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John Edward Nicholson

John Edward Nicholson
birth: 25 Dec 1877, Russellville, Putnam County, Indiana to Benjamin B. Nicholson and Susan Ball
death: 21 Mar 1952, Aspinwall, O’Hara Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

m: 14 Mar 1901, Putnam County, Indiana
Daisy Olive Homan
birth: 23 Feb 1878, Russell Township, Putnam County, Indiana to George Waugh Homan and Nancy Burnside
death: 5 Sep 1956, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
burial: Portland Mills Cemetery, Parke County, Indiana

Children of John Edward Nicholson and Daisy Olive Homan:

  • Wallace Elto Nicholson (1902-1960) married Frieda Beeldt
  • Leona Perle Nicholson (1903-1962) married Harold Ray Slider
  • Maurice Edward Nicholson (1907-1982) married Helen Eugenia Maxwell
  • Donna Olive Nicholson (1912-1976) married Charles Thomas Faulkner

John lived in Russell Township, Putnam County from birth to early 1900’s and Indianapolis, Marion County from 1905 to 1914. He later moved to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

John was a carpenter and built houses in Indianapolis.  He served in the 503 Aero Sq. Air Svc. in World War I.  John and Daisy were divorced.

Submitted by:
David Nicholson

Leannah Jane Lane

Leannah Jane Lane
b. 12 February 1834, Indiana
d. 4 August 1900, Eddyville, Dawson County, Nebraska

m/1. 23 June 1851, Franklin County, Indiana
John H. Smith
d. 1857-58, Indiana

m/2. 22 September 1858, Franklin County Indiana
Dennis Ball Line
b. 12 June 1830, Butler County, Ohio, to Jotham and Martha (Ball) Line
d. 12 September 1903, Eddyville, Dawson County, Nebraska

Children with John H. Smith:
• George Washington (1854-1925) married Ida I. Hunter

Children with Dennis Ball Line:
• Charles H. (1860-1933) married Dora Himelbright
• Martha Jane (b. 1862) married Zackary Loar
• William Tecumseh S. (1865-1941) married Carrie Spellmyer
• John F. (b. 1868) married Nettie Boots
• Isaac M.(1870-1871)
• Aaron J. (1872-1873)
• Marshall B. (b. 1875) married Jennie Bayne
• Theodore Edward (b. 1878) married Bell Percell

All of Leannah’s children were born in Indiana, but it is not known when she left the state.

Leannah and her second husband are both buried at Platte Valley Cemetery in Nebraska.

Submitted by:
Gerry Yost
Ravenna NE
E-mail: gyost@webtv.net

Andrew Jackson Neel

Andrew Jackson Neel
b. 24 January 1863, Liberty Township, Delaware County, Indiana, to Isaac and Catherine (Turner) Neel
d. 2 April 1953, Riverside, Riverside County, California

m. 26 February 1890 (license date), Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas
Ida B. Ball
b. 14 November 1872, Richmond, Virginia
d. 20 July 1962, Riverside, Riverside County, California

Children with Ida B. Ball:
• Henry Homer (1890-1954) married Jessie McClain
• Eva Cecil (1892-1906)
• Bertha Edna (1895-1896)
• Eddie Orville (b.1899) married Verta Stierwalt
• Ina Mabel (1906-1974) married (1) Diamond Bell Phillips, (2) Hester Hernandez
• Elton Earnest “Jack” (1910-1987) married Velma Dickey
• Ethel Marie (b.1912) married Clifford Bryand Hicks

Andrew lived in Selma, Liberty Township, Delaware County, Indiana, until leaving the state in 1880 looking for adventure. He went to Dodge City, Kansas, then lived in Cheny, Kansas. He took part in the land rush in Oklahoma, farming in Woodward County, Oklahoma, before moving to California in 1920. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in Orange and Riverside counties in California.

Submitted by:
Virginia D. Neel
Sebring FL
E-mail: vneel@digital.net