Week 13: In the Paper
"Newspapers are fantastic resources for our family history because they are contemporary recordings of our ancestors' times. We can see the news that affected them. (And that's not even considering the obituaries, marriage notices, and news articles that actually mention our ancestors!) What discoveries have you made in newspapers?”
Just the facts:
Name: Nelle Eickelberg
Born: March 25 or April 1, 1885 in Carbon, Clay Co, Indiana
Married first: William Nissen 26-Sep-1901
Married second: John H Quick 1910
Married third: Richard Hefin 26-Aug-1920
Died: 15-Aug-1970 Denver, Colorado [Find-a-Grave memorial]
I am descended through:
- her son, Jack H Quick (1911 - 1999)
- his daughter, my mother, Jacqulin Ann Quick (living)
This prompt just ‘spoke’ to me. I have the most wonderful article that I found quite unexpectedly. I had been searching for articles about my great-great-grandfather, William Eickelberg who lived in Colorado. He was, at one time, the deputy inspector of mines and he also owned a restaurant so I was finding a number of interesting things. And then this popped up in the Denver Post, November 11, 1901 page 8:
Wow - that was not what I was expecting!
In spite of this romantic beginning, the relationship would not end well. When their son Harry was 6 years old the couple would divorce. In the complaint Nelle would state that her husband had, “…willfully deserted and abandoned this plaintiff on the 10th day of January 1908…” It looks like in this case father really did "know best".