Descendants of William Nichols

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Our goal is to research the pioneers that came into the Walla Walla Valley Area, as a starter for those doing their family genealogy; we are not related.

Head Researcher: Sarah Olsen,

Researcher: Linda Kracke

June 9, 2006

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM1 NICHOLS was born 09 Jan 1837 in Bahorn, Canada, and died 25 May 19301. He married (1) SARAH SPENCE 01 Jan 1866 in Sonoma, CA, daughter of ANDREW SPENCE and NANCY LETSON. She was born 24 Jun 1845 in Hemmingsford, Quebec, Canada, and died 21 Mar 1905. He married (2) ADA L ? Abt. 1906. She was born Abt. 1846 in Ohio, and died Abt. 1922.

Notes for WILLIAM NICHOLS:

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1946 > March > 24, page 2

Nichols Home is Old Timer

Among many Milton residences with noteworthy historical background is the Nichols home. It stands athwart the extreme south end of Main street, and hugs a high and steep rocky cliff on the west side of the huge lawn. In a southerly direction meanders the Walla Walla river canyon. The the east is the spreading plain which serves as a gateway to the canyon proper. It is all very attractive.

To history-minded folk, the place has deep significance. In the first year of the 1870s William Nichols and Andrew Spence came up from California to look for a location. Nichols acquired the land on which the home now stands. It was only after talking to Ben Nichols, present occupant of the home, Charles Spence, son of the original Andrew, and D. R. Nichols that the precise dates of the arrival of the two men were approximated.

Came with the Spences

The two families joined the advance party, and the Nichols family first occupied a log house nearer the river, declares D. R. An indefinite time thereafter, Nichols built a fine frame home on the property that is now the lawn and residence site. Neither the Nichols men nor Charles Spence can fix the date of construction with accuracy.

In the middle 1890s 1893 to be exact the original frame house was moved off the premises to make room for a larger and a finer home. The building was cut in two. The main portion was moved to Nichols street and Main, a block or more away. Mrs. Addie Wells now occupies it. The original kitchen was set up in the same part of town and was attached in due time to another residence, which Orville Walden now occupies.

The spacious yard is currently shaded in summer months by a group of sprawling maple trees, which show evidence of considerable age. But these are not nearly as old as the residence. Originally the family set out numerous poplars, but these were later replaced by locusts, Ben Nichols declares. Then, again, the locusts were uprooted and replaced by maples that now spraddle out over the grassy lawn.

Original Pine Remains

There is an exception to this. At the time the original house was moved off, a pine sapling stood squarely in the path. The sapling was bent over and the house moved across it. Now that pine sapling towers high and straight over all the others.

Much of the rocky cliff between the south end of Main street, and the deep gulch that is known as Nichols Canyon and leads toward Baskett mountain, has been converted into a natural rock garden. City water has been piped to a tiny pool high up on the wall, to give a touch of beauty to the whole project. With an east facing, the flower-adorned rock wall becomes an inviting source of cool shade, on a hot summer evening.

William Nichols Enterprising

The father of the family was an enterprising fellow. He engaged in wheat production, ran livestock on his land when that became a more profitable venture than wheat. He also operated a brick yard, among other enterprises, and built several brick store buildings that now house the Milton Eagle, the Milton Drug and the Milton creamery.

Currently 20 acres of the original Nichols homestead are heavy producers of prunes, the edge of the orchard brushing the residence lawn. Ben Nichols has made the place his home for 56 years of his life.

Three members of the original family. These are: Frank of Portland, D. R. of College Place, Ben on the homestead. G. A. died in Porltand, Jess died in Los Angeles and Mamie Nichols Snodgrass died in Portland.

Several pictures of the old home and the members of the family have unique aspects, which will be noted on this page on a nearby Sunday.

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1880 Census OR Umatilla Milton ED 110 Pg 14C

NIchols,William,head,MW,43,m,Farmer,CAN,ENG,ENG

Sarah,wife,FW,30,CAN,CAN,IRE

George,son,MW,12S,CA,CAN,CAN

Frank,son,MW,5S,OR,CAN,CAN

Dorsa,son,MW,3S,OR,CAN,CAN

Jesse,son,MW,9/12(Sept)OR,CAN,CAN

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1900 Census OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 23A

Nichols,William,head,MW,Jan 1838,62,m34,im 1840,CAN,ENG,ENG,Capitalist

Sarah,wife,FW,June 1845,54,m34,7,6,im 1850,CAN,SCOT,IRE

Jesse E.,son,MW,Nov 1879,20S,OR,CAN,CAN,Salesman,Lumber

Mayme,daughter,FW,Apr 1886,14S,OR,CAN,CAN

Benjamin,son,MW,Oct 1889,10S,OR,CAN,CAN

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1910 census OR Umatilla S. Milton Pct ED 265 Pg 206B

Nichols,William,head,MW,72,m2,4,CAN,ENG,ENG,Farmer

Ada L.C.,wife,FW,63,m2,4,0,0,OH,OH,OH

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1920 Census OR Umatilla Pct 12 ED 150 pg 10A

Nichols,William,head,MW,82,m,im 1851mCAN,ENG,ENG

Ada L.,wife,FW,73,m,OH,OH,OH

Smelser,Mary A.,sister,FW,72,wd,im 1858,CAN,ENG,ENG

Hall,May,servant,FW,40S,IL,IL,IL,Housekeeper

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1930 Census OR Umatilla Pct 11 ED 15 Pg 1A

Nichols,William,head,MW,92D,CAN,ENG,ENG,Farmer,Fruit farm

on the same page:

Nichols,Ben E.,head,MW,41,m21,OR,CAN,IA,Farmer,Fruit farm

More About WILLIAM NICHOLS:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR2,3

Census 1: 1880, OR Umatilla Milton ED 110 Pg 14C

Census 2: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 23A

Census 3: 1910, OR Umatilla S. Milton Pct ED 265 Pg 206B

Census 4: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 12 ED 150 pg 10A

Census 5: 1930, OR Umatilla Pct 11 ED 15 Pg 1A

Pioneer Step: 1891, Step #148

Notes for SARAH SPENCE:

Milton Eagle Vol.111 No.36 September 27th, 1889 - Mr and Mrs William Nichols and 2 youngest children will depart on Monday to old home in Black Hawk County, Ohio.

 

More About SARAH SPENCE:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR4

Census 1: 1860, IA Black Hawk Big Creek Pg 220 (See Father)

Census 2: 1880, OR Umatilla Milton ED 110 Pg 14C(See Husband)

Census 3: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 23A(See Husband)

More About WILLIAM NICHOLS and SARAH SPENCE:

Marriage: 01 Jan 1866, Sonoma, CA

More About ADA L ?:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR5

Census 1: 1910, OR Umatilla S. Milton Pct ED 265 Pg 206B(See Husband)

Census 2: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 12 ED 150 pg 10A(See Husband)

More About WILLIAM NICHOLS and ADA ?:

Marriage: Abt. 1906

Children of WILLIAM NICHOLS and SARAH SPENCE are:

2. i. GEORGE A.2 NICHOLS, b. Dec 1866, California; d. 03 Dec 1944, Portland, Multnomah, OR.

ii. LAURA M. NICHOLS, b. Abt. 1869; d. Abt. 1878, Umatilla, OR.

More About LAURA M. NICHOLS:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR6

3. iii. CHARLES FRANKLIN NICHOLS, b. 23 Apr 1874, Oregon; d. 06 Sep 1949, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.

4. iv. DORSEY RALPH NICHOLS, b. Oct 1876, Milton, Umatilla, OR; d. 03 Jan 1962.

v. JESSE EDWIN NICHOLS, b. 08 Oct 1879, Oregon; d. Bef. 1930; m. PAULINE ADAMS; b. Jan 1880, Oregon; d. Aft. 1930.

Notes for JESSE EDWIN NICHOLS:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

about Jesse Edwin Nichols

Name: Jesse Edwin Nichols

City: Oakland

County: Alameda

State: California

Birth Date: 8 Oct 1879

Race: White

Roll: 1531211

DraftBoard: 4

Nearest Kin: Pauline Nichols, Hotel Oakland, Oakland, CA

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1920 Census CA Alameda Oakland ED 86 Pg 15B

Nichols,Jessie E.,boarder,MW,40,m,OR,ENG,ENG,Salesman,Real Estate

Pauline,boarder,FW,40,m,OR,MO,MA

More About JESSE EDWIN NICHOLS:

Census 1: 1880, OR Umatilla Milton ED 110 Pg 14C(See Father)

Census 2: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 23A(See Father)

Census 3: 1920, CA Alameda Oakland ED 86 Pg 15B

Notes for PAULINE ADAMS:

1930 Census CA Los Angeles Los Angeles Dist 389 Pg 28B

LIne 56

265 Adams, A. Jack Head MW 77 Wd MO NC MD

Nichols, Pauline Daughter WF 35 Wd OR MO MA

More About PAULINE ADAMS:

Census 1: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton Dist 114 pg 113A(See Father)

Census 2: 1920, CA Alameda Oakland ED 86 Pg 15B(See Husband)

Census 3: 1930, CA Los Angeles Los Angeles Dist 389 Pg 28B

vi. MAYME BELLE NICHOLS, b. Apr 1886, Oregon; d. 03 Oct 1927, Portland, Multnomah, OR7; m. (1) OLIVER B OSBORN, 25 Sep 1907; b. Mar 1886, Oregon; d. 27 Sep 19128; m. (2) FRANK HILTON SNODGRASS, 12 Feb 1914; b. 13 Apr 1876.

Notes for MAYME BELLE NICHOLS:

1920 Census OR Marion Salem Wd 6 ED 351 Pg 20A

Snodgrass,Mayme,employee,FW,33,W,OR,CAN,CAN,Attendant,Asylum

More About MAYME BELLE NICHOLS:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR9

Census 1: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 23A(See Father)

Census 2: 1910, WA Adams Palouse Pct ED 1 Pg 6B(See Husband Oliver Osborn)

Census 3: 1920, OR Marion Salem Wd 6 ED 351 Pg 20A

Notes for OLIVER B OSBORN:

1910 Census WA Adams Palouse Pct ED 1 Pg 6B

Osborn,Oliver B.,head,MW,24,m1,2,OR,OR,KS,Farmer

Mayme B.,wife,FW,24,m1,2,OR,ENG,CAN

Living next door to Ben and Dolly Nichols

More About OLIVER B OSBORN:

Census 1: 1910, WA Adams Palouse Pct ED 1 Pg 6B

Census 2: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton Dist 114 Pg 131A(See Father)

More About OLIVER OSBORN and MAYME NICHOLS:

Marriage: 25 Sep 1907

Notes for FRANK HILTON SNODGRASS:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

about Frank Hilton Snodgrass

Name: Frank Hilton Snodgrass

City: Not Stated

County: Lane

State: Oregon

Birth Date: 13 Apr 1876

Race: White

Roll: 1852060

DraftBoard: 0

Nearest relative: Mayme Snodgrass,Wendling,Lane,Ore.

More About FRANK SNODGRASS and MAYME NICHOLS:

Marriage: 12 Feb 1914

vii. BENJAMIN EARL NICHOLS, b. 01 Jan 1889, Oregon; d. Oct 1956, Umatilla, OR; m. DOLLY A ?; b. Abt. 1890, Washington; d. 02 Jun 1980, Walla Walla, WA10.

Notes for BENJAMIN EARL NICHOLS:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

about Ben Earl Nichols

Name: Ben Earl Nichols

City: Not Stated

County: Wheeler

State: Oregon

Birthplace: Oregon;United States of America

Birth Date: 1 Jan 1889

Race: Caucasian

Roll: 1852211

DraftBoard: 0

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Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1956 > October > 21, page 5

Ben Nichols, of Pioneer Family, Succumbs Friday

Ben Earl Nichols, member of a pioneer Milton-Freewater family, died in a Walla Walla hospital Friday after a two-day illness arising from a heart attack.

Nichols was the son of William Nichols, a founder of Milton, and was born at Milton Jan 1, 1889. He was a retired farmer.

The only member of the immediate family who survives is a brother, Dorsey R. Nichols, of College Place.

Tentative funeral arrangements have been made for Tuesday at the chapel of a Milton-Freewater funeral home.

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1910 Census WA Adams Palouse Pct ED 1 Pg 6B

Nichols,Ben E.,head,MW,21,m1,0,OR,ENG,CAN,Farmer

Dolly A.,wife,FW,20,m1,0,WA,Unk.,Unk

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1920 Census OR Umatilla Pct 12 ED 150 Pg 9B

Nichols,Benjamin,head,MW,30,m,OR,CAN,CAN,Dealer,Livestock

Dolly,wife,FW,30,m,ID,OR,OR

Geneva,niece,FW,11S,WA,MT,ID

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1930 Census OR Umatilla Pct 11 ED 15 Pg 1A

Nichols,William,head,MW,92D,CAN,ENG,ENG,Farmer,Fruit farm

on the same page:

Nichols,Ben E.,head,MW,41,m21,OR,CAN,IA,Farmer,Fruit farm

More About BENJAMIN EARL NICHOLS:

Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR11

Census 1: 1900, OR Umatilla Milton ED 114 Pg 23A(See Father)

Census 2: 1910, WA Adams Palouse Pct ED 1 Pg 6B

Census 3: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 12 ED 150 Pg 9B

Census 4: 1930, OR Umatilla Pct 11 ED 15 Pg 1A

More About DOLLY A ?:

Census 1: 1910, WA Adams Palouse Pct ED 1 Pg 6B(See Husband)

Census 2: 1920, OR Umatilla Pct 12 ED 150 Pg 9B(See Husband)

 

Generation No. 2

2. GEORGE A.2 NICHOLS (WILLIAM1) was born Dec 1866 in California, and died 03 Dec 1944 in Portland, Multnomah, OR12. He married EMMA ROSALIE ?. She was born Mar 1868 in Oregon, and died 25 Dec 1945 in Multnomah, OR13.

Notes for GEORGE A. NICHOLS:

1900 Census WA Walla Walla Ritz Pg 84

Nichols,Georgee A.,head,MW,Dec 1866,33,m10,CA,CAN,CAN,Business Manager

Emma,wife,FW,Mar 1868,OR,OH,OH

Mitha,daughter,FW,Nov 1891,8S,OR,CA,OR

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1910 Census OR Multnomah 10-Wd Portland 85 Pct ED 235 Pg 118A

Nichols,G.A.,head,MW,42,m1,20,CA,CAN,CAN,Merchant,Hardware Store

Emma R.,wife,FW,40,m1,20,1,1,OR,TX,OH

Metha,daughter,FW,18S,OR,CA,OR

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1920 Census OR Multnomah Portland ED 167 Pg 5B

Nichols,George A.,head,MW,52,m,CA,CAN,CAN,Inspector,Bond Mortgage Co.

Rosalie E.,wife,FW,50,m,OR,TX,Cincinatti

Hardcastle,Metha N.,daughter,FW,28,m,OR,CA,OR

Clarence,son-in-law,MW,34,m,KS,MO,MO,Agent,Steam Railroad

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1930 Census OR Multnomah Porltand ED 521 Pg 4B

Nichols,George A.,head,MW,62,m22,CA,CAN,CAN,Secretary,Live Stock ?

Rosalie E.,wife,FW,60,m22,OR,OH,OH

Metha H.,daughter,FW,38D,OR,CA,OR

More About GEORGE A. NICHOLS:

Census 1: 1880, OR Umatilla Milton ED 110 Pg 14C(See Father)

Census 2: 1900, WA Walla Walla Ritz Pg 84

Census 3: 1910, OR Multnomah 10-Wd Portland 85 Pct ED 235 Pg 118A

Census 4: 1920, OR Multnomah Portland ED 167 Pg 5B

Census 5: 1930, OR Multnomah Porltand ED 521 Pg 4B

More About EMMA ROSALIE ?:

Census 1: 1900, WA Walla Walla Ritz Pg 84(See Husband)

Census 2: 1910, OR Multnomah 10-Wd Portland 85 Pct ED 235 Pg 118A(See Husband)

Census 3: 1920, OR Multnomah Portland ED 167 Pg 5B(See Husband)

Census 4: 1930, OR Multnomah Porltand ED 521 Pg 4B(See Husband)

Child of GEORGE NICHOLS and EMMA ? is:

i. ROSALIE METHA3 NICHOLS, b. 28 Jul 1891, Oregon14; d. 21 May 1976, Multnomah, OR15,16; m. CLARENCE HARDCASTLE, 28 Jun 1918, Multnomah, OR17; b. Abt. 1886, Kansas.

More About ROSALIE METHA NICHOLS:

Census 1: 1900, WA Walla Walla Ritz Pg 84(See Father)

Census 2: 1910, OR Multnomah 10-Wd Portland 85 Pct ED 235 Pg 118A(See Father)

Census 3: 1920, OR Multnomah Portland ED 167 Pg 5B(See Father)

Census 4: 1930, OR Multnomah Porltand ED 521 Pg 4B(See Father)

More About CLARENCE HARDCASTLE:

Census: 1920, OR Multnomah Portland ED 167 Pg 5B(See Father-in-law George Nichols)

More About CLARENCE HARDCASTLE and ROSALIE NICHOLS:

Marriage: 28 Jun 1918, Multnomah, OR17

 

3. CHARLES FRANKLIN2 NICHOLS (WILLIAM1) was born 23 Apr 1874 in Oregon18, and died 06 Sep 1949 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon19. He married MARIA LEONA HOBBS, daughter of GEORGE HOBBS and ALICE BERNARD. She was born Jun 1878 in Illinois, and died 14 May 1951 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon20.

Notes for CHARLES FRANKLIN NICHOLS:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

about Charles Franklin Nichols

Name: Charles Franklin Nichols

City: Portland

County: Multnomah

State: Oregon

Birth Date: 23 Apr 1874

Race: White

Roll: 1852146

DraftBoard: 9

Nearest relative: Marie Lena Nichols,Portland,Mult,Or

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Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1949 > September > 8, page 5

Rites in Porltand for Son of Pioneer Family.

D. R. Nichols of College Place has received word of the death of his brother, c. Frank Nichols in Portland September 5.

The Nichols family came to Milton area in 1871 and the other surviving brother, Ben Nichols, still lives on the home place taken up in that year. There were five boys and two girls in the family, D. R. and Ben being the last of the pioneer family.

c. Frank Nichols had been in business with D. R. Nichols in College Place for a number of years, later selling out in 1906 to O.P. Jaycox. Frank was also in business with J.L. Elam in the hardware busines in Milton leaving the valley in 1910. He has been associated with the livestock industry in Portland for years.

C. Frank Nichols was born April 23, 1874.

D. R. Nichols and C. D. Hobbs, a brother-in-law, left late Thursday for the services Friday morning in Portland.

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1900 Census WA Walla Walla Ritz ED 84 Pg 4B

Nichols,Frank,head,MW,Apr 1874,26,m1,OR,CAN,CAN,Dry Goods & Groceries

Marie L.,wife,FW,June 1878,21,m1,IL,NY,France

Mildred L.,daughter,FW,Oct 1899,8/12,OR,OR,IL

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1910 Census OR Multnomah 10-Wd Portland 85 Pct ED 235 pg 126A

Nichols,Charles F.,head,MW,36,m1,12,OR,CAN,CAN,Merchant

Marie L.,wife,FW,29,m1,12,1,1,IL,MD,France

Mildred M.,daughter,FW,10S,OR,OR,IL

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1920 Census OR Multnomah Portland ED 178 Pg 6A

Nichols,C. Frank,head,MW,41,m,OR,CAN,CAN,Stockman,Comisson

Marie Louise,wife,FW,38,m,IL,MD,France

Mildred Loui?,daughter,FW,18S,OR,OR,IL

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1930 Census OR Multnomah Portland ED 551 Pg 7B

Nichols,Charles F.,head,MW,52,m21,OR,CAN,CAN,Salesman,Livestock

M. Leona,wife,FW,49,m18,IL,MD,France,Journalist,Magaziens

Mildred L.,daughter,FW,27S,OR,OR,IL,Professionalist,Violin

Mende,Nicholas E.,boarder,MW,32S,Australia,France,Australia,Salesman,Electric

More About CHARLES FRANKLIN NICHOLS:

Census 1: 1880, OR Umatilla Milton ED 110 Pg 14C(See Father)

Census 2: 1900, WA Walla Walla Ritz ED 84 Pg 4B

Census 3: 1910, OR Multnomah 10-Wd Portland 85 Pct ED 235 pg 126A

Census 4: 1920, OR Multnomah Portland ED 178 Pg 6A

Census 5: 1930, OR Multnomah Portland ED 551 Pg 7B

Notes for MARIA LEONA HOBBS:

http://www.linncountyroots.com/Churches/Bibliography.htm

G13. Nichols, M. Leona. Joab Powell: Homespun Missionary. Portland,Ore.: Metropolitan Press, 1935.

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http://www.seattlearch.org/ArchdioceseWorking/ArchivesandRecords/Reading/

Nichols, M. Leona. The Mantle of Elias: The Story of Fathers Blanchet and Demers in Early Oregon. Binford & Mort, 1941. Location: AA

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http://www.mtsu.edu/~kesmith/TNARCHNET/Pubs/goldrush.html

NICHOLS, M. LEONA

1949 Captain Nielsen's Saga: Gold Rush Days. Sunday Oregonian Magazine

(February): 6.

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The mantle of Elias : the story of Fathers Blanchet and Demers in early Oregon. Nichols, Marie Leona,. Portland, Or.. Binfords & Mort. c1941.

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http://tns-verso.auto-graphics.com/scripts/perlsoc1.pl?+AC%7CNICHOLS,*MARIE*LEONA*(HOBBS)*1880-%7C

AUTHOR: NICHOLS, MARIE LEONA (HOBBS) 1880-

1. Joab Powell: homespun missionary, -- 1935 Nichols, Marie Leona (Hobbs) BX6495.P56 N5

More About MARIA LEONA HOBBS:

Name 2: Marie Leona Hobbs

Census 1: 1900, WA Walla Walla Ritz ED 84 Pg 4B(See Husband)

Census 2: 1910, OR Multnomah 10-Wd Portland 85 Pct ED 235 pg 126A(See Husband)

Census 3: 1920, OR Multnomah Portland ED 178 Pg 6A(See Husband)

Census 4: 1930, OR Multnomah Portland ED 551 Pg 7B(See Husband)

Child of CHARLES NICHOLS and MARIA HOBBS is:

i. MILDRED LUCILE3 NICHOLS, b. 01 Oct 1899, Oregon21; d. 30 Oct 1981, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon22,23; m. NICHOL MENDE; b. 07 Jun 1895; d. 15 Nov 1979, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon24,25.

More About MILDRED LUCILE NICHOLS:

Census 1: 1900, WA Walla Walla Ritz ED 84 Pg 4B(See Father)

Census 2: 1910, OR Multnomah 10-Wd Portland 85 Pct ED 235 pg 126A(See Father)

Census 3: 1920, OR Multnomah Portland ED 178 Pg 6A(See Father)

Census 4: 1930, OR Multnomah Portland ED 551 Pg 7B(See Father)

 

4. DORSEY RALPH2 NICHOLS (WILLIAM1) was born Oct 1876 in Milton, Umatilla, OR, and died 03 Jan 196226. He married EMMA LOIS HILL 01 Jan 1899 in College Place, Walla Walla,WA27, daughter of OSCAR HILL. She was born Sep 1878 in Kansas, and died 16 Apr 1972.

Notes for DORSEY RALPH NICHOLS:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

about Dorsey Ralph Nichols

Name: Dorsey Ralph Nichols

City: Not Stated

County: Walla Walla

State: Washington

Birth Date: 6 Oct 1876

Race: White

Roll: 1992177

DraftBoard: 0

Nearest relative: Emma L. Nichols,wife,College Place,Wash.

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1900 Census WA Walla Walla Ritz ED 84 Pg 9B

Nichols,Dorsey,head,MW,Oct 1876,23,m,o,OR,CAN,CAN,General Merchandise

Emma L.,wife,FW,Sept 1878,21,m 6/12,0,0,IA,IA,OH,Post Office,Clerk

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1920 Census WA Walla Walla West college Place ED 112 Pg 12B

Nichols,Dorsey R.,head,43,m,OR,CAN,CAN,Farmer

Emma L.,wife,FW,41,m,KS,IA,OH

Merl,son,MW,16S,WA,OR,KS

Margaret,daughter,FW,9S,OR,OR,OR

Max.,son,MW,1 7/12,WA,OR,KS

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1930 Census WA Walla Walla West College Place ED 57 Pg 2A

Nichols,Dorsey,head,MW,53,m22,OR,CAN,IA,Farmer

Emma L.,wife,FW,51,m20,KS,IA,OH

Max,son,MW,11S,WA,OR,KS

Phila Mae.,daughter,FW,8S,WA,OR,KS

More About DORSEY RALPH NICHOLS:

Burial: Mt Hope Cemetery, Walla Walla, WA28

Census 1: 1880, OR Umatilla Milton ED 110 Pg 14C(See Father)

Census 2: 1900, WA Walla Walla Ritz ED 84 Pg 9B

Census 3: 1920, WA Walla Walla West college Place ED 112 Pg 12B

Census 4: 1930, WA Walla Walla West College Place ED 57 Pg 2A

More About EMMA LOIS HILL:

Burial: Mt Hope Cemetery, Walla Walla, WA29

Census 1: 1900, WA Walla Walla Ritz ED 84 Pg 9B(See Husband)

Census 2: 1920, WA Walla Walla West college Place ED 112 Pg 12B(See Husband)

Census 3: 1930, WA Walla Walla West College Place ED 57 Pg 2A(See Husband)

Marriage Notes for DORSEY NICHOLS and EMMA HILL:

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1949 > January > 2, page 7

Fiftieth Anniversary is Occasion of Celebration

COLLEGE PLACE -- A gathering of relative and friends Sunday night will mark the 50th anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey R. Nichols, pioneers of this area and residents of College Place for many years. The celebration will be held in the dinning room of Conard hall, on the campus where the couple met and kept company during school years. Pictures of early times, music, refreshments, and a display of gifts presented at the 1899 ceremony will be features of the evening.

Dorsey Ralph Nichols was born and raised in Milton, the son of pioneer parents who crossed by ox team to settle in the valley. Emma Lois Hill-Nichols was born in Kansas, coming to College Place with her parents in 1895. The pair carried on their courtship with Mrs. Nichols' two older sisters and their young friends, also from Milton completing the group. All have now celebrated their golden wedding anniversaries, the others as Mr. and Mrs. George Miller and Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Hubbs of Milton.

The January 1, 1899 wedding was solemnized in bitter cold weather that year, reminisces Mrs. Nichols. The college band, serenading the ceremony, was handicapped by frozen horns, she remembers, and Dorsey Nichols' father was the principal figure in another amusing memory. Bringing a sleigh full of friends from Milton to the Hill home in College Place, he was caught in a chinook and bogged down in mud on the way back home after the wedding. Even with chinooks, though, winters were colder in the old days, Mrs. Nichols asserts.

The first store in College Place now known as the College Store, was operated by Dorsey and his father. later, young Nichols was postmaster and storekeeper both for some years. The store was sold in 1905, and the Nichols' moved to Portland, where he served for five years as business manager of the Portland Sanitarium.

Leaving office work on the advise of a physician, Nichols next went into wheat farming near Colfax and later raised sheep in the John Day country. he still claims he's a farmer at heart. After the family's return to College Place, he maintained farm lands in Idaho for some years.

The couple have four children and six grandchildren. merle and Max Nichols, first and third of the children, now operate the Columbia Feed Mill company in Walla Walla. Mrs. Margaret Kelln is the wife of the superintendent of the state corrective farm at Monroe, Washington, and Phila Mae Purdy lives in San Leandro, Calif.

Nichols has been active in the affairs of the area, having just completed two years on the first city council of College Place. he is a Kiwanian, serving on the committee in charge of the city's park development. Best known, perhaps for his property holdings, he originally owned 10 acres of prune orchard, now sold down to three lots in the west section of College Place. He has built or financed eight homes in the town, and has recently carried out a promise made earlier to one of his boys, that he would build a house after reaching the age of 70. supposedly retired, he retains an active interest in civic and church affairs.

Mrs. Nichols will have her bridesmaid of 50 years ago present for this celebration. Mrs. Gertrude Burdick-Trask, now of Cottage Grove, Ore., was a student friend during college years, and will stand up again with the couple. Hearing that the couple still had a clock presented at their wedding by a mutual friend, Mrs Trask exclaimed. "I guess I'm a souvenir too," and Mrs. Nichols promptly retorted, "no more than the rest of us!"

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More About DORSEY NICHOLS and EMMA HILL:

Marriage: 01 Jan 1899, College Place, Walla Walla,WA30

Children of DORSEY NICHOLS and EMMA HILL are:

i. MERLE3 NICHOLS, b. Abt. 1904, Washington; d. 26 Aug 1992, Monroe, Snohomish, Washington31,32.

More About MERLE NICHOLS:

Census: 1920, WA Walla Walla West college Place ED 112 Pg 12B(See Father)

5. ii. MARGARET NICHOLS, b. Abt. 1911, Oregon.

6. iii. MAX MERWIN NICHOLS, b. 02 Jun 1916, Walla Walla,WA.

iv. PHILA MAE NICHOLS, b. Abt. 1922, Washington; m. ? PURDY.

More About PHILA MAE NICHOLS:

Census: 1930, WA Walla Walla West College Place ED 57 Pg 2A(See Father)

 

Generation No. 3

5. MARGARET3 NICHOLS (DORSEY RALPH2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1911 in Oregon. She married DAVID KELLN. He was born 20 Oct 1903 in Germany, and died 02 Mar 2004 in Monroe, Snohomish, Washington33.

More About MARGARET NICHOLS:

Census 1: 1920, WA Walla Walla West college Place ED 112 Pg 12B(See Father)

Census 2: 1930, WA Walla Walla West College Place ED 57 pg 2A(See Husband)

Notes for DAVID KELLN:

1930 Census WA Walla Walla West College Place ED 57 pg 2A

Kelln,David,head,MW,25,m23,GER,GER,GER,im 1911

Margaret,wife,FW,19,m18,OR,OR,KS

Constantine C.,brother,MW,23S,GER,GER,GER,im 1911

More About DAVID KELLN:

Census: 1930, WA Walla Walla West College Place ED 57 pg 2A

Immigration: 1911, from Germany

Child of MARGARET NICHOLS and DAVID KELLN is:

i. E. WAYNE4 KELLN, b. 22 Jul 1938; d. 24 Jul 2004, Granite Falls, Snohomish, WA34.

Notes for E. WAYNE KELLN:

E. Wayne Kelln

Age at Death: 66

Birth Date: Jul/22/1938

Death Date: Jul/24/2004

Newspaper Title: Herald, The

Newspaper Location: Everett, WA, US

Obituary Publication Date: Jul/29/2004

Obituaries

E. Wayne Kelln

E. Wayne Kelln of Granite Falls, WA, died on Saturday, July 24, 2004.

He was born on July 22, 1938 and was 66 years of age when he passed away.

He is survived by: his children, Colette Kelln (Kevin Hevly) of Edmonds, WA, Kurt and Gillian Kelln of Edinburgh, Scotland, Renee and Colin Hawkes of Bellevue, WA, Jennifer and Mark Walter of Bellevue, WA, and Christopher and Nicholas Kelln of Arlington, WA; mother Margaret Kelln of Monroe; brothers, Norman and Sue Kelln of Spokane, WA and Merwin and Nancy Kelln of Tri-Cities, WA; grandchildren, Amanda and Alycia Rainsberger of Edmonds, WA, Kayla Chapman of Edmonds, WA, Max Kelln of Edinburgh, Scotland, and Amanda Walters of Bellevue, WA; and his beloved cat "Shadow".

Wayne was preceded in death by his father David Kelln of Monroe.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, July 30th at 10:00am at St. Mary of the Valley, 601 West Columbia Street, Monroe, WA.

 

6. MAX MERWIN3 NICHOLS (DORSEY RALPH2, WILLIAM1) was born 02 Jun 1916 in Walla Walla,WA. He married DORA WEAVER, daughter of JOHN WEAVER and LAURA CLARK. She was born 11 Dec 1918 in Washington35, and died 25 May 2002 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington36.

More About MAX MERWIN NICHOLS:

Census 1: 1920, WA Walla Walla West college Place ED 112 Pg 12B(See Father)

Census 2: 1930, WA Walla Walla West College Place ED 57 Pg 2A(See Father)

More About DORA WEAVER:

Census: 1920, WA Walla Walla West College Place Dist 112 Pg 67A(See Father)

Children of MAX NICHOLS and DORA WEAVER are:

i. SUSAN EILEEN4 NICHOLS, m. KENNETH ALLAN KOENTOPP, 30 Jun 1973.

Marriage Notes for SUSAN NICHOLS and KENNETH KOENTOPP:

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1973 > July > 15, page 38

Koentopp-Nichols

The garden of the bride's home was the setting for the June 30 marriage of Susan Eileen Nichols to Kenneth Allan Koentopp beneath a garden arch decorated with greenery and bouquets of lavender gladiolas and pink daisies.

Others Mention: Dr. Edward V Wright (officiated), Clark Anderson, Terral Franklin, Mr & Mrs Max M Nichols (Bride's parents), Mr and Mrs Burt T Koentopp(Groom's parents), Mrs Terral Franklin (Bride's sister), Christine Russell, Tedi Bonk, Steve Heimbigner, Steve Stratton, Ralph Longmire, Mrs Ted Lythgo, Marta Russell, Margie Fanciullo, Mrs. David Kelln (Bride's Aunt), Mrs Nettie Yager (Bride's Aunt), Mrs. Vern Colwell (Bride's Aunt), Mrs. John Weaver(Bride's Aunt), Mrs. Lucile Colvard.

More About KENNETH KOENTOPP and SUSAN NICHOLS:

Marriage: 30 Jun 1973

ii. ADELLE NICHOLS, m. TERRAL LEE FRANKLIN, 11 Jun 1966, Walla Walla, WA.

Marriage Notes for ADELLE NICHOLS and TERRAL FRANKLIN:

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1966 > June > 19

Miss Maxine Adelle Nichols and Terral Lee Franklin exchanged vows in a 10 a.m. service, June 11. The Rev. Victor Bresnikar performed the double ring service.

Others Mention: Mr & Mrs Max M. Nichols (Bride's Parents), Mr & Mrs. Sheldon Long (Groom's parents), Miss Susan Nichols (Bride's sister), Betty McMullin, Sandra Lane, Larry Berrones, Richard Chandler, Michael Mikesell, Mrs. Nettie Yager (Bride's Aunt), Dee L Yager (Bride's Cousin), Mrs John M. Weaver (Bride's Aunt), Sheli Moose, Sandra Goade, Marine Sgt. Dee L. Yager, Mrs Yager, Pamela Yager, Connie Yager.

More About TERRAL FRANKLIN and ADELLE NICHOLS:

Marriage: 11 Jun 1966, Walla Walla, WA

 

 

Endnotes

1. Oregon Death Index, Name: Nichols, William County: Umatilla Death Date: 25 May 1930 Certificate: 118 .

2. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Nichols Wm 1838-1930 "Father" 1-1.

3. Find a Grave, "Electronic," William Nichols Birth: Jan. 9, 1838Quebec, Canada Death: May. 25, 1930Milton-FreewaterUmatilla CountyOregon, USA Moved with his parents to Morrestown,New York when he was about 18 years old; Parents returned to Canada and William came to Black Rock, Iowa in 1856; Parents came in 1857; 1862 he came west to the Rogue River County; then to Willamette Valley; 1864 moved to Sonoma County, California; Married Sarah Spence (died 1905) in 1866; 1871 Came to Umatilla County, Oregon; He has lived in same spot for 50 years; 1871 joined the Adventist faith; Children: George A, C.F., Dorsey R., and Ben. Burial:Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery Milton-FreewaterUmatilla CountyOregon, USA Record added: Aug 9 2001By: Betty from OR.

4. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Nichols Sarah 1846-1905 "Mother" 1-1.

5. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Nichols Ada L 1846-1922 "Wife" 1-1.

6. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Nichols Laura M 1869-1878 1-2.

7. Oregon Death Index, Name: Snodgrass, Mayme County: Portland Death Date: 03 Oct 1927 Certificate: 2595 .

8. Oregon Death Index, (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Name: Osborn, Oliver B.County: UmatillaDeath Date: 27 Sep 1912Certificate: 2549.

9. Find a Grave, "Electronic," Mayme(or Mamie) Belle Nichols Snodgrass Birth: Dec. 29, 1885Milton-FreewaterUmatilla CountyOregon, USA Death: Oct. 3, 1927PortlandMultnomah CountyOregon, USA dau of William Nichols; Married Sep 25 1907 to Oliver B. Osborn. He died Sep 27, 1912. Married 2nd time to Frank H. Snodgrass on Feb 12 1914. Brothers: George A, C.F., D.R., J.E., and B. E. Burial:Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery Milton-FreewaterUmatilla CountyOregon, USA Record added: Jul 31 2001By: Betty from OR.

10. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, Name: Dollie A Nichols Place of Death: Walla Walla Date of Death: 02 Jun 1980 Age: 90 years Gender: F SSN: 540-40-8027 Certificate: 016934.

11. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Nichols Ben Earl 1889-1956 1-2.

12. Oregon Death Index, Name: Nichols, George A County: Portland Death Date: 03 D 1944 .

13. Oregon Death Index, Name: Nichols, Emma County: Multnomah Death Date: 25 D 1945 Certificate: 8096 .

14. Delayed Birth Oregon Archives, Case# 1105/43647 Name Gillogly, Metha Nichols Date 7/28/1891 Record Type Delayed Birth County Umatilla Source Health .

15. Oregon Death Index, Name: Gillogly, Metha Nic County: Multnomah Death Date: 21 May 1976 Certificate: 76-08594 Age: 85 Birth Date: - Jul 1891 Spouse: W.

16. SS Death Index, Name: Metha Gillogly SSN: 544-14-5311 Last Residence: 94025 Menlo Park, San Mateo, California, United States of America Born: 28 Jul 1891 Died: May 1976 State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (Before 1951 .

17. OR Marriage Records 1906 - 1920, Name: Nichols, Metha M County: Multnomah Marriage Date: 28 Jun 1918 Name: Hardcastle, Clarence R County: Multnomah Marriage Date: 28 Jun 1918.

18. Delayed Birth Oregon Archives, Case# 375 Name Nichols, Charles Franklin Date 4/23/1874 Record Type Delayed Birth County Umatilla Source Health .

19. Oregon Death Index, Name: Nichols, Charles F County: Portland Death Date: 06 Sep 1949 Certificate: 9986.

20. Oregon Death Index, Name: Nichols, M L County: Portland Death Date: 14 May 1951 Certificate: 5860 Spouse: Charles .

21. Delayed Birth Oregon Archives, Case# 346 Name Mende, Mildred Lucile Nichols Date 10/1/1899 Record Type Delayed Birth County Umatilla Source Health.

22. Oregon Death Index, Name: Mende, Mildred Nic County: Multnomah Death Date: 30 Oct 1981 Certificate: 81-17853 Age: 82 Birth Date: 01 Oct 1899 Spouse: Nichol .

23. SS Death Index, Name: Mildred Mende SSN: 541-46-4938 Last Residence: 97217 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States of America Born: 1 Oct 1899 Died: Oct 1981 State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (1957-1958 ) .

24. Oregon Death Index, Name: Mende, Nicholas Edw County: Multnomah Death Date: 15 Nov 1979 Certificate: 79-18520 Age: 84 Birth Date: 07 Jun 1895 Spouse: Mildre .

25. SS Death Index, Name: Nicholas Mende SSN: 540-24-8855 Last Residence: 97217 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States of America Born: 1 Jun 1895 Last Benefit: 97217 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States of America Died: Nov 1979 State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (Before 1951 ) .

26. Washington State Birth Index 1907-19 19, Parent: Dorsey Ralph Nichols Name: Max Merwin Nichols Location: Walla Walla Parent: Emma Lois Hill Birth Date: 02 Jun 1916 Sex: M Race: W.

27. Early Marriages of Walla Walla County, Washington Territory & State -1862-1899, NICHOLS, Dorsey R. and Emma L. HILL: 1 Jan 1898; G.W. Reaser, MG; Wit: A. Altenhoff and Gertrude M. Burdick; at College Place, WA.

28. Mount Hope Cemetery, College Place, Walla Walla, WA, Nichols, Dorsey Ralph, b. Oct 06, 1876, d. 1962 Jan 03, (Emma, wife).

29. Mount Hope Cemetery, College Place, Walla Walla, WA, Nichols, Emma L., b. Sep 29, 1878, d. 1972 Apr 16, (D.R.Nichols, hus).

30. Early Marriages of Walla Walla County, Washington Territory & State -1862-1899, NICHOLS, Dorsey R. and Emma L. HILL: 1 Jan 1898; G.W. Reaser, MG; Wit: A. Altenhoff and Gertrude M. Burdick; at College Place, WA.

31. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, Name: Merl E Nichols Place of Death: Monroe Date of Death: 26 Aug 1992 Residence: Monroe Age: 89 years Gender: M SSN: 532-32-2236 Certificate: 027702 .

32. SS Death Index, Name: Merl E. Nichols SSN: 532-32-2236 Last Residence: 98272 Monroe, Snohomish, Washington, United States of America Born: 20 Jul 1903 Died: 26 Aug 1992 State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (1951 ) .

33. SS Death Index, Name: David Kelln SSN: 539-24-8620 Last Residence: 98272 Monroe, Snohomish, Washington, United States of America Born: 20 Oct 1903 Died: 2 Mar 2004 State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (Before 1951 ) .

34. SS Death Index, WAYNE KELLN 22 Jul 1938 24 Jul 2004 (V) 98252 (Granite Falls, Snohomish, WA) (none specified) 539-34-3148 Washington.

35. Washington State Birth Index 1907-19 19, Parent: John M Weaver Name: Weaver Weaver Location: Walla Walla Parent: Laura Eudora Clark Birth Date: 11 Dec 1918 Sex: F Race: W.

36. SS Death Index, Name: Dora Nichols SSN: 533-07-8512 Last Residence: 99362 Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States of America Born: 11 Dec 1918 Died: 25 May 2002 State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (Before 1951 ) .