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Lived in Owlden (Howlden?), part of the Lythe Hill Estate for 44 years.

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Arbituary
Death of Mr W Bicknell
His many friends have learned With much regret of the death of Mr. William Bicknell of No. 1 Haste Hill Heslemere, which took place at is home on Saturday at the great age of 90 years.
He had been ailing for some months but only took to his bed a fortnight before he died.
Until a month before his death he was seen about the town and was quite his cheery self.
Mr. Bicknell was one of the oldest inhabitants of this district. Born at Hembledon, he had lived most of his life at Haslemere, including 44 years at Howelden, on the Lythe Hill Estate, and since 1927 in the house where he died.
Like his father , the late Mr. Peter Bicknell, he was aold servant of Lythe Hill Estate where he worked as a woodman - both under Mr. Stewart Hodgson and Mr Richard Garton - for over 60 years.
He was also one of the oldest members of the local branch of the Modern Orderer of Foresters.
Mr. Bicknell was very interested in cricket and particularly in the matches which were formerly played in Lythe Hill Park.
His wife died about eight years ago and he is survived by five sons, 19 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Two of his sons pre-deceased him and his two daughters died in infancy.
The funeral took place at the Parish Church on Wednesday afternoon, the Rector (Canon S. Martin Jones) conducting the service.
The chief mourners were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bicknell, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bicknell (son's and daughters-in-law), Mr. William Bicknell, Mr. Leonard Bicknell and Mr. Harry Bicknell (sons), Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Burchett, Mrs. Albery and Mrs.May Bicknell (grand-daughters), Mr. Allen Bicknell and Mr. Thomas Bicknell (brothers), Mr. and Mrs, Herbert Bicknell (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. AND Mrs. W. H. Booth (brother-in-law and sister). Others present in, the church included Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Coombes, Mrs. Howard and Mrs. Johnson.
Beautiful floral tributes were sent by the following:- Allen and Lizzie; Will and Kate; Grandad, Willie and Bert; Alf and Meg; brother Tom; Arthur and Lily; Herbert and Tilly; Rene and Fred (grandchildren); Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Howard and S. C. Howard; Will Ethel and Grandson; Harry, Alice and Family (Farncombe); Mrs. F. J. Barlow

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Evidence that a child dashed from behind a stationary motor-van in Willow Road, Farncombe, and was picked up from between the wheels of a Godalming Co-operative Society's coal lorry, which was reversing, was given at the inquest at Godalming on Monday on Valerie Anne Bicknell, aged 4 1/2 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. h. Bicknell, 10, Willow Road. Mr G Wills Taylor, west Surrey Coroner, recorded a verdict of 'Accidental Death'

The father, a postman, said on Thursday afternoon Valerie had been told she could play in the garden at the back of the house. Witness who was working in the house, looked up twice and saw her in the garden. Ten minutes later, when he went to get a fork from the shed, she was missing, and the front gate was open. He took it the child had gone down the road to play with a little girl. He saw a lorry and a car in the road, and a neighbour told him of the accident, which occurred about 20 yards from his home.

Albert L. Riddle, 48, Coombe ??, Farncombe, roundsman in the employ of Messrs. R. J. Hewitt, said he had parked his van outside 3, Willow Road, and when he came from the house the front near-side wheel of the lorry was touching his off-side.

Arthur C. Lewer, 108, Pondfield road, Farncombe, a driver employed by Godalming Co-operative Society, said "having delivered some coal he and his mate got into th cabin of the lorry. The road was clear except for the stationary van on the opposite side, about 3 or 4 yards away. Before reversing witness looked over his side, and his mate over the latter's side. He had not moved 2 or 3 yards with the object of reversing past the stationary van, when his mate shouted there was a girl running into the road". Witness reacted by swerving the rear of the lorry away from the girl, applied the brake, and put in the clutch. He doubted he was travelling four miles an hour.

Answering the Coroner, who could not understand the Front-nearside of the lorry fouling the off-side of the van, Lewer said "that was when he swerved to get the rear of the vehicle out of the girls way" Imediately after the accident he and his mate got out and picked up the child, who was lying between the front and rear wheels, but nearer the rear wheel.

Answering Mr, J. F. Brown (Trigg Turner & Co.), who represented the driver and his employers, Lewer had been driving for 22 years, including 6 years in the army, without previous mishap.

The Coroner commented he could not understand why the driver did not immediately brake and stop when told a girl was running into the road.

Thomas Pool, 173, Brighton Road, Godalming, mate on the lorry, said "they started reversing, and we were getting level with the van, when he saw the girl dash from behind it. He warned the driver , who applied his brake, swerved, and stopped within about a foot".

P. S. Dumbleton said "there were no marks on the lorry. The child could see the rear of the lorry before the mate could see her.

Dr. E Gardener, who made a post mortem examination, said "death was due to crushing of the head by a wheel passing across the back of the head when the child was lying on the ground. There were severe injuries to the pelvis, and a fracture of the right thigh".

Mr. Brown expressed to the relatives the sympathy of the driver and his employers.

The funeral was on Tuesday, a service at the Godalming Salvation Army Hall, preceding internment at the New Cemetary. Adjt. Cooper condusted, and Sister W. Clinch (Reading0 was at the organ. Cheif mourners were Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bicknell (parents), Mr. and Mrs. H. Bicknell (grandparents), Mr. Hooper, Midhurst (grandfather). Mrs. Lugg, Mr. and Mrs. E. Bicknell, Mr. and Mrs. A. Bicknell and Mr. and Mrs. G. Harvey (aunts and uncles). Many friends were also present.

Among the wreaths were tributes from friends and neighbours of Willow road; friends and neighbours from Elm Road and Furz lane; members of the Women's Hour, St. John's Street Mission; head postmaster and staff Godalming; commitee and staff of the C-operative Society; soldiers and friends, Godalming Salvation Army; juniors of the Salvation Army; Meath Home girls.

Mr. and Mrs. Bicknell wish to thank all friends and neighbours for kind messages of sympathy and beautiful flowers in their sad loss.

Messrs. J. gorringe and Son. Farncombe, were the undertakers.

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Paper cutting of William's diamond anniversary

Thomas was landlord of the Woolpack Inn at Elstead.

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Paper cutting of William's diamond anniversary

A bricklayer in London

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From Newspaper cutting.

Arbituary.
Death of Miss D. Bicknell
The death of Miss Doris Bicknell, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Bicknell, of No.2 Oak Lawn Cottages, High Street, Haslemere, took place in the Haslemere and District Hospital on Tuesday.
She had been ill for two months and had been a patient at the hospital for just over a fortnight.
Miss Bicknell, who was 29 years of age was born as High Barn and had resided in this district all her life.
She went to Haslemere School and for the past 14 years had been employed at the Royal Haslemere laundry.
Besides her mother and father, she is survived by two sisters and one brother.
The funeral service took place at the Parish Church yesterday (Friday)

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Paper cutting of William's diamond anniversary

Allen lived in Farncombe, Surrey, in 1931

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Paper cutting of William's diamond anniversary

Lived in Underwood Road, Haslemere, Surrey, in 1931
With his sister - Mrs. Remnant.

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Paper cutting of William's diamond anniversary

Living in Grayswood in 1931

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Paper cutting of William's diamond anniversary

John lived in London in 1931

[NI9613] Charlotte was living with her sister on Liberty St in Sandwich, MA when the 1910 census was taken.

[NI9644] At birth 9 lb 12 oz
Had 5 1/2 hours of open heart surgery at Miami Childrens Hospital when he was 6 days old to fix heart defect.

As of 12/2001 doing great.

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Ref: T.W Bicknell 1913 genealogy page 25
Married by the Rev William Smith

[NF1369] Friday, July 4, 1902
page one, column 2
"A Romantic Wedding"
A romantic wedding takes place in Douglas, Mich., Friday, July 4th, when Miss Marian Gibeny, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Gibney, becomes the bride of Mr. O. M. Bicknell, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Bicknell. The ceremony is to be performed this evening in a tent on the lake shore at Mr. Bicknell's summer home. Several Oak Park people besides the families of the bridal couple are in Douglas for the purpose of being present at these unique nuptials, including Mr. F. H. Watt and family, Mr. Frank Pitkin, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Lauder and Mrs. L. J. Pierce of Jericho, Vt. who is a guest at the Watts'. Watts'. [sic - I believe this is an article typo, Watts repeats]
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Friday, July 11, 1902
page one, columns 1 & 2
"Forest Nuptials - Full Report of the Marriage of Marion Gibney & Orlando Bicknell"
One of the most novel and unique weddings which those in attendance have ever witnessed took place on Friday, July 4, Independence Day, when Miss Marion Gibney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Gibney of Oak Park, Ill., was united in matrimony to Mr. Orlando M. Bicknell, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Bicknell, also of Oak Park.
The ceremony took place at the summer home of the Bicknells on the shore of Lake Michigan at Douglas, Mich., and was an "al fresco" affair indeed. A bower among the grand old forest trees - that border the lake at this point had been arranged and the solemn service was given "near to nature's heart." The day was perfect and the azure blue of the sky blended with the rippling waters of the lake, making a scene of beauty unexcelled.
In honor of the nation's birthday "old glory" was much in evidence and the decorative effect of the red, white and blue among the fresh green foliage of the trees added greatly to the charm of the surroundings. There were but few guests, owning to the conditions, but those who were there enjoyed something very unusual and delightful.
The nuptial knot was tied by Rev. Mr. Ireland of Saugatuck, Mr. Paul Jones acting as best man for the groom and Miss Manette Boyd being maid of honor.
The bride was tastefully attired in white point d'esprit over white silk and carried a bouquet of white sweet pea blossoms.
After the ceremony refreshments were served in a large tent, which was beautifully decorated with wild vines, interspersed with the red berries of the wild dogwood and ferns. Upon the table was an immense mound of delicate maiden-hair ferns and American Beauty roses. The effect was charming and beautiful. The whole affair was an experience that those who participated will never forget.
The newly wedded couple will reside in Oak Park upon their return from the bridal tour, which includes a trip to Mackinac Island and Georgian Bay. As usual in such cases, the couple were plentifully showered with rice and the carriage that bore them to the station was not overlooked by their young friends, who covered it with white bows, etc., [sic] according to the prevalent custom of advertising a bridal party.
The following is a list of those present:
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Bicknell, Miss Lucy Bicknell, Master Harold Bicknell, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Gibney, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Watt, Mrs. F. H. Lauder, Mr. F. L. Pitkin, Miss Estelle Sturtevant, all of Oak Park; Mrs. Lucy J. Pierce, Jericho, Vt., Mrs. Martha H. Ray, Miss Margaret Ray, Mmiss Gertie Hempel, Miss Alma Jacobs, Mr. Fred Brown, Mr. S. M. Koons, all of Chicago; Mrs. Emma Trumble and Miss May Trumble of Douglas; Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Roberts, Mr. Austin C. Roberts, Mr. Allan K. Roberts, Mr. Chester S. Roberts, Miss Helen E. Roberts, Mr. William B. Walker, Jr., Mr. W. R. Luther, all of Joliet, Ill.
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Paper cutting of William's diamond anniversary

Diamond Wedding.
Their many friends in the district will offer cordial congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. William bicknell, of No. 2, Haste Hill, Haslemere, Upon their diamond wedding, which they kept on Wednesday.
Mr Bicknell, who is 81 years of age, was born at Witley, and is the eldest son of the late Mr. Peter Bicknell, who lived for some years in Petworth Road, worked for the late Mr. Stewart Hodgson, and died in Lower Street.
Mrs. Bicknell was born 83 years ago at High Barn, on the Lythe Hill Estate, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Heather, and was married at Chidingfold Parish Church on Dec 2nd 1871. Mr Bicknell has worked for 65 years on the Lythe Hill Estate, first for Mr. Stewart Hodgson and for nearly 30 years for Sir Richard Garton, and for 44 years he resided at "Oulden", near Barfold. Mr. and Mrs. Bicknell have had nine children, of whom six sons survive, and there are 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The two daughters died in youth, and the other son, Mr. Allen Bicknell, died about five years ago as the result of war service.
Of the surviving sons, the eldest, Mr. Thomas Bicknell, is Landlord of the Woolpack Inn at Elstead, and Mr. Alfred Bicknell is a bricklayer in London.
Mr William Bicknell served in the War and now resides on the Lythe Hill Estate, and Mr Leonard Bicknell was formerly a regular soldier in the R.F.A.
Mr Harry Bicknell served with the Royal Engineers during the War, and Mr. Arthur Bicknell with the R.G.A., the latter now being a resident of Petersfield, where he is employed as a gardener.
Mr. and Mrs. Bicknell are in excellent health and we hope they have many happy years before them yet.
Mr. Bicknell has five brothers- Mr. Isaac Bicknell, of Sandrock; Mr. Herbert Bicknell, of Grayswood; Mr. Thomas Bicknell, who lives in Underwood Road with his sister, Mrs. Remnant; Mr John Bicknell, who lives in London and Mr. Allen Bicknell of Farncombe.
Another sister is Mrs. Booth, wife of Mr. W. H. Booth, who formerly kept the White Lion Inn.
Mr Bicknell is one of the oldest members of the Haslemere....
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[NF2972] Rev. A.L. Brokaw was the pastor of West Park Methodist Episcopal Church. They were married on a Tuesday, at the home of the pastor.

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