Caroline Underhill Jackson

Caroline Underhill Jackson[1, 2]

Female 1872 - 1978  (106 years)

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  • Name Caroline Underhill Jackson 
    Born 5 Feb 1872  New York State Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Jun 1978  [3
    Person ID P2773  Robert Jackson
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2020 

    Father Solomon S. Jackson, Jr.,   b. 6 Dec 1817, Jerusalem (now Wantagh), Queens (now Nassau), New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 3m 1905, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Esther L. Post,   b. 17 Oct 1829, Westbury, Queens (now Nasau) Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1928  (Age 98 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 14 Mar 1867  Jericho, Nassau, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Hicks,   b. 26 Dec 1870, Hempstead, Queens Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 27 Jun 1900  Jericho, Nassau Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Children 
     1. Esther Jackson Hicks,   b. 5 Nov 1902, Westbury, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 2004, Gwyned, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)  [natural]
     2. Edwin Willis Hicks,   b. 17 Dec 1906,   d. 17 Oct 1992  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     3. William Preston Hicks,   b. 30 Nov 1910,   d. 7 Jan 1945, at the Battle of the Bulge, WWII Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F946  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to papers located in Westbury Historical Society's Library, Caroline was born in 1872 and died in 1978. I had trouble believing that was correct, but excerpts from the same article are below and state that "Caroline was the oldest living alumna of Swarthmore College until her death on June 2nd, 1978."

      "When Caroline and Henry were in their 20's, they were part of a club called the Happy Hour Society, which met around in peoples homes. It was a literary group and she was the secretary, while Henry was the president. Esther Hicks Emory, her daughter, has the constitution and minutes books in her possession. The books describe how the monthly meeting time was set. It was decided that they would meet the night of the month when the moon was full because they had nothing to light their way except a lantern hung under the wagon. They could drive their horse and wagon better with the aid of the moonlight!

      "According to a Westbury Times article written on Thursday, June 15, 1978, Caroline was active in Quaker causes being a member of the American Friends Service Committee, where she did sewing; the Westbury Friends Meeting; the Westbury Neighborhood Association; and Nassau Hospital, serving on the Auxiliary. Caroline also served on the local visiting committee for Nassau County, visiting the foster homes in which children were placed. At first children had been placed in the Poor House, then they went to an orphanage in Mineola, called the Children's Home, c. 1890. After the orphanage closed, the children were placed in foster homes. This was during the days prior to social services and these homes needed oversight, which was accomplished on a volunteer basis.

      "Caroline was the oldest living alumna of Swarthmore College until her death on June 2nd, 1978.

      "Source: Tape with Esther Hicks Emory, March 25, 1981. SUNY-COW Archives Collection, Westbury Historical Society, Westbury, NY, 11590."

      1880 Census District 295, Queens, New York City-Greater, NY
      Hicksville Village in the County of Queens
      Jackson, Soloman W M 62 head Farmer NY NY NY
      Jackson, Esther W F 50 wife keep hs NY NY NY
      Jackson, Solomon W M 33 son at home NY NY NY
      Jackson, Frank P. W M 27 son at home NY NY NY
      Jackson, Josephine W F 20 dau at home NY NY NY
      Jackson, Grace A. W F 16 dau at home NY NY NY
      Jackson, Caroline U W F 8 dau at school NY NY NY **
      Jackson, Martha W F 66 sister NY NY NY

      1920 Census North Hempstead, Nassau, New York
      354/405
      Hicks, Henry Head M W 49 Married NY NY NY Manager Nursery
      Hicks, Caroline Wife F W 47 Married NY NY NY
      Hicks, Esther Daughter F W 17 Single NY NY NY
      Hicks, Edwin Son M W 13 Single NY NY NY
      Hicks, William Son M W 9 Single NY NY NY
      Jackson, Esther Mother-in-law F W 90 Widow NY NY NY (Caroline's mother)
      Smith, Mary Servant F W 20 Single Ireland
      Hicks, Edward Head M W 79 Married NY NY NY (Henry Hick's father)
      Hicks, Emma Wife W 74 Married NY NY NY
      Hicks, Grace Daughter F W 51 Single NY NY NY
      Hicks, Mary E Daughter F W 46 Single NY NY NY
      Hoda Rani Servant F W 22 Single Poland Poland Poland

  • Sources 
    1. [S347984803] Quaker Records: Register of Members, Jericho Monthly Meeting, Long Island, NY, (http://dunhamwilcox.net/ny/jericho_ny_quakers.htm).

    2. [S347984795] 1880 U.S. Federal Census, (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6742), Dist 295, Queens, Greater NY City, New York.

    3. [S347985235] New York, Westbury; Papers from Westbury Historical Society, (Provided by John Quinn from papers he copied there).

    4. [S347985087] Rootsweb chart of Joan Hicks:The Hicks/Hix Database - Northeast Connections, (http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?includedb=j-m-hicks).

    5. [S347985335] Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Hinshaw, William Wade, (Reprint Genealogical Publishing Co.,).

    6. [S347985072] Email from Graham Johnson, (g d j g e n AT g mail Dot com).



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