Morinda May Wheaton as born on July 19, 1874, in Midgic (Westmorland County) New Brunwsick. She was the eldest child of Gilbert Wheaton and Rosaline Allen. Morinda lived on the farm with her parents and siblings until her marriage.
On December 23, 1891, Morinda married Arthur Albert Hicks, a farmer from Upper Sackville. They lived their entire lives on the farm, where they raised 8 children. Their home was always a welcome place for their grandchildren to visit.
↑ Name is transcribed as "Merinda" on the Late Registration of Birth. It has also been seen as Mirinda and Marinda. However, daughter Bessie's Late Registration of Birth was signed by Morinda, and it is very clearly an "o" not an "e"
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Morinda by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: