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George Washington Nickel
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Birth: Nov. 28, 1850
Death: 1923

Husband of Dora Ann HAGGARD Nickel, daughter of Turner Haggard and Rebecca (Allen)Cameron-Compary Haggard.
George Nichol...the first post office in Wheeler Co., TX. , est. 1896 was established and named by George. "Shamrock". He considered the Shamrock good luck because of his Irish background. George was considered
a "nester" moved to Miami, OK. after a fire destroyed their home at Shamrock. After the town of Shamrock was named, George kept the Post Office in his home, and was the first postmaster. The nearest postoffice had been in Mobeetie. However, the mail had only been delivered to his home one time before his home (dugout) burned down. They then moved first to the north side of Wheeler county, and then to Miami, Roberts County where they remained the rest of their lives. They were members of the Christian Church. Dora became blind for the last 5 years of her life.
1900-George and Dora HAGGARD Nickel were living in Britton and Spring Creek, TWp, Oklahoma Territory.
I have 12 children listed for them: Sons,Andrew Jackson and PATRICK are also buried here at Miami Cemetery.
Their children: Samuel Marion (1887) m Myrtle Stump (div) and then Elsa?, died in Oregon;
Andrew Jackson (1889-1954) m Inez Carruth. Also both buried at Miami Cemetery;
Patrick Egan (1891-1955) m Helga Duncan. Buried at Miami Cemetery;
Mabel Ellen (1893)m Joe Monty Montgomery;
Teresa Salome (1894) m Ed Guinn;
George Clark (1897) m Clara Rhoades;
Catherine Ann (born 1900 died 1901);
Phillip Sheridan (1901)m Mary Alice Harris;
Fannie Agnes (1904-1982) m Leonard Estes Evans;
Robert Emmett (1905) m Dimmie Evans;
Mary John(1907) m William Herman Dawson;
Theodore Edison Nickel (1909) m Margie.

I show George's parents as Samuel Nickel and Sarah (Ellen?)McElreth. Another record (death record)listed her as Ellen Clark. I am not sure if these are the same woman, or different, or if informant was wrong.

Source: "Counting Cousins of James (M) Nelson Porter and Millie Jones Porter Wheeler County Texas Pioneers" by Louise Caperton Coffman, page 119-133. 
Family links: 
  Dora Ann Haggard Nickel (1870 - 1958)
  Andrew Jackson Nickel (1889 - 1954)*
  Patrick Egan Nickel (1891 - 1955)*
  Fannie Agness Nickel Evans (1904 - 1982)*
  Robert Emmett Nickel (1906 - 1974)*
  Mary John Nickel Dawson (1907 - 2003)*
*Calculated relationship
Miami Cemetery
Roberts County
Texas, USA
Created by: Nancy
Record added: Mar 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49909514
George Washington Nickel
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