Robert J. Nickles

17 January 1882–7 May 1973 (Age 91)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Robert J.

When Robert J. Nickles was born on 17 January 1882, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Marquis DeSalvo Nickles, was 33 and his mother, Sarah A. Cratty, was 24. He married Minnie Erickson on 5 June 1905. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1973. He died on 7 May 1973, in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States.

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Robert J. Nickles
Minnie Erickson
Marriage: 5 June 1905
Monona Louisa Nickles
Robert Jerome Nickles
Merle Emelia Nickles
Marjorie Elaine Nickles

Spouse and Children

5 June 1905


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World Events (8)

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 1

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 German: variant of Nicklas .2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Nickels ( see Nickel ) or English Nichol(l)s .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert J Nickles, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert J Nickels, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert J Nickles, "United States Census, 1910"

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