Roger Hays Hicks, [ca. 1870s-?], was born in England and was educated as a physician. He came to Canada in 1898-1899 to prospect for gold, and travelled via Skagway and Wrangell, Alaska, USA to the Cassiar area of northern British Columbia. He lived temporarily at Boundary Camp, Stikine River and Glenora, British Columbia. In 1904 he settled on a farm at Blackfalds, Alberta, and was married the following year when his fiancee arrived from England. They had one child, Thomas H., 1906-[after 1982]. The couple split ca. 1912, and Roger became a surgeon for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in Tollerton, south of Edson, while his wife lived in Rocky Mountain House. During First World War he enlisted with the 3rd Canadian Rifles, and fought as a machine gunner.