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72. Lois Lydia HAMMOND (16)(40) (41) Photo was born on 25 Mar 1882 in Batavia, Genesee, NY.(8) (38) She died on 30 Jan 1973 in Utica, NY.(8)(16) She died at 4:15 am at the Masonic Home in Utica where she had been a resident since 1968. She was buried on 2 Feb 1973 in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia, Genesee, NY.(27) (16) Burial in plot 692-A. Map in files. Lois attended Batavia Union School. In 1897-98 she was in the 8th Grande at the Ross St. school in the class taught by Emma L. Comstock. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Batavia Chapter of OES, and a member of the Rebekah Lodge. In the 1900 Batavia Directory she is listed as a milliner at 27 Central Ave. [ the home of her parents].

She was married to William Edward WICKS (son of Stephen Ackley WICKS and Christiana HAIGHT) on 31 Dec 1902 in Batavia, Genesee, NY.(16)(8) The home of Mr. and Mrs. OD Hammond, No. 37 Central Avenue, was the happy scene Wednesday afternoon of the happy and pretty wedding when their daughter, Miss Lois Lydia became the bride of W. Edward Wicks in the presence of about 40 relatives and friends of the contracting parties. The house was prettily decorated for the ocassion in green and white. The bride was unattended and wore a handsome gown of castor silk trimmed with lace and carried a shower bouquet of carnations. Rev CF Creighton performed the cerrmony promptly at 5 o'clock. Previous to the ceremony Miss Laura Smith played the Lohengrin wedding chorus and during the ceremony "O Promise Me". After the ceremony and after the young people had recieved the congratulations of the assembled guests, a bountiful wedding repast was served, the bride's table being trimmed with green and white. Mr. and Mrs. Wicks are now on a brief wedding trip and will be home a t No. 27 Central Ave,.after February 1st. The following were the out of town guests: Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Wicks, Mr, and Mrs. Howard Isaac, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones and Eli Jones of Elba, Mr. E. Clark of Fulton, Miss Pearl Rolfe of Wellsville, Miss Alice Capin, Miss Laura Smith and W. Schwartz of Buffalo, and Mr. and Mrs. Sunricker of Attica. The 1880 census shows a servants living with them - Alexander McCargs from England. Christiana's mother is living with them also. William Edward WICKS(8) (16) Photo was born on 5 Dec 1872 in Elba, Genesee, NY.(8) He died on 13 Oct 1927 in Batavia, Genesee, NY.(8) (16) He died suddenly at his home at 6 am. He had been in ill health and confined to his bed for the last four weeks. He died of heart failure. He was buried on 15 Oct 1927 in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia, Genesee, NY.(8) (27) Rev. Ernest W. Collings, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiated at the burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia, NY- The bearers were Harry W. Driber, John A. Will, Ray B. Gowing, A. Edward Hanns, Harry Lapp and George Miller all of Batavia, NY. Burial in plot # 692.- Map in files. He was employed by the former Baker Gen & Forging Co. for a time and then went into the automobile accessories business. In his business he was a partner of Ray B. Gowing and later of John A Will. He was a member of Batavia lodge #475, F&AM, Batavia Chapter - RAM, a life member of Batavia lodge of the Elks, and a member of Batavia lodge #107-IOOF. Lois Lydia HAMMOND and William Edward WICKS had the following children:

child+137 i. Ackley Decoral WICKS.
child+138 ii. Harold LaVern WICKS.
child+139 iii. Loren Hammond WICKS.
child+140 iv. John Raymond WICKS.
child+141 v. Evlyn Onolee WICKS.
child+142 vi. Jeanette Maebelle WICKS.
child+143 vii. Robert Oscar WICKS Sr..