Wickett, Alfred Edward

Birth Name Wickett, Alfred Edward
Gender male
Age at Death 69 years, 4 months, 13 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth August 19, 1873 Granville, Lot 21, Prince Edward Island Margate charge church records & PEI Bap. Index
Death 1943 Kirkwood, Missouri  


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Wickett, Henry
Mother Dyment, Mary Ann
    Brother     Wickett, Humphrey Dymont
    Brother     Wickett, William Henry
    Brother     Wickett, Lewis Albert
    Sister     Wickett, Serena Alice Ashton
    Sister     Wickett, Eleanor Josephine
    Brother     Wickett, Thomas Adams
    Brother     Wickett, Penrose Havelock
    Sister     Wickett, Sarah Ann Annie
    Sister     Wickett, Sophia Jane Jennie
         Wickett, Alfred Edward
    Sister     Wickett, Fannie Lavinia
    Brother     Wickett, Richard Herbert
Stepfather Grady, James
Mother Dyment, Mary Ann


    Family of Wickett, Alfred Edward and Thompson, Gertrude May
Married Wife Thompson, Gertrude May
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage June 27, 1894   Maine Vital Records
  1. Wickett, Lawrence
  2. Wickett, Chester G.
  3. Wickett, Floyd
    Family of Wickett, Alfred Edward and Brewer, Myrtle Annie
Married Wife Brewer, Myrtle Annie
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage November 18, 1918 Fredericton, New Brunswick NB Vital Stats
    Family of Wickett, Alfred Edward and St. Clair, Sophia
Married Wife St. Clair, Sophia
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage August 18, 1930 Missouri, United States  



Alfred Edward Wickett, b. 19 Aug 1873, Granville, Lot 21, PEI, Canada; d. 14 September 1943, Kirkwood, Missouri. He was married three times. He married (1) Gertrude May Thompson 27 Jun 1894 in Old Town, Maine, daughter of Aratus Thompson and Minnie Bates. She was born May 1876 in Corinna, Maine, and died 1944 in Maine. (Gertrude married Charles R. Scales in 1919).
He married (2) Mrs. Myrtle Annie Bamford, 18 Nov 1918, in York Co., NB, Canada, daughter of John Brewer and Margaret Brewer. She was born 11 Jun 1891 in Burtts Corners, NB, CAN, and died 9 Jul 1978 in Brewer, ME. He married (3) Sophia 19 Aug 1930 in St Louis Co, MO. She was born 1872, and died Aft. 1943 in Pos. Near Phoenix, AZ.
In the 1920 census, Lawrence (22) and Chester (16) were living in Penobscot Maine with Lore Alford and his family.

Children of Alfred Wickett and Gertrude Thompson are:

i. Laurence C. Wickett, b. 24 Apr 1896, Old Town, Maine; d. 1 Sep 1955, St Louis, Missouri; m. Regina E. Specking, Bef. 1928, Prob. Missouri; b. 3 Feb 1906, Missouri; d. 14 Jan 1962, Missouri. In 1930, Lawrence and Regina were in Saint Ferdinand, St. Louis, Missouri with their 2 year old daughter Laurencia.

ii. Chester Gilmore Wickett, b. 6 Jan 1904, Old Town, Maine; d. 21 Mar 1975, Fall River, Massachusetts.

iii. Lloyd Wickett, b. 8 Sep 1907, Old Town, Maine; d. 8 Sep 1907, Old Town, Maine.

In 1910:
Alfred E Wickett 36y
Gertrude M Wickett 33y
Laurence C Wickett 13y
Chester G Wickett 6y

In 1920:
Alfred Wickett 46y
Myrtle Wickett 28y
Delores Banford 6y

Penobscot Times "Mrs Penrose Wickett has received word that her brotherinlaw Alfred Wickett ofValley Park Mo and formerly an employee of Old Town Canoe Co died Tuesday of this week. Survivors in this area include four nieces and a nephew MrsWinifred MacDonald arid Mrs Sam Laskey of Grea WorkMrs Byron Eagerly of Cardville arid Vaughan Wickett of Great works"
Fri, Sep 17, 1943 Page : 1



From the website of Dragonfly Canoe Works:

St. Louis Meramec Canoe Company
St. Louis Meramec (Meraco) "arrowhead" deck.

The St. Louis Meramec Canoe Company (Meraco) was founded by Alfred Wickett in the early 1922. Wickett had previously worked for the Old Town Canoe Company from ca.1900 to 1914, and he had founded the Penobscot Canoe Company (Pecaco) in 1915.

In 1930, the name of the company was changed to St. Louis Boat and Canoe Company. The company ceases to manufacture canoes in 1978. Also in 1930, Alfred’s son Lawrence “Chummy” Wickett formed the St. Louis Boat & Motor Company.

Identifying Features:

The most distinctive feature of Meraco canoes is the “arrowhead” deck, which is a refinement of the “spearhead” deck Wickett patented while running the Penobscot Canoe Company. Unlike other makes of canoe, where the inner gunwales extend to the stems, the inner gunwales of Meraco canoes are cut short at a taper, and the the deck is notched to receive them such that the tips of the inwales are captured.


  1. Wickett, Henry
    1. Dyment, Mary Ann
      1. Wickett, Humphrey Dymont
      2. Wickett, William Henry
      3. Wickett, Lewis Albert
      4. Wickett, Serena Alice Ashton
      5. Wickett, Eleanor Josephine
      6. Wickett, Thomas Adams
      7. Wickett, Penrose Havelock
      8. Wickett, Sarah Ann Annie
      9. Wickett, Sophia Jane Jennie
      10. Wickett, Alfred Edward
        1. Thompson, Gertrude May
          1. Wickett, Lawrence
          2. Wickett, Floyd
          3. Wickett, Chester G.
        2. Brewer, Myrtle Annie
        3. St. Clair, Sophia
      11. Wickett, Fannie Lavinia
      12. Wickett, Richard Herbert