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Mark Sylvester Nichols[1]

Male 1871 - 1957  (86 years)


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  • Name Mark Sylvester Nichols  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Residence 1871  Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 18 Mar 1871  Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Christened 14 May 1871  St. Bartholomew Church, Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Gender Male 
    AFN BHQ4-HR 
    Occupation 1881  Bridport, Dorset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Flax Mill Hand 
    Emigration 21 Aug 1886  Liverpool, Lancashire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elder David Kunz Company on the steamship Wyoming 
    Immigration 31 Aug 1886  New York City, New York Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elder David Kunz Company on the steamship Wyoming 
    Occupation 27 Apr 1910  Lark, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Miner; Gold Mine 
    Occupation 19 Jan 1920  Lark, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer; General Farm 
    Ordinance 17 Dec 1923  Bluffdale, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ordained a Priest by William E. Crump II 
    Occupation 5 Apr 1930  Bluffdale Village, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Laborer; Feed Mill 
    Died 2 May 1957  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 6 May 1957  Riverton City Cemetery, Riverton, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11  default
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2016 

    Father Edward Nichols,   b. 25 Oct 1824, North Perrott, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1878, Bridport, Dorset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Sophia Richardson,   b. 6 Sep 1829, Wareham, Dorset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1891, Riverton, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 6 May 1855  Chard, Dorset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • MARRIAGE: Marriage not found among Crewkerne Parish Church records
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Emily Walker,   b. 16 Dec 1880, Herriman, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1958, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1908  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Children 
    +1. Esther Grace Nichols,   b. 11 Apr 1909, Lark, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1997, West Jordan, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +2. Mark Sylvester Nichols, Jr.,   b. 23 Jul 1910, Lark, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1984, Murray, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Agnes Sophia Nichols,   b. 28 Apr 1912, Lark, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1912, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Mary Elizabeth Nichols,   b. 11 Nov 1913, Lark, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1917, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +5. George Raymond Nichols, Sr.,   b. 10 May 1918, Riverton, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 2011, Maricopa Co, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +6. Edward Maurice Nichols,   b. 13 Feb 1921, Bluffdale, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1967, Bluffdale, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOrdinance - Ordained a Priest by William E. Crump II - 17 Dec 1923 - Bluffdale, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Photo
    Photo
    Photo believed to be Mark Sylvester Nichols, Sr. There is a clear resemblance, although no first-hand reference on the photo. Original photo captured by Matson & Alseen, Uintah Building, Salt Lake City, Utah. Original now in possession of and scanned by Chad G. Nichols.
    St. Bartholomew Church
    St. Bartholomew Church
    Photo of St. Bartholomew's Church at Crewkerne, Somerset. Photo avaialble online at the parish church website. This church played a vital role in the Edward Nichols and Sophia RICHARDSON family
    Wyoming [1870-1893]
    Wyoming [1870-1893]
    Photo of the Wyoming that carried various family members to the United States. Sophia RICHARDSON Nichols and her son, Mark Sylvester Nichols, from Liverpool to New York City in 1886. She was built in 1870 by Palmer Bros & Co, Jarrow-on-Tyne for the Guion Line. She was a 3,238 gross ton ship, 366.2 feet (length) x 43.2 feet (beam), straight stem, one funnel, two masts (rigged for sail), iron construction, single screw and a speed of 11 knots. There was accommodation for 76 first, 100 intermediate, and 800 third class passengers. She sailed from Liverpool on her maiden voyage to Queenstown and New York on 25 Nov 1870. In 1874 or earlier she was rebuilt to 3,729 tons and on 19 Nov 1893 commenced her last Liverpool - New York crossing. She was scrapped in 1893 [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2,p.709]. The Wyoming made 38 voyages with Mormon passengers; Photo scanned by Chad G. Nichols.
    Photo [~1927]
    Photo [~1927]
    Photo of Nichols Brothers: Thomas, George, Mark Sylvester, and Charles Job. Caption: "Thomas, Age 60; George, Age 58, Mark, Age 56, Charles, Age 52." Also written is "1927?" Assuming the ages are correct, the year would in fact be 1927.
    Illustration
    Illustration
    Illustration believed to be that of Mark Sylvester Nichols Sr or his father, Edward Nichols; Original in possession of Chad G. Nichols
    Mark Nichols Photo [28 Apr 1938]
    Mark Nichols Photo [28 Apr 1938]
    Zoomed-in photo of Mark Sylvester Nichols Sr from his U.S. Citizenship Certificate. Original in possession of and scanned by Chad G. Nichols.

    Documents
    Christening [14 May 1871]
    Christening [14 May 1871]
    Christening record of Mark Nichols at Crewkerne Parish Church. Research by Chad G. Nichols
    1871 British Census
    1871 British Census
    1871 British Census - Edward Nichols family: Edward Nichols, Sophia RICHARD Nichols, and children: Elizabeth Mary Jane, Rosa, Sophia, Thomas, George, & Mark Sylvester
    1881 British Census
    1881 British Census
    1881 British Census - Sophia Nichols family: Sophia RICHARDSON Nichols and children: Rosa, Sophia, Thomas, George, Mark Sylvester, Merina, & Charles Job
    Wyoming Passenger List [31 Aug 1886]
    Wyoming Passenger List [31 Aug 1886]
    New York Passenger Arrival List onboard the Wyoming from Liverpool & Queenstown, Master L Rigby, arriving New York City 31 Aug 1886; Passengers were Sophia RICHARDSON Nichols and son, Mark Sylvester Nichols Sr. Recorded as 'Sophia Nicholls' and 'Mark Nicholls.' Sophia was listed on the 10th page of the manifest (002609.jpg) while Mark was listed on the 11th page (003977.jpg). A complete passenger manifest has been compiled as 002609.pdf. Research by Chad G. Nichols
    Marriage Certificate [2 Sep 1908]
    Marriage Certificate [2 Sep 1908]
    State of Utah Marriage Certificate of Mark Sylvester Nichols Sr & Mary Emily WALKER
    1910 U.S. Census
    1910 U.S. Census
    Lark Road, Lark, Salt Lake, Utah: "Mark S Nichols" family
    1920 U.S. Census
    1920 U.S. Census
    Highway 14, Lark or Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah: "Mark Nichols" family
    1930 U.S. Census
    1930 U.S. Census
    Bluffdale Village, Salt Lake, Utah: "Mark Nichols" family
    U.S. Citizenship Certificate [28 Apr 1938]
    U.S. Citizenship Certificate [28 Apr 1938]
    U.S. Citizenship Certificate of Mark Sylvester Nichols Sr.
    Funeral Book [6 May 1957, pp 1-2]
    Funeral Book [6 May 1957, pp 1-2]
    Funeral Book [pp 1-2] of Mark Sylvester Nichols Sr. Funeral was at the Riverton 1st and 3rd Ward Chapel
    Funeral Book [6 May 1957, pp 3-4]
    Funeral Book [6 May 1957, pp 3-4]
    Funeral Book [pp 3-4] of Mark Sylvester Nichols Sr. Funeral was at the Riverton 1st and 3rd Ward Chapel
    Funeral Book [6 May 1957, p 5]
    Funeral Book [6 May 1957, p 5]
    Funeral Book [p 5] of Mark Sylvester Nichols Sr. Funeral was at the Riverton 1st and 3rd Ward Chapel
    Funeral Book [6 May 1957, pp 6-7]
    Funeral Book [6 May 1957, pp 6-7]
    Funeral Book [pp 6-7] of Mark Sylvester Nichols Sr. Funeral was at the Riverton 1st and 3rd Ward Chapel

    Headstones
    Headstone
    Headstone
    Headstone of Mark Sylvester Nichols Sr. & Mary Emily WALKER Nichols at Riverton City Cemetery

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Christening Record - 004093
      1871 British Census - 002607
      1881 British Census - 002608
      Wyoming Passenger List - 003977
      Wyoming - 002183
      1910 U.S. Census - 000625
      1920 U.S. Census - 000626
      1930 U.S. Census - 000627
      Illustration - 000133
      Photos - 000138, 000141, 002190
      U.S. Citizenship Certificate - 000140
      Funeral Program - 000142, 000143, 000144, 000145
      Grave Marker - 000310

    2. [S530] 1871 England Census [database online], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1871. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The 1871 census for England was taken on the night of 2 April 1871) (Reliability: 3).
      42 South St, Crewkerne, Somerset, England:
      *Edward Nicholls, age 46, Linen Web Weaver, birthplace North Perrott, Somerset
      *Sophia, age 38, Linen Web Weaver, birthplace Bridport, Dorset
      *Elizabeth M J, age 14, A Cutler in Factory, birthplace Bridport, Dorset
      *Rosa, age 7, Scholar, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset
      *Sophia, age 6, Scholar, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset
      *Thomas, age 3, Scholar, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset
      *George, age 2, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset
      *Mark, age 1 mo, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset
      [Research by Chad G. Nichols]

    3. [S537] 1881 England Census [database online], Ancestry.com & The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. 1881 British Isles Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1881. Images © Crown copyright. Images reproduced by courtesy of The National Archives, London, England. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. The 1881 British Isles Census was taken on the night of 3 April 1881) (Reliability: 3).
      24 Rope Walks, Bridport, Dorset, England: Sophia Nichols, Widow, age 49, birthplace Bridport, Dorset; Rose, age 18, Flax Mill Hand, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset; Sophia, age 16, Domestic Servant, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset; Meriana, age 7, Scholar, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset; Tom, age 15, Flax Mill Hand, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset; George, age 11, Flax Mill Hand, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset; Mark, age 10, Flax Mill Hand, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset; Charles, age 5, Scholar, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset

    4. [S283] Mormon Immigration Index ©, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department., (Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 2000 [CD-ROM]) (Reliability: 3).
      DEPARTURE. -- The fourth company of this season's emigration left Liverpool per S.S. Wyoming, on Saturday the 21st instant. It consisted of 301 souls, of whom 145 were Scandinavians, 53 Swiss and German, 87 British, and 16 returning elders of all these nationalities. Just previous to starting, services were held on board under the direction of President Wells, when an organization was effected with David Kunz president, and Thomas Sleight and Nephi W. Anderson counselors. We learn by letter from the presidency of the company that they arrived at Queenstown the next morning, all in good health and spirits.

      Sat. 21. [Aug. 1886] -- The steamship Wyoming sailed from Liverpool, England, with 301 emigrating Saints on board, in charge of David Kunz. The company arrived in New York on the 31st. Forty-five of the emigrants were detained there by Commissioner Stephenson on pretended charges of pauperism. Finally all were permitted to continue their journey, except a woman and three children, who were sent back to England. The remainder of the company arrived in Salt Lake City Sept. 7th.

      . . . A number of Saints (131 souls) emigrating to Zion sailed from Copenhagen, Aug. 12, 1886, per steamship 'Bravo' in charge of five returning elders, namely, August K. Anderson, Anders Gustaf Sandberg, Peter M. Anderson, Christian Nielsen and Nephi Anderson. After a safe voyage across the North Sea, the emigrants arrived in Hull, England, Sunday Aug. 15, and thence traveled by rail to Liverpool, where they joined with other emigrants and returning missionaries from the British Isles. At Liverpool they went on board the steamship 'Wyoming,' which sailed from that port on Saturday, Aug. 21, in charge of Elder David Kunz, a returning elder from the Swiss and German Mission. After a pleasant voyage, the company arrived in New York on the 31st. Forty-five of the emigrants were detained there by Commissioner Stephenson of pretended charges of pauperism, but finally all were permitted to continue their journey, except a woman and three children who were sent back to England. The rest of the company left New York Sept. 21, 1886, and traveled over the Baltimore and Ohio and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads to Utah, arriving safe and well in Salt Lake City, Sept. 27, 1886. A small company of Saints, 13 in number, emigrating to Utah, sailed from Christiania, Norway, Aug. 13, 1886, per steamship for England, where they arrived in safety and were united for the journey across the Atlantic with the company of Scandinavian Saints which left Copenhagen, Denmark, August 12th. . . .
      Wyoming, departed Liverpool 21 Aug 1886, 301 LDS immigrants, Church Leader David Kunz, arrived 31 Aug 1886 at New York City; Mark is not listed as a passenger on this voyage, although his mother is listed "Sophia Nicholls, age 65." Sources: Customs #1050 (FHL #1,027,366); Deseret News, 35:33 (Sep. 8, 1886) pp. 537; MS, 48:35 (Aug. 30, 1886), p. 554; MS, 48:38 (Sep. 20, 1886), pp. 601-03; Diary of Thomas Sleight ; ;

    5. [S276] Passenger Manifest (Reliability: 3).
      New York City, New York Co, New York - The Sophia RICHARDSON Nichols family
      --Sophia Nicholls, age 54, England
      --Mark Nicholls, age 16, England

    6. [S84] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Ancestry.com, (Database and images online (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7488), Ancestry.com), PP 10-11 (Reliability: 3).
      Ship Wyoming, Master Charles L Rigby, from Liverpool/Queenstown:
      * Passenger 450, Sophia Nicholls, age 54, Wife, Compartment Occupied Main, Pieces of Baggage 2
      * Passenger 451, Mark Nicholls, age 16, Lab(?), Compartment Occupied Fore, Pieces of Baggage 1

    7. [S140] 1910 United States Federal Census, United States. Census Office. 13th Census, 1910, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [19--] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.), SHEET 5A, SUP DIST UTAH, ENUM DIST 92 (Reliability: 3).
      Lark Road, Lark, Salt Lake, Utah: "Mark S Nichols," age 36, 1st marriage, married 3 yrs, birthplace England, parentage England, immigration 1883, miner, Gold Mine, freely owns home; "Mary E," age 29, 1st marriage, 1 child, 1 surviving child, birthplace Utah, parentage England; "Esta G," age 10 or 11 mos, birthplace Utah

    8. [S253] 1920 United States Federal Census, United States. Census Office. 14th Census, 1920, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [19--] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.), SHEET 8A, SUP DIST 2, ENUM DIST 58 (Reliability: 3).
      Highway 14, Lark or Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah: "Mark Nichols," age 46, immigration 1888, birthplace England, parentage England, Farmer, General Farm; "Mary E," age 39, birthplace Utah, parentage England; "Grace," age 10, birthplace Utah; "Mark," age 9, birthplace Utah; "George," age 1 yr 5 mos, birthplace Utah

    9. [S21] 1930 United States Federal Census, United States of America, Bureau of the Census. 15th Census, 1930, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives & Records Administration, [1930] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.), SHEET 6A, ENUM DIST 18-121, SUP DIST 2 (Reliability: 3).
      Bluffdale Village, Salt Lake, Utah: "Mark Nichols," owns a home, value of property 600, has a radio set, age 56, married at age 35, birthplace England, parentage England, immigration 1885, Laborer, Feed Mill; "Mary E," age 49, married at age 18, birthplace Utah, parentage England; "Mark S," age 19, birthplace Utah; "George R," age 11, birthplace Utah; "Edward M," age 9, birthplace Utah

    10. [S376] LDS Ward Records, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Salt Lake City, Utah) (Reliability: 3).
      Bluffdale Church Records list born 18 Mar 1870/1871/1872 in Crewkern

    11. [S188] Personal Knowledge, Dennis L. Nichols, Nichols, Dennis L. (Reliability: 3).
      Dennis indicates his grandfather Mark Nichols' funeral was at the Riverton Ward Chapel (torn down in 2005) that used to be in front of the Riverton Library

    12. [S290] International Genealogical Index ® - LDS Church Membership Record, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Copyright © 1980, 2002, 2006 The original records cannot be sent to family history centers. The records of members who died before 1988 can be viewed at the Family History Library. These records cannot be photocopied. Information for members who died after 1988 is available only on the Internet version of the IGI. Married women may be indexed under their maiden or married surnames.) (Reliability: 3).
      Mark Nichols
      b. 18 Mar 1870 Crewkerne, Somerset
      parents Edwd & Sophia N
      [IGI 6940275, FHL 86987]
      (Research by Chad G. Nichols)

    13. [S520] Parish Registers, 1558-1901, Church of England. Parish Church of Crewkerne (Somerset), (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988-1989 [FHL BRITISH 1526554 Items 13-27]) (Reliability: 3).
      George chr 14 May 1871
      son of Edward & Sophia Nichols of Crewkerne, Weaver
      (Research by Chad G. Nichols)

    14. [S986] Somerset Online Parish Clerks Genealogy, (Database online (http://wsom-opc.org.uk).) (Reliability: 3).
      «b»Baptism detail:
      Where baptised:
      «u»«/b»St Bartholomew«/u», «u»Crewkerne«/u»
      Conducted by: N R Toke.
      «b»
      Date:
      «/b»14 May 1871.
      «b»
      Person details:
      «/b»Name: Mark NICHOLS.
      Birth Date: Not given.
      Gender: Unknown.
      «b»
      Family details:
      «/b»Father: Edward.
      Mother: Sophia.
      Abode: Crewkerne.
      Occupation: Weaver.
      «b»
      Register details:
      «/b»Page: 85.
      Entry: 673.
      [Research by Chad G. Nichols]

    15. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Marriage Certificate - 000139

    16. [S411] Marriage Certificate or Record (Reliability: 3).
      Original marriage certificate in possession of Chad G. Nichols; Lists "Mark Nichols" of Riverton married "Mary E. Walker" of Herriman 2 Sep 1908 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; recorded at Salt Lake County, Utah; Officiated by Elder Eldredge; Witnesses L. A. King and H. J. Crane