Lucy Anna Olney

Female28 December 1830–16 November 1909

Brief Life History of Lucy Anna

When Lucy Anna Olney was born on 28 December 1830, in Bastard, Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America, her father, Davis Mack Olney, was 33 and her mother, Lucy Sally Downey, was 26. She married Alvin Sheldon Nichols on 3 January 1847, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. She died on 16 November 1909, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alvin Sheldon Nichols
Lucy Anna Olney
Marriage: 3 January 1847
Lovina Ruth Nichols
Lucy Almeda Nichols
Sarah Merillah Nichols
Alvin Willard Nichols
Rhoda Ann Nichols
Luna Candace Nichols
Davis William Sylvester Nichols
Lilly Inez Nichols

Sources (33)

  • Lucy Anne Olney in entry for Lucy Almeda Zenson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Lucy Nichals in household of Alvin? Nichals, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lucy Allney in entry for Luna C Squires, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1847Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children (8)

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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.

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

    Age 9

    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    1851 · Brigham City is Settled

    Age 21

    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Olney in Buckinghamshire. The placename derives from an Old English personal name Olla + Old English ēg ‘island’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Olney, Downey and Robinson Driven out of Far West, Missouri

    The Olney, Downey and Robinson Families had been at Far West little more than 2 weeks when Church leaders Joseph Smith, Sidney Ridgeon, Parley p Pratt, and Lyman Wright were taken into custody by the …

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