John Nichols Chilson

16 January 1850–18 August 1921 (Age 71)
Trumbull, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Nichols

When John Nichols Chilson was born on 16 January 1850, in Trumbull, Ohio, United States, his father, Orrin Chilson, was 38 and his mother, Mary Nichols, was 35. He married Cornelia H Anson on 14 June 1882, in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 18 August 1921, in Weesaw Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 71.

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John Nichols Chilson
Cornelia H Anson
Marriage: 14 June 1882
Orrin Silas Chilson
Edna Madge Chilson
Roy Chilson
Roxie C Chilson
Millie Helen Chilson

Spouse and Children

14 June 1882
Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan, United States


    Orrin Silas Chilson


    Edna Madge Chilson


    Roy Chilson




Parents and Siblings


    Mary Nichols




World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 10

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 20

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Chilson in Oxfordshire, named with Old English cild ‘young man’ ( see Child ) + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John N Chilson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John N Chilson in household of Orrin Chilson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John N Chilson in entry for David L Heckathorn and Millie H Chilson, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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