Hattie Vansickle1

ID # 632, (1885-1911)
Hattie Vansickle|b. 31 Oct 1885\nd. 17 Aug 1911|p632.htm|John Vansickle|b. 1846\nd. 3 Feb 1907|p413.htm|Eliza Misener|b. 1843|p107.htm|||||||Adam Misener|b. 20 Feb 1798\nd. 21 Sep 1901|p47.htm|Helen Coleman|b. 28 Oct 1799\nd. 16 Apr 1895|p44.htm|
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     Hattie Vansickle was born on 31 October 1885 at Troy, Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario.1 She was the daughter of John Vansickle and Eliza Misener.1 She married Clifford James Wreaks on 11 May 1905 at Brant County, Ontario. (notes: 004785-05 - Clifford James WREAKS, 27, farmer, England, Troy - Wentworth Co., s/o Joseph WREAKS & Annie Elizabeth MOREHEAD, married HattieVANSICKLE, 19, Troy, same, d/o John VANSICKLE & Eliza J. P. R. MISNER, witn: D. M. HUBBARD of Claremont & Clara L. CARPENTER of Newport, 11 May 1905 at Grand River parsonage).1 She died on 17 August 1911 at Hamilton City Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, at age 25.1 At the time of the 1901 census, Hattie is living with her grandfather, Adam Misener, and her adoptive aunt, Kate Hood. Clifford 'Wrecks' is a boarder. There is some evidence (see the war memorial page in the1947 booklet History of the People of Troy) that the spelling of the name was Wreaks and I have used that here.

Clifford and Hattie's marriage registration, shown below, spells his name as Wreaks.

The Brantford Expositor marriage notice reads:

Vansickle, Hattie
> Marriage
> May 19, 1904
> BWX, P. 4, Col. 2 Reekes, Clifford (Husband)
at Grand River Parsonage on Wednesday last, Mr. Clifford Reekes and Miss Hattie Van Sickle, both of Troy were married by Rev. Geo. Carpenter.

Hattie's death registration, 034059-11, gives the cause of death as Vomiting, Pregnancy, Appendicitis and Cholangitis, Toxic. Her family physician was Jas. McQueen and her husband is said to be C.J. Wreaks of Millgrove. The death registration states that she is the daughter of John Vansickle and Eliza Misener of Troy, Ontario.

To this point, other than the child she was carrying who apparently died with her, I find no record of children.

There is no record of Hattie or Clifford in the transcription of the Millgrove Cemetery. They may be buried at Waterdown. This is a matter for future research.1

Last Edited=9 Nov 2007

Child of Hattie Vansickle and Clifford James Wreaks


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.