Spurgeon Wesley NICHOLSON

Male Abt 1868 -


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  • Name Spurgeon Wesley NICHOLSON  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1868  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1883  USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Immigration 1898  North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Spurgeon had already been in the US for 14 years, but Caroline and her 3 children came in 1898, probably immediately after their marriage.
    Occupation 02 Mar 1898  [1
    Farmer. 
    Residence 02 Mar 1898  Palmerston, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 01 Jun 1900  [4
    Merchant. 
    Occupation 15 Apr 1910  [3
    Farmer. 
    Land Transaction 31 May 1910  Dominion Lands Office, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Spurgeon applied for the NE quarter of Section 28, Township 3, Range 9 west of the 4th meridian. Later the same year, his step son William Smith applied for the SE quarter of the same section.

      In the 1911 census they were both living on their properties, but the rest of the family must have been back in North Dakota.
    Reference 11337 
    Person ID I11337  Southwest
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2018 

    Father Malcolm NICHOLSON,   b. 25 Nov 1838, York County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1901  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Margaret SMITH,   b. 17 Feb 1843, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1922  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1860  Drayton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2947  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline BROWN,   b. Abt 1872, Wallace Township, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 02 Mar 1898  Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Spurgeon was a bachelor, Caroline a widow.
    Census 01 Jun 1900  Pierce Township, Barnes County, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Andrew Olsen, 23, and J H Mosted, 28, boarders, lived with them.
    Census 15 Apr 1910  Birtsell Township, Foster County, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Spurgeon was a naturalized US Citizen at this time. Caroline had had 7 children, but only 4 of them were living in 1910. The 3 that died must have all been born while she was married to Spurgeon.
    Children 
     1. Margaret L NICHOLSON,   b. Abt Jul 1899, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F2963  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3388] Ontario Marriages, (Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Aug 31, 2018, Original Date, Mar 2, 1898).

    2. [S3326] 1881 Census of Canada, (Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Aug 24, 2018).

    3. [S3392] 1910 US Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington, DC, USA, Sep 2, 2018).

    4. [S3391] 1900 US Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington, DC, USA, Aug 30, 2018).

    5. [S3393] Alberta Homestead Records, (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada., Sep 2, 2018, Original Date, May 31, 1910).