Alva Raymond Nickles

Male27 October 1891–21 March 1987

Brief Life History of Alva Raymond

When Alva Raymond Nickles was born on 27 October 1891, in Barron, Wisconsin, United States, his father, David Conner Nickles, was 44 and his mother, Madora Bell Blassingham, was 21. He married Leola Ethel Anderson on 27 March 1910, in Pawnee, Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Blanchard, Skagit, Washington, United States in 1930 and Blanchard Election Precinct, Skagit, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 21 March 1987, in Alaska, United States, at the age of 95.

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Alva Raymond Nickles
Elsie Maria Tyler
Marriage: 21 July 1917
Dora Mae Nickles

Sources (10)

  • Alva Nichols, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alva R Nickles, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"
  • Alvin Raymond Nickles, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 July 1917Aztec, San Juan, New Mexico, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 5

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

    Age 6

    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.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 25

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Nicklas .

    Probably also an Americanized form of German Nickels .

    English: variant of Nickels .

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

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    Story Highlight

    I asked my "cousin" Kathy about her grandmother,Elsie, Alva Nickles' 1st wife. (Elsie was born in Beaver, Utah and from an active Mormon family. She had been married before and had 2 sons.They met and …

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