Mrs. Fannie Wickes’ Cornbread

Mrs. Fannie Wickes’ Cornbread


2 cups cornmeal 1 cup flour 2 tbsp butter 2 tsp sugar 3 tsp baking powder 2 eggs 1 cup milk Salt to taste


Mix and sift dry ingredients. Add milk, well beaten eggs and butter. Bake in shallow butter pans at 375 for 20 minutes.

This corn bread was easy and went well with the chili I made for dinner. Sunday is a lazy day at my house so to quickly mix this up and bake it in 20 minutes was just perfect for a cold winter’s day.

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We started to write a brief synopsis of Fannie [Fanny] Hamilton Wickes's life and then our colleagues from the Local History and Genealogy collection located a copy of her obituary. As it is much more eloquent than anything we are able to supply, we are publishing it instead. May we suggest that you bake a batch of cornbread using her recipe and then read this account of her life. [Cornbread is great with chili and it is fantastic warm from the oven with butter and honey.]


Death of Mrs. H. T. Wickes

A Life Rich in the Joys of True Womanhood Suddenly Cut Short.

Friends of the family were shocked and deeply grieved this morning to learn of the death of Mrs. Harry T. Wickes, which occurred at her home, 324 North Jefferson avenue, about 10:30 today, the result of complications arising from an operation performed several days ago. Her demise was sudden and unexpected till within a few hours of its occurrence and the family and intimate friends were stricken with the most profound sorrow.


Fannie Hamilton was born Feb. 25, 1865, in Piqua, O., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hamilton. She came to this city with her parents in her early girlhood, and has lived here ever since. She studied at the East Saginaw High School, was well known in social circles from her first coming and her friends were many and close. She was united in marriage with Harry T. Wickes, October 25, 1885, and was the mother of five children, Arthur Hamilton, Harvey Randall, Elizabeth, Frances and Helen Louise, all of whom