E. Bickett (age 56) born in Ohio to New York-born parents, with 5 of her 6 children still alive. Also living at home are all five of the living children, all unmarried and born in Ohio: Arnold R. Bickett (age 34) and not employed and can not read or write; Maud F. Bickett (age 32) and not employed; LeRoy M. Bickett (age 26) is a employed in tire repairing in a shop; Earl M. Bickett (age 24) and not employed; and Agnes Bickett (age 21) who is a school teacher in a public school.


The WWI Draft Registration Card and Registrar's Report taken on September 12, 1918, at Xenia, OH, shows Manley Earl Bickett was judged Mentally Deficient. Manley signed his name on the form. Medium Height, Stout Build, Brown Hair and Brown Eyes. He did not have an employer. His mother, Mrs. George Bickett of Yellow Springs, is his nearest relative.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 13, 1920, shows Ruth E. Bickett (age 77) born in Ohio to New York-born parents is a widow head of household living in her own home in the Village of Yellow Springs, Miami Twp., Greene Co., OH. Living with her are her two children, both unmarried, unemployed and born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents: Read A. Bickett (age 44); and Manley E. Bickett (age 34).

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1930, shows Agnes B. Chapman (age 50) born in Ohio of Ohio-born parents is a widow owning her own home valued at $6,000 who is living at 1314 24th Street, Galveston, Galveston Co., TX. She is the operating manager of a fishing pier. Living with her are her two children born in Texas to England and Ohio-born parents: Jean E. Chapman (age 10), and Robert A. Chapman (age 7). Also living there is Agnes (Bickett) Chapman's unmarried and unemployed brother; Earl Bickett (age 44) born in Ohio.


The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Greene Co., OH, Thursday, April 10, 1930

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Bickett, of Watertown, Wisconsin, were here Saturday making arrangements to start their brother, Earl Bickett to Galveston, Texas. They left Saturday evening by automobile for St. Louis, where Earl will take the train for Galveston, where he will make his home with his sister, Mrs. Chapman.


   

The WWII Draft Registration Card and Registrar's Report taken on April 27, 1942, at Galveston Co., TX, shows Manley Earl Bickett is living in Galveston, Galveston Co., TX. He is 5' 6" tall, weighs 155 pounds, with blue eyes, brown hair, and a light complexion. He is listed as being retired. He appears to have signed his card himself.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 23, 1940, shows Agnes B. Chapman (age 51) born in Ohio, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 2 years of College, is a widowed Owner and Operator of a Fishing Pier who owns her home worth $6,000 and is living at 1314 24th Street, 9th Ward, City of Galveston, Galveston Co., TX. Living with her are: her unmarried daughter, Jean Chapman (age 20) born in Texas, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of High School; her unmarried son, Robert Chapman (age 17) born in Texas, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of High School; and her unmarried brother, Earl Bickett (age 54) born in Ohio, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 5 years of School.

Manley Earl Bickett died July 18, 1946, in Galveston, Galveston Co., TX, at age 60. Buried in Galveston Memorial Park, Hitchcock, Galveston Co., TX.


Manley Earl Bickett Death Record. Primary Cause of Death: Congestive Heart Failure of 2 days; Secondary Cause of Death: Diabetes Mellitus.


The Galveston Daily News, Galveston, TX, Friday, July 19, 1946

DEATHS

BICKETT - Manly Earl Bickett, 60, a resident of Galveston for 19 years, died last night at his home, 4820 Austin Drive, Palm Garden addition. He was a native of Xenia, Ohio, where he was born Sept. 19, 1885. Mr. Bickett, a member of Central Methodist Church, is survived by one sister, Mrs. Willoughby Chapman of Galveston, and a brother, Leroy Bickett of Watertown, Wis. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Malloy & Son funeral home.


The Galveston Daily News, Galveston, TX, Saturday, July 20, 1946

DEATHS

BICKETT - Funeral services for Manly Earl Bickett, 60, who died Thursday night at his home in Palm Garden addition, have been tentatively set for 4 o'clock this afternoon at Malloy & Son funeral home, with Rev. W. W. Hawthorne of Central Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Galveston Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jeff Huddisson, Charles Beall, A. B. Coates, R. W. H. White, Gus Klein, and J. A. McBride.