Florence Bradford Nicoll

Female3 March 1879–25 May 1963

Brief Life History of Florence Bradford

When Florence Bradford Nicoll was born on 3 March 1879, in Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Edward Knight Nicoll, was 41 and her mother, Florence Bradford, was 31. She married Willis Lane Blackman on 7 July 1904, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 25 May 1963, in her hometown, at the age of 84, and was buried in Oak Brook, DuPage, Illinois, United States.

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Willis Lane Blackman
Florence Bradford Nicoll
Marriage: 7 July 1904
Willis Lane Blackman Jr
Chester Bradford Blackman

Sources (14)

  • Flora B Nichols in household of Frank ? Bradford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nichols, "Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"
  • Florance B. Nicholls, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 July 1904Cook, Illinois, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 2

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

    Age 4

    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.

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 22

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Angus): variant of Nichol .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Hinsdaleans Injured in Train Wreck; On Way to Bailey Funeral ~ June, 23, 1938

    By a strange coincidence, four Hinsdaleans, who were on their way to attend a funeral, were in the Olympian, crack passenger train of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul railroad, when it plunged thr …

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