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Nickinson Family 

EJ Phillips  (1830 -1904) and  John Nickinson (1808 - 1864), the father of her children (and possibly her husband)  were the parents of  Charles Alderman Nickinson (b. Apr. 30, 1858, Toronto -died Sept. 1859, Pittsburgh) 

Albert Edward Nickinson (b. Cincinnati, Ohio July 8 1863 - Pensacola, Florida, June 1948) "my dear son" and "Albert" to his mother and "Buddie" to his sister.  Baby pictures  He would seem to have been named after the Prince of Wales, born  in 1841, son of Queen Victoria and her Prince Consort Albert.  more on the Prince of Wales

Albert about 1870, Indianapolis

Judkins Photographer, 101/2 East Washington Street., Indianapolis, Indiana

Albert Edward Nickinson 1878, about 15 years old, just after the family moved to New York. 

Daughter Christine Harriet  Melanie "Hattie" Nickinson Dolman (born Toronto Aug. 24, 1860, died  Philadelphia, Oct. 9, 1946) 
Was Hattie named after Christine Zavistowski?  Melanie would seem likely to be a reference to the role played by both Charlotte Nickinson and EJ Phillips in Nickinson's greatest role of  Havresack in Boucicault's Old Guard
Hattie married John Dolman, Jr. , a Philadelphia lawyer, in April 1887.  Dolman Family Tree

Albert was nearly 23 in 1886 when these letters from EJ Phillips begin. Albert photo
He had just moved to  Middletown New YorkSoon after he met  Mary Penelope Macardell Nickinson (September 11, 1864 -June 19, 1954) of Middletown and they were married on Thanksgiving Day 1889,. "my dear daughter"[-in-law].

They were the parents of  Edward Phillips Nickinson "fair haired Sunshine". Known as Edward as a small child, then Ted, and finally Nick, (October 7 1890, Middletown, NY - January 17, 1948, Pensacola, Florida).  

Edward Phillips Nickinson went to Annapolis and met and married Em Turner Merritt  ( March 31, 1896- Sept. 24, 1973) Po' lady or The Poor Old Lady of Pensacola, Florida.
They were the parents of
Mary Elizabeth Nickinson "Betty Nick: (1920-2002) who married Arthur Chitty (1914- 2003) .
Edward Phillips Nickinson Jr.
(1926- )  who married Elizabeth Louise "Betty Lou" Kuhl (1926- ) parents and grandparents of Edward Phillips Nickinson, Pat Nickinson, and Merritt Lee Nickinson Schatz, editor of Kiss the Children for Father
Em Turner Nickinson  Kuhl (1928-2000) married Donald Glen Kuhl (1923- 2012) Their children are Mary Glen Kuhl Chitty, Phillips Lee Kuhl, Marjorie Turner, Elizabeth Anne Kuhl Nelson and Donald Robertson Kuhl. 

We tend to underestimate the power of exponentials -- two parents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents.  Each generation doubles. Only child Edward Phillips Nickinson had three children, 12 grandchildren, 20+ great-grandchildren and (so far) at least three great great grandchildren.  .  

 July 1999 619 North Baylen St. Pensacola Florida 
50th wedding anniversary Em Turner Nickinson Kuhl and Donald Glen Kuhl


Thanks to AO and Mary Rule for keeping the house where Mother and Daddy's wedding reception had been in the family
 and having the (considerably extended) family over 50 years later.

John Nickinson had died in Cincinnati, Ohio  in February 1864, aged 56, leaving EJ Phillips (aged 33) with Hattie, aged 3 and Albert, aged seven months and herself to support.

Notebook recording  family expenses 1874 - 1877

Board for children $8.00 per week 1874

John Nickinson (born London, England June 1, 1808 - died Cincinnati, Ohio  Feb. 9, 1864) came to Canada after enlisting in the British Army at 16 and there married first Mary Ann Talbot They were the parents of
       Charlotte Nickinson Morrison (1832 - 1910)
       Eliza Nickinson Peters (1834 - )
       Virginia Nickinson Marlowe (1838 -1899)
       John Nickinson (c.1844 - Feb 1916)
       Isabella Nickinson Walcott (1847 -1906)

Various 19th century Nickinsons in Canada     more family photos    EJ Phillips descendents in the 21st century

Last updated Dec 31, 2012

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