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After Sunday’s discussion about the church and Mr. Wicks, Jane found the following information:

“From: Architects of Oregon … A Biographical Dictionary of Architects Deceased – 19th and 20th Centuries by Richard Ellison Ritz

 John Eric Wicks practiced architecture in Astoria for 59 years.

 Wicks was born in Finland about 1879, and came to the United States in 1899. He attended Bethany College at Lindsborg, Kansas, graduating as an architect. In 1904 he came to Astoria, Oregon, where he started his architectural practice. He received license No. 3 under the grandfather clause when licensing of architects commenced in Oregon in 1919, and was appointed to the first Board of Architect Examiners in 1919, serving until 1936. He was president of the board in 1935. His daughter, Ebba Wicks Brown, also became an architect in Astoria. Wicks served as a director of the Scandinavian-American Bank, and was later on the board of the Astoria National Bank.

 John Wicks died in Astoria in July of 1963, at the age of 84. He was survived by his wife, Marie, and three daughters.

 References: Oregonian, July 17, 1963; R.L. Polk Astoria Directory; Oregon State Board of Architects Examiners records.

 (have been unable to find anything about the Trinity Lutheran Church…)”

For more on Ebba, click on this photo:

Ebba Wicks Brown

I’ve added a few links to other Wicks family appearances in this blog.  Click on Wicks in the Categories box below to take you back to them.


img107They are a cute couple!

img108Mom serving them coffee.

img109 img105 img110That’s an almost 2 year old me getting decorated by Carolyn!  Aunt Jack looking bemused.  It’s probably too soon for Mom to know she’s pregnant with Mark.

img104 img103 img102I’ll let someone else fill in all the names of the relatives! Is that Kathy with Clark?  Marie, Lina and Will, I suspect.  I’d be guessing with the rest.

There’s not much more to tell.  Looks like everyone had a great time, and by the time I got to know the happy couple, they were still having a great time!  When we lived in Seaside from 1965 to 1968, we spent a lot of time at Helen and Clark’s in Astoria, and they were like a third set of grandparents.