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Elizabeth Wickham was born about December 1839 in Ohio to Seth Wickham and Elizabeth Wilkins Wickham.1

Elizabeth married Obediah Hooper on 9 Mar 1862 in Bourbon County, Kansas at the house of her sister and brother-in-law, Etna Ecart and Sarah Wickham Ecart.2 Obediah and Elizabeth had seven children: Rebecca, John, Henry, Sarah Ellen, and Mary, and two that died in childhood, William T. and a second unknown infant.3 The family lived on 160 acres in Neosha County that Obediah purchased in 1872.4

Obediah died of typhoid fever on 23 Jan 1880 at the age of 43.5 Elizabeth remained in Lincoln Township in Neosha County, with Obediah’s brother, Thomas, and his children, Ida and Charles, moving in with the family.6 At the turn of the century, Elizabeth’s sister, Sarah, also a widow, had joined Elizabeth and her children.7 Elizabeth was near her family for the rest of her years.8

"Elizabeth Hooper Visits Daughter, Mrs. Fred Quirin," news article, Erie Sentinel (Erie, Kansas), 7 Feb 1908, p. 1, col. 5.
“Elizabeth Hooper Visits Daughter, Mrs. Fred Quirin,” news article, Erie Sentinel (Erie, Kansas), 7 Feb 1908, p. 1, col. 5.

Elizabeth created her last will and testament on 25 May 1908.9 Elizabeth Wickham Hooper died on 27 Sept at her home in Lincoln Township.10

Probate estate files, Elizabeth Hooper, affidavit of death, 27 Sept 1913, filed 7 Oct 1913.
Probate estate files, Elizabeth Hooper, affidavit of death, 27 Sept 1913, filed 7 Oct 1913.

Elizabeth is buried in McCune, Crawford County, Kansas.11 Her son, John served as her executor as her estate was probated.12


Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, author, “Elizabeth Wickham Hooper” Chasing Light Media, Cool Adventures ( https://cooladventures.com/genealogy/elizabeth-wickham-hooper/ : posted 2021).


  1. Elizabeth in her parents household, 1850 U.S. census, Hanover Township, Licking County, Ohio, population schedule, dwelling 369, Seth Wickham household.
    – Seth Wickham, age 51, manufacturing, born in New York
    – Elizabeth Wickham, age 44, born in Pennsylvania
    – Sarah Wickham, age 21, born in Ohio
    – William Wickham, age 18, born in Ohio
    – Thomas Wickham, age 15, born in Ohio
    – Elizabeth Wickham, age 10, born in Ohio
    – Catherine Wickham, age 5, born in Ohio

  2. Bourbon County, Kansas, Marriage Record from Oct 1855, vol. 1, p. 73, Obadiah Hooper–Elisabeth Wickham, 9 Mar 1862. Married at the house of Etna Ecart. Obediah Hooper of Mound City, Linn County and Elisibeth Wicham of Marion Township, Bourbon County.
    Also,
    McLean County, Illinois, Marriage Index, Etna Ecart–Sarah Wickham, 22 Feb 1855.

  3. 1900 U.S. census, Lincoln, Neosho County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 178, sheet 3B, dwelling 62, Elizabeth Hooper household.
    – Elizabeth Hooper, age 60, widow, born Dec 1839 in Ohio, 7 children born, 5 children living
    Also, 1870 U.S. census, Lincoln, Neosho County, Kansas, population schedule, p. 4, dwelling 30, family 31, Obidiah Hooper household.
    – Obediah Hooper, age 34, born in Illinois, farmer
    – Elizabeth Hooper, age 32, born in Ohio
    – Rebecca Hooper, age 5, born in Kansas
    – William T. Hooper, age 2, born in Kansas
    Also, 1880 U.S. census, Lincoln, Neosho County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 169, sheet 231 D (stamped), dwelling 13, Elizabeth Hooper household.
    – Elizabeth Hooper, age 40, widow, born in Ohio
    – Rebecka Hooper, age 16, daughter, born in Kansas
    – John Hooper, age 16, born in Kansas
    – Henry Hooper, age 7, born in Kansas
    – Ellen Hooper, age 4, daughter, born in Kansas
    – Mary Hooper, age 1, daughter, born in Kansas
    – Thomas Hooper, brother-in-law, age 34, born in Missouri
    – Ida Hooper, niece, age 10, born in Kansas
    – Charles Hooper, nephew, age 8, born in Kansas

  4. Neosho County, Kansas, Deed Records, vol. H, p. 412, C. F. Hutchings to Obediah Hooper, 16 Mar 1872 and p. 413, Andrew and Christina Skaggs to Obediah Hooper, 11 Mar 1872.

  5. 1880 U.S. census, Lincoln, Neosho County, Kansas, mortality schedule, enumeration district (ED) 169, p. 1, Obidiah Hooper.
    Obidiah Hooper, age 32, married, born in Illinois, mother born in Kentucky, farmer, died in January, cause of death typhoid fever, resident of county 8 years.
    Also,
    Find A Grave, memorial 10717576, Obediah Hooper (1836-1880), Frogge Cemetery, McCune, Crawford County, Kansas; memorial created by Big John (contributor 4698642). Headstone reads: We / Loved / Him / Obediah Hooper / Died / Jan. 23, 1880 / Aged / 43 Yrs, 3 Mos / & 7 Dys.
    Note: Age calculates to 16 Oct 1836 for birth.

  6. 1880 U.S. census, Lincoln, Neosho County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 169, sheet 231 D (stamped), dwelling 13, Elizabeth Hooper household.

  7. 1900 U.S. census, Lincoln, Neosho County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 178, sheet 3B, dwelling 62, Elizabeth Hooper household.
    – Elizabeth Hooper, age 61, born in Ohio
    – Rebecca Baughman, daughter, age 36, born in Kansas
    – John Hooper son, age 28, born in Kansas
    – Henry Hooper, son, age 27, born in Kansas
    – Sarah E Hooper, daughter, age 23, born in Kansas
    – Mary E Hooper, daughter, age 21, born in Kansas
    – Walter A Baughman, grandson, age 1, born in Kansas
    -Sarah Eckart, sister, age 71, born in Ohio

  8. “Elizabeth Hooper Visits Daughter, Mrs. Fred Quirin,” news article, Erie Sentinel (Erie, Kansas), 7 Feb 1908, p. 1, col. 5. Also,
    1910 U.S. census, Lincoln, Neosho County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 204, sheet 5B, dwelling 62, Elizabeth Hooper household.
    – Elizabeth Hooper, age 70, born in Ohio
    – John Hooper, son, age 39, born in Kansas
    – Henry Hooper, son, age 36, born in Kansas
    – Mary Hooper, daughter, age 30, born in Kansas
    – Walter Backman, grandson, age 11, born in Kansas

  9. Neosho County, Kansas, Probate Court, Probate estate files, Elizabeth Hooper, last will and testament, 25 May 1908.

  10. Neosho County, Kansas, Probate Court, Probate estate files, Elizabeth Hooper, affidavit of death, 27 Sept 1913, filed 7 Oct 1913.

  11. Find A Grave, memorial 10717576, Elizabeth Hooper, Frogge Cemetery, McCune, Crawford County, Kansas.

  12. Neosho County, Kansas, Probate Court, Probate estate files, Elizabeth Hooper, proof of publication, 8 Oct 1913. Also,
    Neosho County, Kansas, Probate Court, Probate estate files, Elizabeth Hooper, John Hooper administrator, order adjudging heirs, 1 Oct 1915. Also,
    Neosho County, Kansas, Probate Court, Probate estate files, Elizabeth Hooper, John Hooper administrator, administrators final account, 26 Oct 1915.

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