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So Who was Wilma Stevens of Carleton Place? Nichols Family History

So Who was Wilma Stevens of Carleton Place? Nichols Family History
Wilma Stevens, a Carleton Place girl who married Thomas Nichols. I found this picture in someone’s collection and had to find out who she was. Everyone deserves to be remembered.
  • Wilma Alice Stevens and Thomas Ernest NicholsMarried on Friday, April 20, 1928 in Carleton Place , Ontario.Later I found out that later she had married Nelson McWilliams after Mr. Nichols died and I also discovered she was related to Ray Paquette.

Your Wilma Stevens post this morning brought back a “flood” of memories. This time of year my brother Tedd and I would be spending most of the summer at Tom and Wilma’s cottage-at Longview Island on Mississippi Lake, opposite Squaw Point on the 9th line of Beckwith. The original cottage was built in 1938 I believe and included a wood shed, an ice house, and an outhouse with a boathouse on the mainland accessed from the 9th line. The Nichols owned half the island and later built a cottage on a point facing the mainland which they made available to relatives. It was recently listed for sale as “170 Longview Island” although, it has been substantially renovated and updated from what I remember as a boy!

Following Uncle Tom’s death, the cottages and land were sold to Harry Probert who had plans for sub dividing the property and selling lots. I don’t know the circumstances surrounding subsequent events but the cottage and a portion of the land became the property of Tom’s son, Bill. He owned it for a number of years and subsequently sold the main cottage and what property remained to the current owner. Mr. Probert Was able to sell a lot to Mike and Irene Papworth (nee Chamney) and I believe the cottage on the point to the Sample family from Richmond.  You must remember that I was not in Carleton Place during these later years, so my recollections are second hand and therefore probably  not accurate.

In later years, Aunt Wilma lived her final years in the seniors residence at 126 Sussex Street.

By the way my mother’s name was Viola not Violet..

Ray Paquette

1921 Census

Name:Wilma Alice Stevens
Racial or Tribal Origin:English
Marital Status:Single
Birth Year:abt 1905
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1 Jun 1921
House Number:68
Residence Street or Township:Beckwith
Residence City, Town or Village:Twp Beckwith
Residence District:Lanark
Residence Province or Territory:Ontario
Residence Country:Canada
Relation to Head of House:Daughter
Father’s Name:William Henry Stevens
Father Birth Place:Ontario
Mother’s Name:Alice Elizabeth Stevens
Mother Birth Place:Ontario
Can Speak English?:Yes
Can Speak French?:No
Can Read?:Yes
Can Write?:Yes
Months at School:X6-89
Employment Type:2 Wage Earner
Nature of Work:House Work B
Out of Work?:No
Duration of Unemployment:0
Duration of Unemployment (Illness):0
Enumeration District:97
Sub-District:Beckwith (Township)
Sub-District Number:5
Enumerator:J. H. Edwards.
District Description:Polling Division No. 1 – Comprising the Six Front Concessions of the said municipality from lot 1 to 18 inclusive in the township of Beckwith
Neighbours:View others on page
Line Number:7
Family Number:70
Household MembersAgeRelationshipWilliam Henry Stevens54HeadAlice Elizabeth Stevens47WifeLorne H Stevens12SonWilliam Alleen Stevens9SonLloyd George Stevens5DaughterIsobel N Stevens18DaughterWilma Alice Stevens16DaughterAnnie Eliza Stevens15DaughterMary Viola Stevens3Daughter

Name:Wilma Alice Stevens
Birth Year:abt 1906
Birth Place:Carleton Place, Ontario
Marriage Date:20 Apr 1928
Marriage Place:Carleton, Ontario, Canada
Father:William Henry Stevens
Mother:Alice Elizabeth Hawkins
Spouse:Thomas Ernest Nichols

Wilma Alice Stevens Nichols
St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place
Burial Place:
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Thomas Ernest Nichols 1901 – 1959 His Wife Wilma Alice Stevens 1904 – 1983 Nichols

STEVENS, William Allan

Suddenly at Ottawa, Ontario, on Monday, May 14, 1990, William Lloyd Stevens, in his 79th year, beloved husband of Carmel Douglas. Dear father of Joan (Mrs. Ken Wright) of Barrie, Lois Anne (Mrs. Lee Brebner) of Oakville. Loving grandfather to Alison Brebner, Judi Wright, Steven Wright and his wife Nadine, Dear brother of Vi Paquette of Carleton Place. Predeceased by his brothers Harold, Lorne and Lloyd, and his sisters Isobel, Anna, Wilma Nichols McWilliams and Edith Hughes. Resting at the Tubman Funeral Home, Westboro Chapel, 403 Richmond Road, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. Interment Tennants Cemetery, Lanark Township. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
10 May 1983, Tue  •  Page 22

So who was her second husband Thomas Ernest Nichols? His father was William Abner Nichols– see The World of William Abner Nichols and grandfather was Abner Nichols–Dim All The Lights — The Troubled Times of the Abner Nichols Home on Bridge Street

Name:Thomas Ernest Nichols
Birth Year:abt 1901
Birth Place:Carleton Place, Ontario
Marriage Date:20 Apr 1928
Marriage Place:Carleton, Ontario, Canada
Father:William Abner Nichols
Mother:Catherine Alice Hands
Spouse:Wilma Alice Stevens
Heritage Homes Disputes- Abner Nichols House

The World of William Abner Nichols

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

An Amusing Abner Nichols and His Boat

Before and After at Centennial Park

Splinters of Sinders Nichols and Brides

Looking for Information– Nichols Family History