ebook History of Watertown, Wisconsin
Bickett Rubber Co
600 S. First St.
L. M. Bickett
Bickett Rubber Products Corp. and L. M. Bickett Co., Watertown.
Founded in 1920 and operated until 1955.
The companies manufactured stair treads, shoe heels, and seat cushions.
04 03 MINNIE BICKETT CHASES “SQUIRRELS” INSIDE FISCHERS
Minnie is just a dog but she has been providing a lot of fun and laughs in a local department store. Minnie, in case you don't know, is the pet of the L. M. Bickett family and devotes much of her time to chasing the squirrels that live in the vicinity of Clyman Street.
Minnie delights in running along the street and [recently] wandered into the store of Charles Fischer & Sons where her attention was attracted to the moving coin cars that carry sales slips and payments from clerks in various parts of the store to the office.
Evidently Minnie thinks anything that moves is a squirrel for she set up a series of barks and ran up and down, chasing after the moving object overhead. Since then she has frequently returned to the store, barking and chasing the little boxes as they shuttle back and forth from office to counters.
Now whenever the phone in the Bickett home rings and somebody informs the family that "Minnie is down here again," they know just what it means.
09 28 FABRICUSHON
The current issue of the Saturday Evening Post contains an advertisement by the Andrews-Alderfer Co. of Akron, Ohio, which features "Fabricushon," a rubber and fiber product which was the brainchild of L. M. Bickett of the Bickett Rubber Co. of Watertown. Mr. Bickett coined the name for it some years ago and his concern has been making a product under that name. Some time ago he sold the name to the Akron concern for $6,750 and the company is now turning out its products under that name. The Bickett Company is also making a new shredded fiber and rubber cushion which is sold under the name of Pedicushion. That, too, is a name coined by Mr. Bickett.
BICKETT GENEALOGY (source: http://www.leighlarson.com/leroy_mcvey_bickett.htm )
LeRoy McVey "Roy" Bickett was born May 1, 1883, in Xenia, Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH, and died May 4, 1958, in Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI, at age 75. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI. He is the son of George McVey Bickett of Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH, and Ruth Elizabeth Simons of Clark Co., OH.
LeRoy McVey "Roy" Bickett (age 28) and Gertrude Pearl Patricia "Gertie" (Baker) Anderson (age 31) were married June 8, 1911, in the Village of Yellow Springs, Miami Twp., Greene Co., OH.
LeRoy McVey "Roy" Bickett and Gertrude Pearl Patricia "Gertie" (Baker) (Anderson) Bickett had two children:
Helen Means Bickett: Born August 28, 1912, in the Village of Yellow Springs, Miami Twp., Greene Co., OH; Died October 25, 1988, in Elkhorn, Walworth Co., WI (age 76). Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI. Married October 16,1938, in Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI, to Victor George Edward Fiegel: Born October 16, 1910, in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR; Died November 9, 1985, in Elkhorn, Walworth Co., WI (age 75). Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI.
History of Watertown, Wisconsin