Hattie Vansickle

ID # 632, (1885-1911)
FatherJohn Vansickle (1846-1907)
MotherEliza Misener (1843-)
BirthHattie Vansickle was born on 31 October 1885 at Troy, Beverly Township, Ontario. 
MarriageShe married Clifford James Wreaks on 11 May 1905 at Grand River Parsonage, Onondaga Township, Brant County, Ontario.

Source: Marriage reg. 004785-05 Onondaga Twp., Brant Co.
Clifford James Wreaks, 27,
Clifford James Wreaks, 27, bachelor, farmer, born England, residing Troy, Wentworth Co. Parents Joseph Wreaks and Annie Elizabeth Morehead.
Hattie Vansickle, 19, spinster, born and residing Troy, parents John Vansickle and Eliza J.P.R. Misner.
On May 11, 1905, at Grand River Parsonage, by Rev. Geo. Carpenter.
Wit. D.M. Hubbard, Claremont PO, and Clara L. Carpenter, Newport PO.
The bride and groom were Methodists.
 
DeathShe died on 17 August 1911 at Hamilton City Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, at age 25. 
NoteAt 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 this is used 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, only one record for a child for Hattie has been found - Helen Margaret Wreaks who was born in 1905.

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. 

Child of Hattie Vansickle and Clifford James Wreaks

Last Edited24 Jul 2012