Joseph Perrow Hicks 1888-1938 & Edith Maddern 1892-1945

Married on 9 Aug 1914 at Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA . Witnesses Alice Maddern & Chas. Maddern

Joseph Perrow Hicks

Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Hicks

Born: 24 Jul 1888 Green Lane, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall

Baptised:

Died:  9 May 1938

Buried: Golden Cemetery, Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado Plot City 82

Occupation: Copper miner , Helper at Service Station

Edith Maddern

Daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Maddern

Born: 30 Jun 1892 Bald Mt. Nevadaville, Gilpin County, Colorado

Died: 1945

BuriedGolden Cemetery, Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado Plot City 82

Joseph worked for most of his life as a miner. As a young man of 18 he followed in his brother John’s footstep to Globe, Arizona. He made this trip with his younger brother Willie. Joseph later returned to Cornwall. In 1909 he made another trip to the USA with his sister’s family. This time Joseph stayed in the USA marrying Edith Maddern in 1914. They lived the following years in Bisbee, Arizona. In 1938 Joseph died at the age of 81. After his death Edith moved the family to Golden, Colorado where some of her siblings were living. Both Joseph and Edith were buried in Golden Cemetery.

Joseph was a toddler in the 1891 Census located in Tregeseal Tenement, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall.

The 1901 census finds Joe 12 years of age living at Higher Tregeseal, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall.

In 1906 Joe 18 and youngest brother Willie 16 travel to the USA to visit their elder brother John Hicks in Globe, Arizona.

In 1909 Joe accompanies his sister Mary and her family to Globe, Arizona. This time Joe would stay in the US whilst Mary and her family would later return to Cornwall in 1911.


This 1917 WW1 US registration card for Joe indicates he was living at 164 Art Hill, Bisbee, Arizona.

Joseph P & Edith Hicks with Midlred at Art Hill, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona. 1920 US Census.

Joseph & Edith Hicks with children living in Brophy Avenue, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona.

After Joe died Edith moved back to Colorado with the younger children and was lodging with her sister and brother-in-law in Golden, Colorado.