John Nicol III

26 July 1830–20 August 1905 (Age 75)
Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Nicol III was born on 26 July 1830, in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Nicol II, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Dickie, was 28. He married Agnes Small about 1860, in Dundee City, Scotland, United Kingdom. He lived in Dundee, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861 and Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 20 August 1905, in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Nicol III
Helen Burnett
Marriage: 23 April 1864
Mary Ellen Hyde
Agnes Delathine Nicol
Elizabeth Jane Nicol
Margaret Nicol
John Nicol IV
Isabell Divinia Nicol

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 April 1864Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
    Age 2
    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 24
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Nichol .Breton (rarely Le Nicol), French, and German: from a shortened form of a personal name, Breton and French Nicolas , German Nikolaus (see Nicholas ).In some cases also an American shortened (and altered) form of Greek Nikolas , its variant Nicolas , or of any of various derivatives of the personal name Nikola(o)s ‘Nicholas’, including Nikolis (see Nicoli ). Compare Nichol and Nicola .

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

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    Sources (24)

    • John Nicholas [known in other records as John Nicol] and his two wives Agnes Small and Ellen Burnett, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Nicol in entry for Elizabeth Nicol Ream, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Nichol, "United States Census, 1880"

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