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William Laird Nicolson

M, #491, b. 2 April 1869, d. 17 May 1943
Last Edited: 11 Nov 2020

Parents:

Father*: Robert Davidson Nicolson blacksmith b. 27 Nov 1823, d. 17 Jun 1907
Mother*: Janet Worrel b. 24 Aug 1829, d. 5 May 1881
  • Birth*: William Laird Nicolson was born on 2 April 1869 at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .
  • He was the son of Robert Davidson Nicolson blacksmith and Janet Worrel.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: William Laird Nicolson married Ann Stewart Fairweather, daughter of Charles Fairweather and Jessie Wishart, on 24 July 1891 at Trinity Church Hall, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Iron Moulder / Powerloom Weaver.
  • Obituary: The obituary of William Laird Nicolson was was published on 17 May 1943 at Collingdale, Pennsylvania, United States, . NICHOLSON.- May 17, WILLIAM L.. husband of the late Anne S. Nicholson (nee Fairweather). Relatives and friends are invited to attend services, Friday. 3.30 P. M., late residence, 88 Chester pike, Collingdale. Pa. Int. Mt. Zion Cem. Friends may call Thurs. eve.1
  • (Deceased) Death*: He died on 17 May 1943 at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital, Darby, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, , at age 74 William L Nicholson, died Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital, Darby, Delaware; usual residence 88 Chester Pike, Collingdale, Delaware, Penna; SS number 176-2D-3861; sex M, colur W, widower, DoB April 2 1869; aged 74yrs, 1 month, 15 days; birthplace Scotland; occupation Iron Moulder; informant Harry Howard, 88 Chester Pike, Collingdale; burial on 5-21-43 at Mt Zion Cemetery; funeral director Charles [?] Dunny [?] 20 Mair Street Darby PA registered 5-21-43 H J Leech; medical certificate date May 17 1943 7:00 pm; Hemorrhage following gunshot wound of head, suicidal; date May 17th 1943; signed Chas Dunny deputy coroner, Darby PA signed 5-18-43.1
  • Emigration*: William Laird Nicolson emigrated with William Laird Nicolson on Corean Ship on 11 November 1892 at Glasgow, Scotland, ; William L Nicholson, depart 11 Nov 1892 from Glasgow, destination New York USA, age 23, marital status single, sex male, occupation moulder; ship Corean.2
  • Immigration*: William Laird Nicolson immigrated on 26 November 1892 to New York, USA, . Ellis Island ship manifest for Corean arrival date Nov 26 1892, Nickolson, W L.2
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Ann Stewart Fairweather died on 13 March 1937 at Collingdale, Pennsylvania, United States, .3

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household2 April 1871They was listed as a member of the household of Robert Davidson Nicolson blacksmith in the 1871 census at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . William, son, 2, Dundee; Robert Nicolson, head, mar, 47, engine fitter, Aberdeen; Jessie Nicolson, wife, mar, 42, Errol, Perthshire.4
Member of Household3 April 1881They was listed as a member of the household of Robert Davidson Nicolson blacksmith in the 1881 census at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . William Nicolson, son, aged 12, scholar, born Dundee; Robert Nicolson head, married, aged 57, Engine fitter at works, born Aberdeen; Jessie Nicolson, wife, married, aged 57, born Perth.5
Principal3 April 1881William Laird Nicolson appeared in the 1881 census at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Son - 12 - Scholar - Dundee
1881 - census - ref 282-4 16/36 - 3 Crescent Street, Dundee.6
Principal5 April 1891He appeared in the 1891 census at 8 Charles Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Lodger, 22, Iron Moulder, Dundee.
Principal14 June 1900He and Ann Stewart Fairweather appeared on the census of 14 June 1900 at 320 Manson Place, Plainfield City, Union, New Jersey, USA, , image held; Twelfth census of the United States; State - New Jersey; County - Union; Supervisor's district no - 4th; Enum Dist - 129; Sheet - 30;Township or other division -blank; Name of Institution - blank; name of incorporated city, town, or village, within the above named division - Plainfield City; Ward of city - 4 part of; Enumnerated by me on the 14th day of June 1900, John Neagle, Enumerator. Manson Place, no 320, Nicholson, William, head, white, male, born April 1869, 31 on last birthday, married for 9 years; born Scotland, father born Scotland, mother born Scotland; immigrated to US in 1891, 8 years in the US, naturalisation Pa (?); occupation iron moulder, 0 months not employed; attended school - blank, can read, can write, can speak English; property rented, is a home; Nicholson, Annie, wife, white, female, born April 1870, 30 last birthday, married 9 years, mother of three children, three children living, born Scotland, father born Scotland, mother born Scotland; immigrated to US in 1892, 7 years in US; can read, can write, can speak English.
Principal28 April 1910William Laird Nicolson and Ann Stewart Fairweather appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 at Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, USA, , Unreadable street name, no 220, Nicholson, William, head, male, white, 39 on last birthday, married for 17 years; born Scotland, father born Scotland, mother born Scotland; able to speak English; occupation moulder, iron factory, worker... no... 0; able to read, able to write, property rented, is a home; Nicholson, Annie, wife, female, white, 38 last birthday, married 17 years, mother of 4 children, 4 children living, born Scotland, father born Scotland, mother born Scotland; able to speak English; can read, can write; McDonald, David, boarder, male, white, 28, single, himself & parents all born Scotland; immigrated 1908, alien, able to speak English; occupation machinist, tool works, worker, not unemployed, 0 months unemployed; able to read, able to write; Gorden, David, boarder, male, white, 28, single, himself & parents all born Scotland; immigrated 1908, alien, able to speak English; occupation machinist, tool works, worker, not unemployed, 0 months unemployed; able to read, able to write.7
Principal19 January 1920William Laird Nicolson and Ann Stewart Fairweather appeared on the census of 19 January 1920 at 88 Chester Pike, Collingdale, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA, , image held; Department of Commerce - Bureau of the Census, Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920 - Population; State Pennsylvania, County Delaware, township or other division of county Eastern District, name of incorporated place Collingdale Borough, supervisor's district no 2, enumeration district 154, sheet 16B, enumerated by me on the 19 day of January 1920 W Clayton Hartman enumerator; Nicholson, William L, head, home owned, mortgaged, male, white, 50 married, immigrated 1893, naturalised 1900, able to read, able to write, born Scotland, mother tongue English, father born Scotland, mother tongue English, mother born Scotland, mother tongue English, able to speak English, ships fitter, shipyard, worker; Nicholson, Annie S, wife, female, white, 50 married, immigrated 1893, able to read, able to write, born Scotland, mother tongue English, father born Scotland, mother tongue English, mother born Scotland, mother tongue English, able to speak English.
Witness10 April 1930William Laird Nicolson appeared on the census of 10 April 1930 in the household of Harry Howard and Margaret L Nicholson at 465 Nutts Avenue, Borough & 6th Precinct Phoenixville, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, ; image held; Department of Commerce - Bureau of the Census, Fifthteenth Census of the United States: 1930 - Population Schedule; State Pennsylvania, County Chester, township or other division of county E 6th Precinct, name of incorporated place Borough of Phoenixville, enumeration district 15-66, supervisor's district no 27th, sheet 4B, enumerated by me on April 10th 1930 Roy Weir enumerator 2051; Howard, Harry, head, rented property, $30 per month, no radio set, does not live on a farm, male, white, 41, married at 31, able to read and write, born Maryland, father born England, mother born England, mother tongue English, able to speak English, Engineer, rubber works, worker, at work yesterday, Veteran of US Military or Naval Services - yes, what war - WW; Howard, Margaret L, wife H, female, white, 29, married at 19, able to read and write, born New Jersey, father born Scotland, mother born Scotland, mother tongue English, able to speak English.
Member of Household19 April 1940William Laird Nicolson appeared on the census of 19 April 1940 in the household of Harry Howard and Margaret L Nicholson at 181 Pine Street, Collingdale, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, , Harry     Howan     Head     Married     Male     52     1888     Maryland
Margaret     Howard     Wife     Married     Female     39     1901     New Jersey
William     Nicholson     Father     Widowed     Male     71     1869     Scotland
Anna     Howard     Daughter     Single     Female     18     1922     Pennsylvania
Margaret     Howard     Daughter     Single     Female     14     1926     Pennsylvania
Donald     Howard     Son     Single     Male     9     1931     Pennsylvania
Barbara     Howard     Daughter     Single     Female     6     1934     Pennsylvania
Marilyn     Howard     Daughter     Single     Female     2     1938     Pennsylvania.8

Family:

Ann Stewart Fairweather b. 9 Apr 1866, d. 13 Mar 1937

Children:

Jessie Wishart Nicolson b. 5 May 1892
Charles Nicholson b. Sep 1893
Edith Nicholson b. May 1897, d. 13 Jan 1953
Margaret L Nicholson+ b. May 1900, d. 27 Feb 1958
Hazel Nicholson b. c 1903

Citations

  1. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Newspapers.com via Ancestry.
  2. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) findmypast passenger lists leaving UK 1890-1960 [Feb 2008].
  3. [S67] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com) https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/81888713/annie-nicholson
  4. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Census 1871 Dundee, 3 Crescent St; image held [Jun 2005].
  5. [S30] LDS 1881 Census ref 0203487 vol 282-4 Enum Dist 16 page 36.
  6. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland
    ref 0203487 vol 282-4 Enum Dist 16 page 36
    Robert Nicolson head, married, aged 57, Engine fitter at works, born Aberdeen
    Jessie Nicolson, wife, married, aged 57, born Perth
    Alexander Nicolson, son, aged 15, Millworker jute, born Dundee
    William Nicolson, son, aged 12, scholar, born Dundee
    Alfred Nicolson, son, aged 9, scholar, born Dundee.
  7. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) image held; Thirteenth census of the United States 1910-population; State - New Jersey; County - Union; Supervisor's district no - 5; Enum Dist - 100; Sheet - 17B;Township or other division -blank; Name of Institution - blank; name of incorporated place - part of City of Plainfield; Ward of city - 4 part; Enumnerated by me on the 28th day of April 19100, John E Watson, Enumerator.
    Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Plainfield Ward 4, Union, New Jersey; Roll: T624_910; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 0100; Image: 1126; FHL Number: 1374923. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. [Oct 2009]
  8. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    US Census 1940 [Nov 2020].