Re: Edith May (Jameson) Nicholls [Mills related]

Hi Dave / Deb:

You are right! The best way to clear up any questions is to engage others and we have a great site for doing that. Also, just a reminder for all listers, remember the NSCUMBER archives. A wealth of info!

The other Edith M. Nicholls had the same birth year, Dave but it appears the correct one was in N.Y. instead of Mass. after their marriage, but later moved back. Didn't cast my net far enough.

Thanks for catching it!!


On Friday, February 20, 2015 11:04 AM, "David Winter davidwinter@... [nscumber]" <> wrote:

Hi Steve:

Not a problem; been there and done that myself.

That’s what this nscumber site is for anyway; to compare/discuss notes and data.

I only have to change the name of one daughter and change the first name of hubby in my file and I’m back on track.


On 15-02-20 8:02 AM, "nscumber" <> wrote:


Thanks Dave

It appears I found the wrong Nicholls family, although they are close, below is the correct one.

Sorry for the inconvenience.


Jessie F Nicho?Las
United States Census, 1940
Name: Jessie F Nicho?Las  [Nicholls]
Event Type: Census  
Event Date: 1940  
Event Place: Ward 12, Boston, Boston City, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States  
Gender: Male  
Age: 49  
Marital Status: Married  
Race (Original): White  
Race: White  
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head  
Relationship to Head of Household: Head  
Birthplace: Massachusetts  
Birth Year (Estimated): 1891  
Last Place of Residence: Same Place  

Household                   Role Gender Age Birthplace

Jessie F Nicho?Las     Head       M    49    Massachusetts
Edith M Nicho?Las     Wife        F     32    Massachusetts
Jessie F Nicho?Las     Son         M     11    New York
Florence Nicho?Las    Daughter F       9    New York
Elora Nicho?Las         Daughter F       6    Massachusetts
Ruth Ann Nicho?Las  Daughter F      4    Massachusetts
Jean Nicho?Las          Daughter F      3     Massachusetts
George Parks              Lodger    M    42    Ohio


On Thursday, February 19, 2015 4:38 PM, "David Winter davidwinter@... [nscumber]" <> wrote:


Thanks Deb.

There are apparently two 1940 Mass. Censuses, both referring to Edith M (Jameson) Nicholls involved here; yours and Steve’s.

One Edith is married to Philip G. Nicholls, same age as she, and one Edith is married to Jesse F. Nicholls, 17 years her senior.

Both Edith M. Jameson’s are within a year of the other in age which doesn’t help either.

I feel one 1940 Census is not the correct family; but which one?

Your Census with a daughter, Elora Nicholls, born about 1934, looks more favorable as Edith May’s mother was named Elora May Mills.

She was the d/o Albert Edward Jameson and Elora May Mills. Elora was born in Parrsboro in circa 1886, the d/o Robert and Ruba (York/e) Mills.


Edith M Nichols
United States Census, 1930
Name: Edith M Nichols  
Event Type: Census  
Event Year: 1930  
Event Place: Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States  
Gender: Female  
Age: 23  
Marital Status: Married  
Race: White  
Race (Original): White  
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife  
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife  
Birth Year (Estimated): 1907  
Birthplace: Massachusetts  
Father's Birthplace: Canada  
Mother's Birthplace: England

Household          Role Gender Age Birthplace

Philip G Nichols  Head      M    23    Massachusetts
Edith M Nichols  Wife        F    23    Massachusetts
Jean E Nichols    Daughter F      1     Massachusetts

Edith Nichols
United States Census, 1940
Name: Edith Nichols  
Event Type: Census  
Event Date: 1940  
Event Place: Ward 10, Worcester, Worcester City, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States  
Gender: Female  
Age: 33  
Marital Status: Married  
Race (Original): White  
Race: White  
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife  
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife  
Birthplace: Massachusetts  
Birth Year (Estimated): 1907  
Last Place of Residence: Same House

Household     Role Gender Age Birthplace
Philp Nichols  Head     M    33    Massachusetts [Philip - printer / printing shop]
Edith Nichols  Wife      F    33    Massachusetts
Jean Nichols  Daughter F    11    Massachusetts

Edith Nicholls
United States Social Security Death Index
Given Name: Edith  
Surname: Nicholls  
Birth Date: 15 April 1907  
Social Security Number: 014-50-2495  
State: Massachusetts  
Last Place of Residence: Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts  
Previous Residence Postal Code: 02026  
Event Date: August 1975  
Age: 68  
Edith M Nicholls
Massachusetts, Death Index
Name: Edith M Nicholls  
Event Type: Death  
Event Date: 19 Aug 1975  
Event Place: Boston, Massachusetts  
Certificate Number: 006692  
Birthplace: Massachusetts

Posted by: Steve Cameron <truemanville@...>, 18 Feb 2015

On 15-02-19 3:56 PM, "nscumber" <> wrote:


1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Jessie F Nickollas Respondent: Yes

Age: 49 Estimated birth year: abt 1891

Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: Massachusetts

Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Head

Home in 1940: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Street: Cliff Street House Number: 9

Inferred Residence in 1935: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Residence in 1935: Same Place

Sheet Number: 1A Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 1

Occupation: Janitor

House Owned or Rented: Rented Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 31

Attended School or College: No Highest Grade Completed: High School

Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 48 Duration of Unemployment: 4

Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work Weeks Worked in 1939: 51

Income: 1275 Income Other Sources: No

Household Members: Name Age

 Jessie F Nickollas  49

 Edith M Nickollas  32

 Jessie F Nickollas  11

 Florence Nickollas  9

 Elora Nickollas  6

 Ruth Ann Nickollas  4

 Jean Nickollas  3

 George Parks  42


NICHOLLS - Of 170 Walworth St., Roslindale, December 15, Jesse F., beloved husband of Edith (Jameson) Nicholls and father of Florence Ricciardi, Elora Graham, Ruth Brothers, Eleanor Falion, Jesse F. Jr., Joan, David and Kenneth Nicholls. Services will be held at the Bell Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., Brookline Wednesday at 2:30 o'clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours Monday and Tuesday evenings 7 to 10 p.m. Late member at Chelsea Lodge No. 938, B.P.O. Elks. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain.

Date: Monday, December 16, 1963  Paper: Boston Traveler (Boston, MA)   Page: 26