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Edith Mariah Ramey Nickel
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Birth: Jul. 27, 1819
Muskingum County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1871
Del Norte County
California, USA

Edith Mariah Ramey married 23 AUG 1836 to James Nickel (12 MAR 1816-15 JUN 1852) in Muskingum County, Ohio. Their son, John Ramey Nickel was born in 1837.
The family moved to Missouri before coming west along the Oregon Trail in 1852. The crossing was hard and she lost a niece, a sister and her husband to fever along the way. James Nickel was buried near Fort Laramie, Wyoming. John also became sick but survived. They ended up in Elk Valley, Del Norte County, California and settled there on a ranch of 360 acres. Edith married again to William C. Ransom, but the marriage didn't work out. Their marriage was dissolved and she went back to her former name of Nickel. She then got the "creeping paralysis" and had to move in with her son and his new family before dying at her son's home in Elk Valley. Edith was 52 years old. She was buried in the Brother Jonathan Cemetery and her headstone is still there at the memorial between those of her granddaughter, Laurien and her son, John. 
 
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 Children:
  John Ramey Nickel (1837 - 1906)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Mother's Grave - aged 52 years, 4 months & 12 days
 
Burial:
Brother Jonathan Cemetery
Crescent City
Del Norte County
California, USA
Plot: southwest quarter
 
Maintained by: Karen Betlejewski
Originally Created by: Cathy Bonser
Record added: Aug 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20946643
Edith Mariah <i>Ramey</i> Nickel
Added by: Cathy Bonser
 
Edith Mariah <i>Ramey</i> Nickel
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