|Isabella V. Nickerson|
My first clues about E.W. and Isabella were photos of them. As they say, a picture can speak a thousand words. I had very little info on E.W. Isabella was my grandfather's sister.
I began my search on Isabella and located her on the 1900, 1910 and 1920 census. I found them both on the 1930 census Ezekiel and Isabella were listed with 5 children. All born in Colorado.
Nathanial NICKERSON born about 1922
Katherine was listed as Nathan. Error on census.
Vivian NICKERSON born about 1923
Lankford NICKERSON born about 1924
Betina NICKERSON born about 1927
Robert NICKERSON born about 1928
I believe that Ezekiel and Isabella had other children after 1930. As I was searching, I came across funeral info on E.W. and Isabella. That lead me to more searching. I came across a Bettie NICKERSON in TX with her Aunt Ruth WHITE on the 1940 census. Ruth was listed on Ezekiel's funeral home info as next of Kin.
After further searching, I discovered that Ruth's maiden name. I thought it was Nickerson. Indeed, she was Ezekiel's sister.
I was searching for Betina Nickerson on the 1940 census record. But, I came across Bettie NICKERSON. She was one of four NICKERSON children listed with the WHITE household in TX. All were born in Colorado. Bettie could have been Betina.
I obtained a copy of Isabella's death record. She passed on Sept 15, 1938. On the funeral home info it stated that the baby was in the casket with Isabella. One can assume that Isabella give birth and died afterward.
I had always thought that when I read, "child was in the casket" with Isabella, and that Isabella died after giving birth. On December 5, 2013, I came across a death record of Freddie NICKARSON. He passed on April 9, 1941. Ruth White was the informant on the death record.
I checked to see who his parents were. E. W. NICKERSON from Denver, Colorado and Elizabeth LANGFORD from St. Joseph, Missouri. I thought to myself and wondered. That's Ezekiel's and Isabella's son. He was born in Sept 15, 1938. So, it appears that Isabella had more than one baby before she passed on. Twins perhaps.
It appears that Ruth White cared for the four NICKERSON children after Ezekiel couldn't. Perhaps that was why the children were with Ruth and her husband in 1940. I can't locate where E.W. Nickerson was in 1940. That still leaves a question.
I was told that E.W. was ill and couldn't care for his children. Why was Isabella's name listed as Elizabeth who was from St. Joseph, MO. That's another mystery.
I came across a photo of Freddie NICKERSON as a child. The photo came from my Grandmother Lankford's home. The year of Freddie birth on the 1930 census was about 1935. But, on his birth record the year was 1938. I don't think that there were two Freddies.
Also, Leona the youngest child, she was listed for her year of birth as about 1939. She could have been born in 1938. I don't think Isabella had triplets. It could have been. Leona, Freddie were the same age on the 1940 census.
Isabella (LANKFORD) NICKERSON was the sister of Leo LANKFORD. The photo of the children were found in the home of Leo and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD./ LANKFARD.
What about the connections between the 1930 and 1940 census? It give clues to who some of the NICKERSONs where about. I discovered that Nathan NICKERSON passed on in 2007 in Oregon . According to his obituary, he had a sister name Doris. And brother named Robert NICKERSON. Nathan Nickerson was born in Colorado.
|The photo of 7 of 11 of Isabella's sibling in 1892|
I continue to search for info on Ezekiel And Isabella Nickerson. I haven't located a Leona NICKERSON nor of a Lydia NICKERSON. I'm not for sure if they were the same person. E.W. and Isabella had about 8 or 9 children.
I have contact some descendants of the following children of E.W. and Isabella NICKERSON
Betina "Bettie" (Nickerson) Young
Vivian V. (Nickerson) Simpson James had children
Lankford J. Nickerson may have had a daughter.
Doris (Darlene) Laverne Nickerson had off spring.
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