I was wondering if your Iricks' could be related to my father Thomas Irick. Info: My fathers name was Thomas Irick. He was born Sept 2, 1926. All that I know about him is that he was put in an orphanage at a young age (between 5-10 yr old) in Pike Co. KY or Pikeville KY. I know he had siblings (also orphaned) but do not have any of their names. His parents supposedly put the children in an orpanage because they could not afford to feed them. This was during the depression so it may be true. We have not been able to find much at all on him since he did not like talking about his childhood at all. As far as anyone knows he had no contact with any of his siblings once he left the orphanage, (we think he left when about 15-17 yr old). May have ran away! He died Christmas Day 1993. He was living in Hemet, CA at the time of his death but met and married my mother in Muscatine, Iowa around 1951 and listed his fathers name as Thomas Irick, JR on the marriage register, but I have never been able to track anything down.
Please if you ever run into his name in your research email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. ANY info would be helpful. Thank you.