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Sophia Nichols[1]

Female 1865 - 1949  (84 years)


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  • Name Sophia Nichols  [2, 3, 4
    Born 20 Feb 1865  Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Christened 9 Apr 1865  St. Bartholomew Church, Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender Female 
    AFN 22Q5-S9 
    Residence 1871  Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1881  Bridport, Dorset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Flax Mill Hand 
    Emigration 20 Jun 1885  Liverpool, Lancashire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elder Jorgen Hansen Company on the Wisconsin 
    Immigration 1 Jul 1885  New York City, New York Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elder Jorgen Hansen Company on the Wisconsin 
    Died 16 Jun 1949  Riverton, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 20 Jun 1949  Riverton City Cemetery, Riverton, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1145  default
    Last Modified 31 Mar 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 William Torkelsen,   b. 25 Oct 1867, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1950, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 9 Aug 1889  Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Veronica Rose Torkelsen,   b. 2 Aug 1898, Riverton, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1978, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F503  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Wisconsin [1870-1893]
    Wisconsin [1870-1893]
    Photo of the Wisconsin, the ship that carried various family members to the United States in the 1800s: Jacob Nilsson Broman, from Liverpool to New York City in 1880; and Sophia Nichols from Liverpool to New York City in 1885. The Wisconsin was a 3,238 gross ton ship, built by Palmer Bros & Co, Jarrow-on-Tyne in 1870 for the Guion Line of Liverpool. She was 366 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 passenger accommodation for 76 first, 100 intermediate, and 800 third class. She launched 19 Mar 1870. Her maiden voyage was 6 Jul 1870 from Liverpool to Queenstown (Cobh) and New York. She was rebuilt to 3,700 tons about 1874 and sailed on her last voyage 22 Oct 1892 between Liverpool, Queenstown, and New York. She was scrapped the following year [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2,p.709]. The Wisconsin made 33 voyages with Mormon passengers. Photo 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

    Documents
    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
    Christening [9 Apr 1865]
    Christening [9 Apr 1865]
    Christening record of Sophia NICHOLS at Crewkerne Parish Church. Research by Chad G. Nichols

    Headstones
    Headstone
    Headstone
    Headstone of William Torkelsen & Sophia NICHOLS Torkelsen at Riverton City Cemetery

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: Conference Register, BYU Library, indicates that Sophia emigrated
      to the United States on 20 Jun 1885.

  • 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 - 004080
      1871 British Census - 002607
      1881 British Census - 002608
      Ship Wisconsin - 002182
      Grave Marker - 000316

    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).
      Elder Jorgen Hansen Company on the Wisconsin departed Liverpool 20 Jun 1885, arrived New York City 1 Jul 1885; Lists Sophia Nichols (age 20)

    5. [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).
      Sophia Nichols
      b. 20 Feb 1865 Crewkerne, Somerset
      bap 9 Aug 1880
      end 18 Nov 1891 MANTI
      parents Edward & Sophia
      [IGI 6940275, FHL 86987]
      (Research by Chad G. Nichols)

    6. [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).
      Sophia chr. 9 Apr 1865
      dau of Edward & Sophia Nichols of Crewkerne, Weaver
      (Research by Chad G. Nichols)