John Alf Nicholson (1871 - 1950)

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John Alf Nicholson
1871 - 1950
updated February 06, 2019
John Alf Nicholson was born in 1871. He was born to William Olive August Nicholson and Amelia Peck Nicholson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1950 in Chelt, Australia at age 79.


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John Alf Nicholson passed away in 1950 in Chelt, Australia at 79 years old. He was born in 1871. He was born to William Olive August Nicholson and Amelia Peck Nicholson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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In 1871, in the year that John Alf Nicholson was born, on July 20th, British Columbia became the 6th province of Canada. While Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia, Victoria was chosen as the capital..

In 1896, when he was 25 years old, on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

In 1908, when he was 37 years old, a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1930, John was 59 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1950, in the year of John Alf Nicholson's passing, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

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around 1909 - Mar 13, 1943
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around 1920 - Jun 25, 1944
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Died: Sep 27, 1915
John William Nicholson
around 1897 - Apr 14, 1918
John William Nicholson
Died: Oct 9, 1917
John Thomas Nicholson
around 1912 - May 26, 1942
John Thomas Nicholson
around 1922 - Aug 15, 1944
John Thomas Nicholson
around 1887 - Sep 19, 1918
John Thomas Nicholson
around 1892 - May 2, 1915
John Stanley Alexander Nicholson
around 1924 - Sep 8, 1944
John Samuel Nicholson
Died: Aug 9, 1916
John Rutherford Nicholson
Died: Oct 10, 1917
John Ronald Nicholson
Died: Aug 9, 1918

Other Nicholsons

Amelia Peck Nicholson
Chelt, Australia
Patricia Grace Nicholson
Died: 1950
Melbourne, Australia
Robert Thomas Nicholson
Melbourne, Australia
Nancy Isobel Thomas Nicholson
Melbourne, Australia
Mary Ellen Nicholson
1862 - 1950
W Fcray, Australia
Edward Gardner Nicholson
W Fcray, Australia
Isabella Vance Nicholson
W Fcray, Australia
Flora Wood Nicholson
1884 - 1950
W B Wick, Australia
Jenkins Thomas Nicholson
W B Wick, Australia
Frances Mary Wood Nicholson
W B Wick, Australia
Sarah Ann Nicholson
1860 - 1950
South Melbourne, Australia
Allen William Nicholson
South Melbourne, Australia
Mary Ann Northern Nicholson
South Melbourne, Australia
John Nicholson
1899 - 1950
Vic Dock, Australia
Arthur Charles Nicholson
1873 - 1950
Prahran, Australia
Jeptha Archibald Nicholson
1885 - 1950
Footscray, Australia
Jeptha Nicholson
Burwood, Australia
Mary Ann Davison Nicholson
Burwood, Australia
Ada Nicholson
1890 - 1950
Rlpk, Australia

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Florence Matilda Vowles
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James John Giles Vowles
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Hawthorn, Australia
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Hawthorn, Australia
Marjorie Robertson Middleton
Hawthorn, Australia
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Preston, Australia
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Preston, Australia
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Preston, Australia
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Preston, Australia
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Heidelberg, Australia
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