Bryce Kent Nickell

7 April 1929–15 March 2012 (Age 82)
Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States

The Life of Bryce Kent

When Bryce Kent Nickell was born on 7 April 1929, in Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States, his father, William Lee Nickell, was 50 and his mother, Claytie Marie Black, was 30. He married Pattye Jean Duke on 6 September 1952, in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Osgood Election Precinct, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Coachella, Riverside, California, United States in 2006. He died on 15 March 2012, in Torrance, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 82.

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Bryce Kent Nickell
Pattye Jean Duke
Marriage: 6 September 1952
Michael Scott Nickell

Spouse and Children


    Pattye Jean Duke


6 September 1952
Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States


    Michael Scott Nickell


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 5

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 22

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

Dutch, German, and English: variant spelling of Nickel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bryce Kent Nickell in household of William L Nickell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bryce K Nickell in household of William L Nickell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Brice Nickell in entry for Gene O Nickell, "Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013"

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