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Asa Boyd Nicolls

Last updated 10 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 14 Oct 1900 in , , Nebraska, United States

Died: 20 Dec 1971 in Camptonville, Yuba County, California, United States

Father: Edward C. Nicolls (1866 – ?)

Mother: Lusetta A. ____ (1874 – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1910-ps-sd-meade-68-16b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Meade County, Sturgis (Ward 2), enumeration district 68, sheet 16B (form/penned) or page 47B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Meade > Sturgis Ward 2 > District 0068" image 6; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1485 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375498]

Additional detail for reference: Line 72 dwelling 245

Comment: Source includes name (Asa B. Nicolls).

census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Custer County, Pringle Township (T5R4), enumeration district 17-8, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 23A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Custer > Pringle > District 0008" image 3; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2221 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341955]

Additional detail for reference: Line 45, dwelling 28

Comment: Source includes name (A. Boyd Nicolls).

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-639-82b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, enumeration district 60-639, sheet 82B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 5 May 2021) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles > 60-639" image 48; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 381 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5456462 image 204]

Additional detail for reference: Line 64, house number 46

Comment: Source includes name (Boyd Nicolls).

marker-asa-nicolls-1971: Gravestone of Asa Boyd Nicolls (1971); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 28 Apr 2021), memorial ID 36213657, photograph uploaded 6 May 2009; citing “Camptonville Cemetery (Camptonville, Yuba County, California, USA)”

Comment: Source includes name (Asa Boyd Nicolls).

marriage-nicolls-spear-1925: Record of marriage for Asa Boyd Nicolls and Mildred Ruth Spear (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 30 Mar 2008) > “1925-1926” image 1621; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes name (Asa Boyd Nicolls).

obituary-asa-nicolls-1971: Obituary for Asa Boyd Nicolls (1971); “Asa Nicolls,” Placerville Mountain Democrat (Placerville, California), 29 Dec 1971 (Wednesday), page A-5, column 3

Comment: Source includes name (Asa Boyd Nicolls).

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birth

marriage-nicolls-spear-1925: Record of marriage for Asa Boyd Nicolls and Mildred Ruth Spear (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 30 Mar 2008) > “1925-1926” image 1621; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>). See research notes for conflict details.

obituary-asa-nicolls-1971: Obituary for Asa Boyd Nicolls (1971); “Asa Nicolls,” Placerville Mountain Democrat (Placerville, California), 29 Dec 1971 (Wednesday), page A-5, column 3

Comment: Source includes age (71), date of death (Dec. 20 [,1971]) and location (?, Nebraska). Using his age and the death date gives a birth date range from 21 Dec 1899 to 20 Dec 1900. However, the location is given as Leach, Nebraska. I have found no reference to a current or past location (town, township, or county) with that name. There is a Leach Lake in Cherry County; could the town have been near here? The closest existing town to the lake is the village of Wood Lake.

census-us-1910-ps-sd-meade-68-16b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Meade County, Sturgis (Ward 2), enumeration district 68, sheet 16B (form/penned) or page 47B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Meade > Sturgis Ward 2 > District 0068" image 6; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1485 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375498]

Additional detail for reference: Line 72 dwelling 245

Comment: Source includes age (9) and location (Nebraska). Using his age and the official census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a birth date range from 16 Apr 1900 to 15 Apr 1901.

census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Custer County, Pringle Township (T5R4), enumeration district 17-8, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 23A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Custer > Pringle > District 0008" image 3; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2221 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341955]

Additional detail for reference: Line 45, dwelling 28

Comment: Source includes age (29) and location (Nebraska). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1900 to 1 Apr 1901.

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-639-82b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, enumeration district 60-639, sheet 82B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 5 May 2021) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles > 60-639" image 48; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 381 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5456462 image 204]

Additional detail for reference: Line 64, house number 46

Comment: Source includes age (39) and location (Nebraska). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1940 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1900 to 1 Apr 1901.

marker-asa-nicolls-1971: Gravestone of Asa Boyd Nicolls (1971); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 28 Apr 2021), memorial ID 36213657, photograph uploaded 6 May 2009; citing “Camptonville Cemetery (Camptonville, Yuba County, California, USA)”

Comment: Source includes date (OCT. 14, 1900).

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death

marker-asa-nicolls-1971: Gravestone of Asa Boyd Nicolls (1971); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 28 Apr 2021), memorial ID 36213657, photograph uploaded 6 May 2009; citing “Camptonville Cemetery (Camptonville, Yuba County, California, USA)”

Comment: Source includes date (DEC. 20, 1971).

obituary-asa-nicolls-1971: Obituary for Asa Boyd Nicolls (1971); “Asa Nicolls,” Placerville Mountain Democrat (Placerville, California), 29 Dec 1971 (Wednesday), page A-5, column 3

Comment: Source includes location (Camptonville [,California]) and date (20 Dec [1971]).

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father

census-us-1910-ps-sd-meade-68-16b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Meade County, Sturgis (Ward 2), enumeration district 68, sheet 16B (form/penned) or page 47B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Meade > Sturgis Ward 2 > District 0068" image 6; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1485 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375498]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 66,72, dwelling 245

Comment: Source identifies Asa B. Nicolls as a son of Edward C. Nicolls. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Mildred Ruth Spear (1904 – ?)

Married: 22 Sep 1925 in Wessington Springs, Jerauld County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Custer County, Pringle Township (T5R4), enumeration district 17-8, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 23A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Custer > Pringle > District 0008" image 3; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2221 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341955]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 45,46, dwelling 28

Comment: Source identifies Mildred R. Nicolls as the wife of A. Boyd Nicolls.

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-639-82b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, enumeration district 60-639, sheet 82B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 5 May 2021) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles > 60-639" image 48; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 381 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5456462 image 204]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 64,65, house number 46

Comment: Source identifies Mildred Nicolls as the wife of Boyd Nicolls.

marriage-nicolls-spear-1925: Record of marriage for Asa Boyd Nicolls and Mildred Ruth Spear (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 30 Mar 2008) > “1925-1926” image 1621; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes location (Wess[ington] Springs, Jerauld County [, South Dakota]) and date (Sept 22, 1925).

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: at Camptonville, Yuba County, California, United States

Cemetery: (Camptonville Cemetery) at Camptonville, Yuba County, California, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

marker-asa-nicolls-1971: Gravestone of Asa Boyd Nicolls (1971); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 28 Apr 2021), memorial ID 36213657, photograph uploaded 6 May 2009; citing “Camptonville Cemetery (Camptonville, Yuba County, California, USA)”

Comment: The source is located in Camptonville, Yuba County, California.

obituary-asa-nicolls-1971: Obituary for Asa Boyd Nicolls (1971); “Asa Nicolls,” Placerville Mountain Democrat (Placerville, California), 29 Dec 1971 (Wednesday), page A-5, column 3

Comment: Source includes location (Camptonville [, California]).

marker-asa-nicolls-1971: Gravestone of Asa Boyd Nicolls (1971); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 28 Apr 2021), memorial ID 36213657, photograph uploaded 6 May 2009; citing “Camptonville Cemetery (Camptonville, Yuba County, California, USA)”

Comment: Source includes cemetery (Camptonville Cemetery) and location (Capmtonville, Yuba County, California).

obituary-asa-nicolls-1971: Obituary for Asa Boyd Nicolls (1971); “Asa Nicolls,” Placerville Mountain Democrat (Placerville, California), 29 Dec 1971 (Wednesday), page A-5, column 3

Comment: Source includes location (Camptonville [, California]).

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Attributes

Residence: 15 Apr 1910 at Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 22 Sep 1925 at Wessington Springs, Jerauld County, South Dakota, United States

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Apr 1930

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Pringle Township, Custer County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1935 at Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: Abt 1938 at , , California, United States

Occupation: (foreman / building construction) 1 Apr 1940

Residence: 1 Apr 1940 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Residence: 1955 at , El Dorado County, California, United States

Occupation: (logger) 20 Dec 1971

Residence: 20 Dec 1971 at Camptonville, Yuba County, California, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1910-ps-sd-meade-68-16b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Meade County, Sturgis (Ward 2), enumeration district 68, sheet 16B (form/penned) or page 47B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Meade > Sturgis Ward 2 > District 0068" image 6; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1485 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375498]

Additional detail for reference: Line 72 dwelling 245

Comment: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and location (Sturgis, County: Mead, State: South Dakota).

marriage-nicolls-spear-1925: Record of marriage for Asa Boyd Nicolls and Mildred Ruth Spear (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 30 Mar 2008) > “1925-1926” image 1621; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes location (Wess[ington] Springs, Jerauld County [, South Dakota]) and marriage date (Sept 22, 1925).

census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Custer County, Pringle Township (T5R4), enumeration district 17-8, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 23A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Custer > Pringle > District 0008" image 3; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2221 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341955]

Additional detail for reference: Line 45, dwelling 28

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and occupation (Farmer).

census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Custer County, Pringle Township (T5R4), enumeration district 17-8, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 23A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Custer > Pringle > District 0008" image 3; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2221 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341955]

Additional detail for reference: Line 45, dwelling 28

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Pringle Township, County: Custer, State: South Dakota).

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-639-82b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, enumeration district 60-639, sheet 82B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 5 May 2021) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles > 60-639" image 48; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 381 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5456462 image 204]

Additional detail for reference: Line 64, house number 46

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1935) and location (Rapid City, Pennington County, So Dakota).

obituary-asa-nicolls-1971: Obituary for Asa Boyd Nicolls (1971); “Asa Nicolls,” Placerville Mountain Democrat (Placerville, California), 29 Dec 1971 (Wednesday), page A-5, column 3

Comment: Source includes years living in California before his death (33) and date of death (20 Dec 1971) for a move year of about 1938.

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-639-82b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, enumeration district 60-639, sheet 82B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 5 May 2021) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles > 60-639" image 48; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 381 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5456462 image 204]

Additional detail for reference: Line 64, house number 46

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940), occupation (foreman), and industry (building construction).

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-639-82b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, enumeration district 60-639, sheet 82B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 5 May 2021) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles > 60-639" image 48; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 381 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5456462 image 204]

Additional detail for reference: Line 64, house number 46

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940) and location (Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California).

obituary-asa-nicolls-1971: Obituary for Asa Boyd Nicolls (1971); “Asa Nicolls,” Placerville Mountain Democrat (Placerville, California), 29 Dec 1971 (Wednesday), page A-5, column 3

Comment: Source includes location (El Dorado County [, California]) and the first year he lived there (1955).

obituary-asa-nicolls-1971: Obituary for Asa Boyd Nicolls (1971); “Asa Nicolls,” Placerville Mountain Democrat (Placerville, California), 29 Dec 1971 (Wednesday), page A-5, column 3

Comment: Source includes occupation (logger).

obituary-asa-nicolls-1971: Obituary for Asa Boyd Nicolls (1971); “Asa Nicolls,” Placerville Mountain Democrat (Placerville, California), 29 Dec 1971 (Wednesday), page A-5, column 3

Comment: Source includes location (Camptonville [, California]) and date of death (20 Dec 1971).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

In 1930, Mildred (Spear) Nicolls' parents, Ernest and Floy Spear, along with their daughter Hannah, were living with their her and husband Asa's family. [census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2a, census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2b]

In 1940, Asa and Mildred rented a room to Melvill Brown, a handyman who worked in building construction, as did Asa. [census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-639-82b]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Custer County, Pringle Township (T5R4), enumeration district 17-8, sheet 2A (form/penned) or page 23A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Custer > Pringle > District 0008" image 3; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2221 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341955]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 45-49, dwelling 28

census-us-1930-ps-sd-custer-8-2b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Custer County, Pringle Township (T5R4), enumeration district 17-8, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 23B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Custer > Pringle > District 0008" image 4; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2221 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341955]

Additional detail for reference: Line 51-53, dwelling 28

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-639-82b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, enumeration district 60-639, sheet 82B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 5 May 2021) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles > 60-639" image 48; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 381 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5456462 image 204]

Additional detail for reference: Line 64, house number 64

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses between 16 Apr 1900 and 20 Dec 1900. Using his age (29) on the marriage date for Asa and Mildred of 22 Sep 1925 gives a birth date range from 23 Sep 1895 to 22 Sep 1896. [marriage-nicolls-spear-1925]

Birth Location: This database uses Nebraska. The 1940 U.S. Census includes both Nebraska and South Dakota. The former is noted on Asa's line in on the sheet. The latter is provided in the supplementary questions, which were asked about Asa's son Charles. In particular, for his father's birth place, the answer was given as So Dakota. [census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-639-82b]

FOLLOWUP

He may have been born 14 Oct 1900, in Lynch, Boyd County, Nebraska.

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-639-82b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, enumeration district 60-639, sheet 82B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 5 May 2021) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles > 60-639" image 48; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 381 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5456462 image 204]

Additional detail for reference: Line 68 (supplemental questions), house number 46

marriage-nicolls-spear-1925: Record of marriage for Asa Boyd Nicolls and Mildred Ruth Spear (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 30 Mar 2008) > “1925-1926” image 1621; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

obituary-asa-nicolls-1971: Obituary for Asa Boyd Nicolls (1971); “Asa Nicolls,” Placerville Mountain Democrat (Placerville, California), 29 Dec 1971 (Wednesday), page A-5, column 3

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Sources

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