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Harriet Justina <I>Kelsey</I> Nickerson

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Harriet Justina Kelsey Nickerson

Birth
Polk, Ashland County, Ohio, USA
Death
7 Apr 1921 (aged 70)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial
Lander, Fremont County, Wyoming, USA Add to Map
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Wind River Mountaineer no. 22
April 8, 1921
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Mrs. Nickerson Called

Word received today that Mrs. H. G. Nickerson passed on in San Francisco last night at 11 p.m. Remains will be shipped to Lander for burial and will leave San Francisco Saturday.
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Riverton Review no. 41
April 13, 1921
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Mrs. H.G. Nickerson Dies in California
Lander - Mrs. Harriet G. Nickerson, 70 years of age, wife of Capt. H. G. Nickerson pioneer resident and former Indian agent here, died Thursday of last week in San Francisco, where she was convalescing from a recent illness, according to word received by friends. The body is expected to arrive in Lander this evening. The date for the funeral has not been set.

Mrs. Nickerson underwent an operation in Denver two months ago and went to the coast to recuperate in company with her daughter, Mrs. S. A. Wiley, of Thermopolis. Her health failed to improve.

In addition to her husband and the daugher in Thermopolis, Mrs. Nickerson is survived by two other daughters and a son; Mrs. W. E. Farley, of Lander; Mrs. Fred Stratton, Riverton, and O. K. Nickerson, a druggist and mayor of Middleton, Mont.


Wyoming State Journal no. 25
April 15, 1921
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Noble Woman Passes Away
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Long Life of Usefulness Ended at San Francisco on Friday of Last Week
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Was a Pioneer Teacher
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Taught First School At South Pass And Experienced Many Of The Pioneering Hardships

After a short illness Mrs. Harriet J. Nickerson passed away last Friday at the home of her daughter, Alta May Farley, in San Francisco. Born in Polk County, Ohio, on January 30, 1851, as Harriet Justina Kelsey, and united in marriage with Capt. H. G. Nickerson at Elyria, Ohio, on April 13, 1874, the young couple came back soon afterward to South Pass where Mr. Nickerson had mining interests. She taught the first public school at South Pass, probably the first in this county, and during her long and useful life took an active interest in the welfare of the young commonwealth of Wyoming. She was the second president of the Wyoming Rebekah assembly and was a delegate to the National Prohibition convention at Chicago in 1896.

Four children survive, Mrs. Alta May Farley, who was unable to attend the funeral, Mrs. Edith Wiley, Mrs. Fred Stratton and Capt. O. K. Nickerson, all of whom are here to attend the funeral except Mrs. Farley.

The body lies in state at her late residence where it will remain until noon on Friday. At 1:00 o'clock brief Christian Science service will be held at the home, followed by a public funeral at the Armory at 2:30, under the auspices of the G. A. R., the Pioneer's Society and the American Legion. It is expected that Rev. John Roberts and Rev. L. D. Smith will lead the services, after which interment will be made at Mt. Hope.

A profusion of beautiful flowers attests the regard in which she was held in the community, and Mayor A. H. Maxwell has issued a proclamation requesting all business houses to close during the hour of the funeral as a mark of further respect to the memory of this noble pioneer woman.
Wind River Mountaineer no. 22
April 8, 1921
Page 1

Mrs. Nickerson Called

Word received today that Mrs. H. G. Nickerson passed on in San Francisco last night at 11 p.m. Remains will be shipped to Lander for burial and will leave San Francisco Saturday.
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Riverton Review no. 41
April 13, 1921
Page 1

Mrs. H.G. Nickerson Dies in California
Lander - Mrs. Harriet G. Nickerson, 70 years of age, wife of Capt. H. G. Nickerson pioneer resident and former Indian agent here, died Thursday of last week in San Francisco, where she was convalescing from a recent illness, according to word received by friends. The body is expected to arrive in Lander this evening. The date for the funeral has not been set.

Mrs. Nickerson underwent an operation in Denver two months ago and went to the coast to recuperate in company with her daughter, Mrs. S. A. Wiley, of Thermopolis. Her health failed to improve.

In addition to her husband and the daugher in Thermopolis, Mrs. Nickerson is survived by two other daughters and a son; Mrs. W. E. Farley, of Lander; Mrs. Fred Stratton, Riverton, and O. K. Nickerson, a druggist and mayor of Middleton, Mont.


Wyoming State Journal no. 25
April 15, 1921
Page 1

Noble Woman Passes Away
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Long Life of Usefulness Ended at San Francisco on Friday of Last Week
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Was a Pioneer Teacher
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Taught First School At South Pass And Experienced Many Of The Pioneering Hardships

After a short illness Mrs. Harriet J. Nickerson passed away last Friday at the home of her daughter, Alta May Farley, in San Francisco. Born in Polk County, Ohio, on January 30, 1851, as Harriet Justina Kelsey, and united in marriage with Capt. H. G. Nickerson at Elyria, Ohio, on April 13, 1874, the young couple came back soon afterward to South Pass where Mr. Nickerson had mining interests. She taught the first public school at South Pass, probably the first in this county, and during her long and useful life took an active interest in the welfare of the young commonwealth of Wyoming. She was the second president of the Wyoming Rebekah assembly and was a delegate to the National Prohibition convention at Chicago in 1896.

Four children survive, Mrs. Alta May Farley, who was unable to attend the funeral, Mrs. Edith Wiley, Mrs. Fred Stratton and Capt. O. K. Nickerson, all of whom are here to attend the funeral except Mrs. Farley.

The body lies in state at her late residence where it will remain until noon on Friday. At 1:00 o'clock brief Christian Science service will be held at the home, followed by a public funeral at the Armory at 2:30, under the auspices of the G. A. R., the Pioneer's Society and the American Legion. It is expected that Rev. John Roberts and Rev. L. D. Smith will lead the services, after which interment will be made at Mt. Hope.

A profusion of beautiful flowers attests the regard in which she was held in the community, and Mayor A. H. Maxwell has issued a proclamation requesting all business houses to close during the hour of the funeral as a mark of further respect to the memory of this noble pioneer woman.


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