5 Emigrate to United States

I have identified 5 descendants of John and Theodocia Nicholas of Whitehook, Bletherston, Pembrokeshire, Wales who emigrated to various parts of the United States between 1881 and 1913.

1881

1. Benjamin Lewis Nicholas (1856-1939)

Benjamin and his wife Margaret Beynon were the first members of the Nicholas family to emigrate to the USA in 1881.

Birth: 12 March 1856, Holloway, Penfford, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Marriage: Margaret BEYNON, 28thFebruary 1881, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, England

Emigration: 7thApril 1881 (Age 25 years), Liverpool – New York, SS Bothnia

Death: 3 March 1939 (Age 82 years)Mason City, Custer County, Nebraska, United States

Note: Margaret’s older brother Edward Beynon had immigrated to Hyde Park, Scranton, PA, USA in about 1869 (Edward returned with his wife Elizabeth and 2 children in about 1876).

1892

2. John Nicholas THOMAS, 1869–1949

John Nicholas Thomas was Benjamin’s nephew (his mother was Benjamin’s sister Sarah and his father was Benjamin Thomas).

Birth: 28 March 1869, Whitland, Carmarthen, Wales

Emigration: 10 September 1892 (Age 23 years), Missouri via New York City, NY, United States

Marriage: Evie Mae Scrutchfield, 1900?, Wales?

Marriage: Ida Irene Scheuneman, 1903 (Age 33 years), Wales?

Death: 13 January 1949 (Age 79 years), Laclede County, Missouri, United States

Burial: 1949 (Age 79 years), Prosperine, Laclede, Missouri, United States of America

1895

3. Thomas John NICHOLAS 1875–

Thomas John Nicholas was also one of Benjamin’s nephews (his mother was Benjamin’s sister Martha who married Evan Nicholas of Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales ).

Birth: 18 October 1875 26 25, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

Residence: 1881 (Age 5 years), 85, Baptist Well Street, Swansea (Town), Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

Residence: 1891 (Age 15 years), Address: Pentre, St John, Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

Emigration: 19 January 1895 (Age 19 years), Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Occupation: Metal (Copper) Inspector, , about 1910 (Age 34 years), Address: Laurel Hill, Queens, NY,USA

Employer: Phelps Dodge Co at Nichols Copper Co and Company

1897

4. John Bowen NICHOLAS, 1873–1950

Another of Benjamin’s nephews (his father was Benjamin’s brother Evan and his mother was Eleanor Bowen).

Birth: 28 June 1873 29, St Michaels, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Emigration: about 1897 (Age 23 years), CUMRO CUSTER COUNTY NEBRASKA, USA

Marriage: Elizabeth Marie Ghude, 3 March 1908 (Age 34 years), Otoe, Nebraska, United States

Military: WWI Draft, between 1917 and 1918 (Age 41 years), New York City no 55, Address: New York, United States

Residence: about 1917, (Age 41 years), Address: 77 Monitor St, Brooklyn, Kings, NY

Death: 9 January 1950 (Age 76 years), Summerfield Marshall County Kansas, USA

1913

5. William Evan NICHOLAS, 1887–

The younger brother of Thomas John Nicholas and one of Benjamin’s nephews (his mother was Benjamin’s sister Martha who married Evan Nicholas of Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales ).

Birth: about June 1887, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

Emigration: June 14, 1913 (Age 26 years), Brooklyn, New York, NY, United States