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KICKMAN Clifford

Male 1943 - 2016  (73 years)

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  • Name KICKMAN Clifford 
    Nickname Clifford HICKMAN 
    Born 7 May 1943  62 Overton Drive, Leyton, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Sep 2016  Hopital, Dupuytren, Avenue Eugene, Delacroix, 91210 Draveil, France. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 8 Sep 2016  Cimetiere Senart de Draveil, Rue du Bout des Creuses, Draveil, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I2266  Zherdin family Tree | Kikman/Kaufman branch
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2019 

    Father KICKMAN Max,   b. 12 Aug 1915, 5 Quaker Square, Whitechapel, London, E1 England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1992, North Middlesex Hospital, Edmonton, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother GLATSTON Miriam,   b. 3 Oct 1919, 83 Broadway, London Fields, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1994, 1 Shernwood House, Hermitage Walk, Snaresbrook, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 30 March 1941  Clapton Synagogue, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Kikman family KM 2234
    Kikman family KM 2234
    Max KICKMAN and Miriam GLATSTON K'tuba 30 March 1941.
    Hewbre K'tuba with English translation.
    Kikman family 2234
    Kikman family 2234
    Max KICKMAN and Miriam GLATSTON marriage certificate 30 March 1930
    Family ID F175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family LECOLLE Regine 
    +1. HICKMAN Laure
    +2. HICKMAN Vincent
     3. HICKMAN Geoffroy
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2006 
    Family ID F176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Funeral arrangements for Clifford HICKMAN 8 September 2016
    Funeral arrangements for Clifford HICKMAN 8 September 2016

  • Notes 
    • Occupation: Retired on 1 June 2003 from the French Atomic Energy Commission.
    • Hebrew name Zelik. I have traced this name in the Kikman family back to Zelik KELER born before 1740 in Wyk near Lomza in Poland. (see Clifford's ancestors)
    • Went to live in France in 1969

    • 62 Overton Drive, where Clifford was born, was the address of Clifford's father's sister's brother-in-law, Sid and Polly ZERDIN.

    • Clifford's birth certificate shows his name as Clifford KICKMAN. The birth was registered in District- Essex South Western, County- Essex, Vol 4A Page 322
    • Trevor HICKMAN in an e-mail dated 1 January 2019 stated that the family names was changed to HICKMAN in April 1952.

    • Hebrew Date 3 Elul 5776

    • DAD,
      Your children were one of the greatest joys of your life. You showed and said this
      to us and did wonderfully honor your role as a father. You devoted your life, love
      and work to bring us happiness.
      You left us the freedom to be who we were and follow our own paths.
      You offered us this so ancient Jewish tradition which we each carry in our hearts in
      our own way.
      With mum you built the basis for a close and united family. Until your last
      moments we stayed united and close to you. I promise to do all I can that we
      always stay close together, for ever.
      Dad, in illness you showed courage and dignity.
      Dad, by your bedside I sang for you and learnt to understand what it means to
      sing with all ones heart as I sang Hebrew, French and African songs.
      Suddenly it came to me, a song that links us. On my first journey in Africa in
      1997, to Togo, I bought some cassettes at a market and listened to them on my
      return to France. One piece caught my attention. It was a choral accompanied by
      drums singing the start of the Jewish prayer ?Shema Israel? with an African
      melody. I do not know where that cassette is now but the first words of this song
      came back to me with clarity. I sang it to you with all my heart, a prayer, our
      prayer. A prayer for both of us : me the traveler-ethnologist inspired by African
      culture and you who had the faith, the people and the land of Israel in your heart
      and at the heart of your life.
      And then Dad by your bedside, how many times I repeated as a prayer ?I love you?
      so that the meaning and the sounds of those words will resonate for ever.
      And so many times I also whispered to you ?be in peace?.
      Yesterday, today and for ever be in peace.
      Let all of us share this feeling of peace with you.
      Evenou shalom alehem,
      Father, I love you.
      Vincent, your son ? 8 September 2016.
    • My honorable father as I liked to call you,
      At this terribly painful moment I have to find the right words to offer a last homage
      to you . I want to tell you of my great love for you. Your life was a model to me
      and I saw you proudly keep to your choices and convictions, notably religious.
      I thank you for having transmitted all this to me.
      I admire you courage in face of all life?s tests , notably the death of your parents
      and two very close friends, Claude Marc and Regge, and also my illness during
      which you were always were always discretely present at my side and finally by
      your side.
      I saw in your eyes the proudness of a father when I came to you to ask you for
      help with my science homework and shared conversations about changing the
      world by force of electrons and DNA.
      I saw your proudness and happiness when you finally became a grand-father, you
      who spoke of your grand-children a dozen years before.
      Always in you, love of life, nature, your simplicity, authenticity and humor, Dad, I
      thank you.
      Your little stars everywhere in your head were finally stronger than you, but here
      below you leave us with the power to continue, a model to follow and the lessons
      you taught me, leave the dead where they are to be with the living,
      Life calls me, Dad, but you stay in the warmth of my heart.
      Your honorable daughter, Laure - 8 September 2016

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Letter, from Clifford Hickman (Reliability: 2), dated 16 February 2003.

    2. [S2] Birth certificate, Registration District Essex South-Western Sub-District of Leyton in the County of Essex (Reliability: 3), 11th May 1943.
      On Seventh May 1943 at 62 Overton Road U.D. Clifford, a boy, son of Max KICKMAN, a taxi driver, and Miriam KICKMAN formerly GLATSON. Birth informant M. KICKMAN, father of 62 Overton Road, Leyton.

    3. [S9] Document.

    4. [S01758] K'atubah, Clapton Synagogue (Reliability: 3).
      On the first day of the week, the second day of the month Nisan 5701 corresponding to 30 March 21941 the holy Covenant of Marriage was entered into beteween Max KICKMAN and Miriam GLATSTON

    5. [S3] Marriage Certificate, Registration district Hackney in the Metropolitan Borough of Hackney no. 7 (Reliability: 3), 30 Mar 1930.
      Thirtieth March 1941 at The Clapton Synagogue the marriage was solomnized between Max KICKMAN, age 25 years, bachelor, taxi cab driver, 196 Cassland Road,Hackney, son of Solomon KICKMAN, fishmonger and Miriam GLATSTON, age 21 years, spinster, millinary assistant, 196 Cassland Road, Hackney, daughter of Morris GLATSTON, linoleum dealer.


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