Looking for Information– Nichols Family History

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Looking for Information– Nichols Family History

 

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Photo from the John Armour photo collection

John Armour–This is a picture of Abner Nichols, (very early 1900’s) from my late Grandfather Walter Armour’s collection. Abner Nichols married Eliza McNeely (daughter of 2nd generation James McNeely). My Great Grandfather, Robert Armour married Jessie McNeely (daughter of 2nd generation McNeely, Thomas Moore)

 

 

Hi Linda,

I was on line and reading some of your stories about early life in Carleton Place.. really enjoyed them and found them very interesting. I have connections to Carleton Place as follows:
My Great Great Grandfather was Abner Nichols – 1836-1905
My Great Grandfather William Abner 1870-1933
My Grandmother Eliza May Nichols 1895-1932 who was my fathers mother ( she married George Albert Clark 1878-1949)
My father son of Eliza and George – George Clark is 91  now he has a lot of stories about Carleton Place and a great memory. I took him to the Carleton Place Museum and he was very pleased to see the exhibit about the Nichols Lumber Mill. He spent a lot of time in Carleton Place as a young boy and would take the train from Ottawa.
My Name is Mandy Clark.
The reason for this email is that I am working on the Nichols family history but have run into trouble going back any farther than Anber Nichols. I do not seem to be able to find any record of his (Abner’s)  parents and was wondering if you knew the information or have ideas about where I can find it.
I am on ancestry.ca but have found nothing.
Thanks for any information you may have,
Sincerely,
Mandy Clark
I told Mandy to contact the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum to see if Jennifer had anything– but do any of you out there in cyber land have any info?
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I found a few things below with the first  newspaper article and it contains quite a bit of information. Abner was actually born in Kemptville to American parents and lived for 10 years of his early life in the United States.
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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  19 Nov 1930, Wed,  Page 7

 

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  24 Sep 1906, Mon,  Page 4

 

 

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  24 Sep 1906, Mon,  Page 4

 

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  21 Jan 1898, Fri,  Page 7

 

One of the most reliable place to find the names of the parents of an individual is in the marriage record. Insofar as Abner’s marriage was prior to civil registration of marriages in Ontario (1869-present), the place to look is in the church records of the faith in which the marriage was performed.
To determine the likely faith of Abner, I checked his son William’s marriage (in civil registration records) to see what faith he was at the time of his marriage. The result is Church of England which is the Anglican Church… that leaves the potential that Abner was also Anglican.
If that is the case, Abner’s church marriage record will be at the archives of the Anglican Diocese in Ottawa. The archive is at Christ Church Cathedral. They do church register look ups for a small fee that is used to keep the archives public.
It s very likely that, if the marriage was Anglican, that the record will contain the names of Abner’s and his bride’s parents.
The archivist’s name is Glenn Lockwood. You can reach them at: http://www.ottawa.anglican.ca/Archives.html
Hope this helps more than confuses 🙂
Rick Roberts

 

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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

 

relatedreading

The World of William Abner Nichols

An Amusing Abner Nichols and His Boat

Before and After at Centennial Park

Splinters of Sinders Nichols and Brides

Dim All The Lights — The Troubled Times of the Abner Nichols Home on Bridge Street

 

 

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  1. One of the most reliable place to find the names of the parents of an individual is in the marriage record. Insofar as Abner’s marriage was prior to civil registration of marriages in Ontario (1869-present), the place to look is in the church records of the faith in which the marriage was performed.

    To determine the likely faith of Abner, I checked his son William’s marriage (in civil registration records) to see what faith he was at the time of his marriage. The result is Church of England which is the Anglican Church… that leaves the potential that Abner was also Anglican.

    If that is the case, Abner’s church marriage record will be at the archives of the Anglican Diocese in Ottawa. The archive is at Christ Church Cathedral. They do church register look ups for a small fee that is used to keep the archives public.

    It s very likely that, if the marriage was Anglican, that the record will contain the names of Abner’s and his bride’s parents

    The archivist’s name is Glenn Lockwood. You can reach them at: http://www.ottawa.anglican.ca/Archives.html

    Hope this helps more than confuses 🙂

    Rick Roberts

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