William Cecil Nicodemus

10 August 1878–3 March 1948 (Age 69)
Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, United States

The Life of William Cecil

When William Cecil Nicodemus was born on 10 August 1878, in Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, United States, his father, William Allen Nicodemus, was 29 and his mother, Clara Schmeltzer, was 20. He married Marie Kempf on 28 February 1904, in Reardan, Lincoln, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Spokane Falls, Spokane, Washington Territory, United States in 1880 and Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1920. He died on 3 March 1948, at the age of 69.

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William Cecil Nicodemus
Marie Kempf
Marriage: 28 February 1904
Marie Rose Nicodemus
Cecil Allen Nicodemus
Merlyn Elva Nicodemus

Spouse and Children

28 February 1904
Reardan, Lincoln, Washington, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Allen Nicodemus






    Bessie Still Nicodemus


    Nancy B Nicodemus


    Charlie Claude Nicodemus


    Percy Allen Nicodemus


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World Events (8)

1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

Age 2

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 19

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

Name Meaning

Spanish: from a personal name of Greek origin, composed of the elements nikē ‘victory’ + dēmos ‘people’. This is the name borne in the New Testament by a Greek Jew who defended Jesus before the religious leaders (John 7:50) and was present at his burial (John 19:39).

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

Sources (3)

  • W C Nicodemus, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willie Nicodemus in household of W A Nicodemus, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Nicademus in household of W Nicademus, "United States Census, 1900"

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