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Descendants of Benjamin Franklin (Bennie) McDonald

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

      1.  Benjamin Franklin (Bennie)3 McDonald  (Joseph T. (Joe)2, Linville1) was born March 05, 1866 in Gillespie Co., TX, and died April 14, 1918 in Demming, Luna Co., NM.  He married Elizabeth Cordelia (Lizzie) Taylor July 17, 1885 in Gillespie Co., TX, daughter of Thurman Taylor and Elizabeth Alexander.  She was born May 16, 1869 in Hunt Co., TX, and died November 02, 1961 in Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX.

 

More About Benjamin Franklin (Bennie) McDonald:

-- FACT #1 -: 1910 Census Dimmit Co TX index: shows this McDonald in Dimmit Co., TX.

Burial: Hidalgo Co., NM

 

More About Elizabeth Cordelia (Lizzie) Taylor:

-- FACT #1 -: Lizzie was a native of Gillespie Co., TX but lived Kerr Co., TX for 40 years before her death.

Burial: Garden of Memories, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX

     

Children of Benjamin McDonald and Elizabeth Taylor are:

        2            i.   Amanda Jane4 McDonald, born February 22, 1887 in Fredericksburg, Gillespie Co., TX.  She married F.W. (Ted) Watkins March 03, 1907 in Gillespie Co., TX.

+      3           ii.   Samantha Catherine McDonald, born September 12, 1888 in Harper, Gillespie Co., TX; died November 22, 1983 in Kerr Co., TX.

        4           iii.   Lewis Hyram McDonald, born August 08, 1890 in Fredericksburg, Gillespie Co., TX; died May 07, 1966 in Gillespie Co., TX.

 

More About Lewis Hyram McDonald:

-- FACT #1 -: Lived Harper, TX.

 

        5          iv.   Franklin McDonald, born June 26, 1892 in Fredericksburg, Gillespie Co., TX.

        6           v.   Rose Arbelle McDonald, born June 26, 1892 in Fredericksburg, Gillespie Co., TX.  She married Eber Spencer.

        7          vi.   Herman Thompson McDonald, born March 15, 1894 in Fredericksburg, Gillespie Co., TX.  He married Mary Caldwell.

        8          vii.   Lillian Agnes McDonald, born June 08, 1896 in Fredericksburg, Gillespie Co., TX.  She married Floyd Daniels.

 

More About Lillian Agnes McDonald:

-- FACT #1 -: Lived Artesia, NM.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

      3.  Samantha Catherine4 McDonald (Benjamin Franklin (Bennie)3, Joseph T. (Joe)2, Linville1) was born September 12, 1888 in Harper, Gillespie Co., TX, and died November 22, 1983 in Kerr Co., TX.  She married (1) William Thomas (Tom) Nichols November 06, 1904 in Kerr Co., TX - by: Wm. Bierschwale, M.G., son of William Nichols and Maria Day.  He was born February 28, 1879 in Rock Springs, Commanche Co., TX, and died August 12, 1928 in -  at his home on Sidney Baker Street, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX.  She married (2) Edward Emsly 1930 in Probably Kerr Co., TX.  He was born 1880 in TX.

 

More About Samantha Catherine McDonald:

-- FACT #1 -: Pearl Bierschwale has been previously listed as the wife of Willima Thomas (Tom) Nichols.  This is incorrect...the correct spouse is Samantha McDonald.  The spouse for Pearl Beirschwale has the same name but born 1890 and of the Allen Nichols line.

-- FACT #2 -: 1930 Kerr Co TX census: #804-135-149: EMSLY, Edward; rent @ 12.; age 50; m. @ 50; TX US US; laborer county roads: Samantha; wife; age 41; m. @16; TX TX TX: NICHOLS, Lewis D.; step-son; age 5; TX TX TX

-- FACT #2b -: Samantha Nichols remarried after the death of Tom Nichols to Edward Emsley.

Burial: November 27, 1983, Garden of Memories, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX

 

More About William Thomas (Tom) Nichols:

-- FACT #1 -: 1900 KIMBLE CO., TX Census: NICHOLS, W.R.; 44; b.TX; f/b TN m/b?; M.A.; wife; 44; married 24 yrs b.TX; f/b SC; m/b AR; William J.; b. Feb1879; Pascal C.; b. Dec1883; Maud; b. July1886; Hugh A.; b. Feb1890; Charles D.; b. Sept1993; Weeky T.; b. Aug1898, TXl

-- FACT #1b -: 1910 Census Dimmit Co TX:  W. Tom Nichols; 30; TX: Samantha; wife; 21; TX:  Lyle; son; 5 TX:  Elvis; son; 3 TX:  Earl; son; 0 TX ... Pct 4 SD15, ED38, Sheet 15A... frame T624-1547-665

-- FACT #1c -: 1920 LaSalle Co., TX Pct#5: NICHOLS, William T., 40, TX TX TX, labor-farm; (could not read, looks like it would be Samantha), wife, 31, TX TX TX; Lyle, son, 14, TX; Carl, son, 15, TX; Elvis, son, 11, TX; Willie B, son, 8, TX.

-- FACT #2 -: William Thomas Nichols had been in Blanco Co., and Gillespie Co.'s, TX but had resided in Kerrville for many years before his death.

-- FACT #3 -: Was in Encinal, La Salle County, TX Aug. 9, 1923.

-- FACT #4 -: Mr. Nichols had been engaged in road construction work on the Rocksprings Highway and returned to the city Saturday to spend the week end with his family.  He apparently was in good health until stricken with a heart attack.

Burial: Glen Rest Cem., Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX

     

Children of Samantha McDonald and William Nichols are:

        9            i.   Lyle Leslie5 Nichols,Sr., born July 25, 1905 in - On a Ranch 7 mi. north of Harper, Gillespie Co., TX; died January 23, 1973 in Peterson Hospital, Kerr Co., TX.  He married Mamie Lou Chamberlain Abt. 1928; born Abt. 1907.

 

More About Lyle Leslie Nichols,Sr.:

-- FACT #1 -: 1930 Kerr Co TX census: shows him living next to Hugh Allen Nichols:  328 Nichols, Lyle L.; 24; m at 22; TX TX TX; lineman telephone co.: Mamie L.; wife; 19; 17; TX TX TX.

-- FACT #2 -: Texas Death Records show him to be separated/divorced at the time of his death. 

-- FACT #3 -: Lyle Nichols had resided in Kerr Co., TX for 44 years before his death.  He was a native of Gillespie Co., TX.  He died Peterson Hospital.

Burial: Garden of Memories, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX

 

        10         ii.   Carl Thomas Nichols, born November 12, 1906; died April 30, 1968 in Probably San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

 

More About Carl Thomas Nichols:

-- FACT #1 -: Carl Nichols was not listed as a survivor of his brother, Lyle, in 1973.

Burial: Garden of Memories Cem., Kerr Co., TX

 

        11         iii.   Elvis Nichols, born May 15, 1909 in Junction, TX; died January 14, 1956 in LEGION  Br. S.A.TBC Hosp., Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX.

 

More About Elvis Nichols:

-- FACT #1 -: Elvis Nichols was a native of Gillespie Co., TX, but lived Legion, Kerr Co., TX most of his life.  He died in the Legion State Hospital after an extended illness.

-- FACT #2 -: 1930 Kerr Co TX census - Kerr County Jail : Elvis Nichols; Prisoner; age 19; single; no; yes; TX TX TX

-- FACT #3 -: Died of far advanced tuberculosis (pulmonary) 13 years.

Burial: January 15, 1956, Glen Rest Cem., Legion, Kerr Co., TX

 

        12        iv.   Willie B. (Bill) Nichols, born September 09, 1911 in Rocksprings, TX; died February 28, 2005 in Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX.  He married Martha Line April 15, 1972 in Mexico.

 

More About Willie B. (Bill) Nichols:

-- FACT #1 -: In 1956 W.B. Nichols was in Punjab, India.  His brother, Lyle's obituary in 1973 says Willis B. is living at Ingram, Kerr Co., TX.  His Mother's obituary in 1983 states he was living at Center Point, TX at that time.

Burial: Garden of Memories, Kerr Co., TX

 

        13         v.   Louis Delbert (Dutch) Nichols, born 1924; died November 20, 2002 in Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX.

 

More About Louis Delbert (Dutch) Nichols:

-- FACT #1 -: According to obit info on Mother...Dutch Nichols was living at Center Point, TX in 1983.  In 1973 he was living at San Antonio, TX.  In 1956 he was living Kerrville, TX.

-- FACT #2 -: OBIT: KERRVILLE -- L.D. "Dutch" Nichols, 78, of Kerrville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at a local care center. No services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

Burial: Cremated... no burial

 

 

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