Minnie J. Nicholson

6 September 1893–23 June 1981 (Age 87)
Scott, Indiana, United States

The Life of Minnie J.

When Minnie J. Nicholson was born on 6 September 1893, in Scott, Indiana, United States, her father, David Francis Nicholson, was 36 and her mother, Malinda Elzora “Ella” Cortner, was 30. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Benjamin H Spear. She lived in Johnson Township, Scott, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Scottsburg, Scott, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 23 June 1981, at the age of 87, and was buried in Austin, Scott, Indiana, United States.

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Benjamin H Spear
Minnie J. Nicholson
Gerald Nicholson Spear
Virginia Mae Spear
James Donald Spear

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 13

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: patronymic from Nichol .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Minnie J Spear in household of B H Spear, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Minnie Spear in household of Benjiman Spear, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Minnie J Nicholson in household of David F Nicholson, "United States Census, 1910"

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