EJ Phillips (1830 -1904) and John Nickinson (1808 - 1864), the father of her children (and possibly her husband) were the parents of Charles Alderman Nickinson (b. Apr. 30, 1858, Toronto -died Sept. 1859, Pittsburgh)
Albert Edward Nickinson (b. Cincinnati, Ohio July 8 1863 - Pensacola, Florida, June 1948) "my dear son" and "Albert" to his mother and "Buddie" to his sister. He would seem to have been named after the Prince of Wales, born in 1841, son of Queen Victoria and her Prince Consort Albert. more on the Prince of Wales
Hattie and Albert,
Cincinnati c. 1865
Albert about 1870, Indianapolis
Judkins Photographer, 101/2 East Washington Street., Indianapolis, Indian
Albert Edward Nickinson 1878, about 15 years old, just after the family moved to New York
Daughter Christine Harriet Melanie "Hattie" Nickinson Dolman (born Toronto Aug. 24, 1860, died Philadelphia, Oct. 9, 1946)
Melanie would seem likely to be a reference to the role played by both Charlotte Nickinson and EJ Phillips in Nickinson's greatest role of Havresack in Boucicault's Old Guard
When Hattie and John's daughter Melanie Nickinson Dolman was born Hattie wrote that she was always sorry she wasn't called Melanie, "which was what Papa and Mama both intended".
Hattie married John Dolman, Jr. , a Philadelphia lawyer, in April 1887. Dolman Family Tree
Albert was nearly 23 in
1886 when these letters from EJ Phillips begin.
He had just moved to Middletown New York. Soon after he met Mary Penelope Macardell Nickinson (September 11, 1864 -June 19, 1954) of Middletown and they were married on Thanksgiving Day 1889,. "my dear daughter"[-in-law].
They were the parents of Edward Phillips Nickinson "fair haired Sunshine". Known as Edward as a small child, then Ted, and finally Nick, (October 7 1890, Middletown, NY - January 17, 1948, Pensacola, Florida).
Edward Phillips Nickinson went to Annapolis
and met and married Em Turner Merritt ( March 31, 1896- Sept. 24, 1973)
Po' lady or The Poor Old Lady of Pensacola, Florida, who ran and
inherited her father's shipping agency, and drove a convertible and built a
beach house much to the delight of her grandchildren.
They were the parents of
Mary Elizabeth Nickinson "Betty Nick: (1920-2002) who married Arthur Chitty (1914- 2003) .
Edward Phillips Nickinson Jr. (1926- ) who married Elizabeth Louise "Betty Lou" Kuhl (1926- ) parents and grandparents of Edward Phillips Nickinson, Pat Nickinson, and Merritt Lee Nickinson Schatz, editor of Kiss the Children for Father
Em Turner Nickinson Kuhl (1928-2000) married Donald Glen Kuhl (1923- 2012) Their children are Mary Glen Kuhl Chitty, Phillips Lee Kuhl, Marjorie Turner Hollman, Elizabeth Anne Kuhl Nelson and Donald Robertson Kuhl.
We tend to underestimate the power of exponentials -- two parents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents. Each generation doubles. Only child Edward Phillips Nickinson had three children, 12 grandchildren, 20+ great-grandchildren and (so far) at least six great great grandchildren. .
July 1999 619 North
Baylen St. Pensacola Florida
50th wedding anniversary Em Turner Nickinson Kuhl and Donald Glen Kuhl
Thanks to AO and Mary Rule for keeping the house where Mother and Daddy's wedding reception had been in the family
and having the (considerably extended) family over 50 years later.
John Nickinson had died in Cincinnati, Ohio in February 1864, aged 56, leaving EJ Phillips (aged 33) with Hattie, aged 3 and Albert, aged seven months and herself to support.
John Nickinson (born London, England
June 1, 1808 - died Cincinnati, Ohio Feb. 9, 1864) came to
after enlisting in the British Army at 16 and there married first Mary Ann
Talbot They were the parents of
Charlotte Nickinson Morrison (1832 - 1910)
Eliza Nickinson Peters (1834 -? )
Virginia Nickinson Marlowe (1838 -1899)
John Nickinson (c.1844 - Feb 1916)
Isabella Nickinson Walcot (1847 -1906)