Walter Robert Nicholson

Walter Robert Nicholson

Male 1877 - 1931  (53 years)

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  • Name Walter Robert Nicholson  [1
    Born 7 Aug 1877  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Feb 1931  Pulaski, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age 53 years 
    Person ID I87395  Tree2020
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2020 

    Father Ancestors Lorenzo Nicholson,   b. 7 Jan 1834, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1899, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Esther Jane Edick,   b. 17 Oct 1839,   d. 2 Apr 1915  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 7 Mar 1861  Richland, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, March 7, 1861 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Married - On Monday evening, March 4th, by Rev. J. H. Buck, Mr. Lorenzo Nicholson and Esther Jane Edick, all of South Richland.

      Newspaper Article - Thursday, March 11, 1886 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Silver Wedding - March 4, 1861, two events happened of great importance, one the first inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States, the other, the marriage of Lorenzo Nicholson to Esther J. Edick. March 4, 1886, the friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson, to the number of about seventy, assembled at their residence in South Richmond, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their marriage. There were present friends from Syracuse, Oswego, Watertown, and from different towns in Oswego county. The following were some of the presents to the bride and groom of twenty-five years: Mr. and Mrs. B. Berry, glass lemonade set and silver server, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Edick, butter dish and knife; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Edick, silver pickle dish and sugar spoon; F. and C. Nicholson, antique tea-pot; Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Edick, silver cake basket; Miss M. E. Ladd, spoon holder, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Perry, Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Perry and Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Rich, silver cake basket; Mr. and Mrs. C. A Norris, fruit dish and plates; Mr. and Mrs. Goodsell, pair vases; Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Waters, $3.50 in silver; Mr. and Mrs. E. Nicholson, $1 in silver; Mr. and Mrs. M. Hess, $2 in silver; Mr. and Mrs. O. H. White, gold lined berry spoon; Mr. W. E. Hill, silver cream spoon; Mr. and Mrs. A. N. and Della Waters, set silver knives and forks; Mr. and Mrs. M. Barnard, towel; Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Dean, two silver tablespoons; Mr. and Mrs. H. Nicholson, pair pillowcases; Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Ste, set silver teaspoons; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Miller, set nut picks and painting; Mr. and Mrs. M L. Dunbar, bronze busts; Miss Mary Hess, panel painting; Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Parkhurst, patent rocker and Chinese lady. The following is a copy of a letter by an aged maiden lady friend with a request that it be read to the company. The letter was folded in the old-fashioned way and sealed with a wafer without an envelope and directed to "Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Nicholson, present," and read as follows: "South Richland. Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson: as I have known Mr. Nicholson since a child, I venture to speak to him of the great mistake I think he has made in not giving me an invitation to his place this evening, and looked up some smart gentleman with an ox sled and straw and blankets, as we went when I was young. I guess with a careful man I might have come. I suppose you thought I was poor, but I might have given one silver dollar, the man another. See what you have lost! And I may have got so young that with you or consent there might have been a new wedding at your house this evening. Sony to trouble you just now, but here are three cents to pay you the trouble of reading this. Please be careful how you speak about this for I fear I shall get laughed at" After, the inner man had been fully satisfied from the tables. The marriage ceremony was duly performed by I. J. Rich, Esq., who, after congratulating the youthful couple upon their happiness thus far, and warning them of the dangers that might befall them as a newly married couple, and after admonishing all present that if any had ought to say why those two should not be joined in the bonds of padlock to speak out or forever after hold their yawp, no reply being made in the usual questions being duly answered, the young couple of twenty-five years of married life were sent on their way, rejoicing. At a late hour the company broke up, all feeling that they had enjoyed a good time.
    Family ID F18750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Lena Pierce,   b. Jan 1881, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1939  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F18755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Walter R. Nicholson - August 7, 1877 - February 16, 1931. Son of Lorenzo and Esther Jane Edick Nicholson. Husband of Lena Pierce.

      Newspaper Obituary - Tuesday, February 17, 1931 Oswego Palladium Times - Oswego, New York - Pulaski, February 17 - Walter Nicholson, 54, a rural mail carrier for 27 years, died at his home in Lake street, Monday evening. Although he had been in poor health for the past two years he had been confined to his bed for only three days directly preceding his death. Mr. Nicholson was born August 7, 1877, near Fernwood, son of Lorenzo and Esther Nicholson, and spent his entire life in Fernwood until two years ago when he came to this village to reside. He resigned as a mail carrier last fall after having been engaged in that work in Fernwood 17 years and on R.D. 5 out of this village for the ten following years. Before becoming a mail carrier he had assisted his father on the farm in Fernwood. Mr. Nicholson attended Pulaski academy. He was a member of South Richland Grange and an attendant of the Methodist church of this village. He is survived by his widow, Lena Pierce Nicholson, and one daughter, Miss Thelma Nicholson; one brother, Will Nicholson of Fernwood, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at his home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. John Warren, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Willis cemetery.
    • February 16, 1931 - Walter Nicholson, age 53 years, 6 months, 9 days. Date of birth August 7, 1877, born in Richland, New York. Sex, male; race, white; married; occupation, RFD mail carrier for United States government. Name of wife, Lena Pierce Nicholson. Name of father, Lorenzo Nicholson, born in Richland, New York. Name of mother, Esther Edick, born in Richland, New York. Informant, Lena Nicholson, Pulaski, New York. Cause of death, chronic myocarditis with cardiac hypertrophy, duration 5 years. Signed by F. E. MacCallum, M.D., February 18, 1931, Pulaski, New York. Place of burial, Willis cemetery, Fernwood, February 19, 1931. Undertaker, Paul K. Foster, Pulaski, New York.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2975] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,, (Name: Name: Operations Inc;;), Registration State: New York; Registration County: Oswego; Roll: 1818708; Draft Board: 3.
      Record for Walter Robert Nicholson
    2. [S2976] New York, Death Index, 1880-1956,, (Name: Name: Operations, Inc.;;), New York Department of Health; Albany, NY; NY State Death Index.
      Record for Walter Nicholson