"Alvin Ray Hicks " Hicks family story
"Ray" as he was called is my grandfather. Ray was one of 8 children to the best of my research
Rays parents Ed Hicks (born to Richard Marshall Hicks and Rebecca Hackney Chapman on August 1872) and Hester J Miller (born to George Washington Miller and Caroline Mayes on March 2nd 1877) were married June 1, 1894 in Kentucky .
Their children according to the 1910 census being Betty 15, Lula B 9, Gleanor 4 and Myrtle Lee who was born 1897 but died 1903 ? Buried in the Miller Cemetary
In 1920 census their children living in the household were Ray and his twin sister Fay born August 28, 1911 who were 8 at the time. I am able to locate Rays birth certificate but not Fays birth certifcate as well as their younger siblings, also twins Ruby Mae and Richard Clay born in 1914 making them 6 at the time of the 1920 census. Also on the 1920 census is their older sibling Gleanor 14.
Rays mother Hester, died in 1917, of Lobar Pnemonia a disease caused my weakened immune system, most likely influenza, it affects the lungs quickly. Ray was only 6 . His father remarried Dora B Maupin sometime in the following year.
Rays father die in 1929 when Ray was 18 it was then that he moved to Michigan to seek work and a new life with his sister, now married Ruby Mae Walker.
Ray Meet and Married Ola Mae Orr in Arkansas in durning their marriage they had 6 children, one of which is my father, Carl Eugene Hicks.
Rays 5 other children being Joyce, James, Richard, Shirley and Fay.
Ray and Ola divorced and he later moved back to Poinsett County, AK to be with family.
Prior to his moving back my father tells me I almost meet him with I was first born , he passed away in 1968 when I was still a toddler. I never got to meet him
They moved to Detroit, Michigan sometime in late 1930 I believe.
From what little I know my grandfather was a very hard worker, I have only seen one picture briefly of him and their is a very striking family resemblance when you look at young pictures of my cousins, my father and my uncles. I would love to find out much more about my grandfather