Corrections to a posting I found on the Nicol board, plus some additional info:
William E Nicol was born in drumdollo,aberdeen,scotland.1860,
Correction : Forgue, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Jan 27, 1861. d Feb 23, 1941 Assumption, Illinois, and buried in Assumption Cemetery with both wives.
was married to Margaret Grant in 1891,
Correction : Margaret Grant– b Feb 26, 1860 Forgue Drumdollo, Aberdeen County, Scotlandm Jun 28, 1884,Taylorville, Christian County, Illinois. d Nov 22, 1891 Christian County, in Assumption, Illinois.
had 0ne daughter, Enna,
Correction : the daughters name was- Margaret Grant Nicol b Oct 02, 1879, Auchterless Parish, Aberdeen County. Scotland 11:AM
they left her in Scotland, and came to America, settled in Shelby county, in Illinois,
Correction : Assumption, Christian County, Illinois - They later lived on a rental farm between Assumption & Tower Hill for a few years –
and had 3 more sons, Alexander Nov 13, 1890, George May 05, 1885 , & James Dec 20, 1888.James committed suicide in his 30s,
Correction : plus a daughter Jessie Nicolb Aug 30, 1887, ( my grandmother m Hugh Mathias Feb 22, 1910 ) and they later brought a niece to America around 1890 - Williamenna Nicol b Apr 08, 1883 in Scotland whom they adopted.
the daughter came to the U.S. when she was 8 yrs old,
Correction :Their daughter Margaret Grant Nicol never came to America, she was raised by her maternal grandparents in Scotland where she later married and raised her own family. ( At this time still looking for her family . )
and married a Cunningham,
Correction: Williamenna Nicol m Robert Cunningham Aug 07, 1906
of which we are trying to tie in with William’s 2nd wife, Martha
who also came from the same place in Scotland.
Correction : Martha Cunninghamb Aug 23, 1861, Missouri – her brother Robert Cunningham b Abt. 1853, also Missouri is the father ofRobert ( Bert ) who married 1906 Williamenna Nicol whom everyone called Aunt Enna.
Martha & Robert’s parents were Fielding ( also b Missouri ), and Juliann ( maiden unknown ) Cunningham.
she came to the U.S. she was born in aug.23,1861 and died in1932.
d Jun 28, 1932 Assumption, Illinois
they also had 2 sons, Elmer Fielding Nicol, Robert Raymond Nicol,
Correction : plus a daughter Jessie Margaret Nicol,b Feb 01, 1905 Bureau County, Illinois - dJan 25, 1976 Decatur, Macon County, Illinois.She is another adopted niece or baby of a relative, m Fredrick Charles Eckhardt Jan 30, 1930.
Elmer Fielding Nicol b Aug 22, 1895 – d Jan 08, 1984, Emmetsburg, Iowa
Robert Raymond Nicol b Jul 28, 1898 - Tower Hill, Christian County, Illinois d Apr 16, 1978 Decatur, Illinois