William John Nicklos
M, #259, b. 13 February 1903, d. 30 March 1982
|Father*||William John Carmoody b. 22 Mar 1874, d. 24 Feb 1960|
|Mother*||Elizabeth Bertha Shaw b. 1 May 1878, d. 22 May 1946|
William John Nicklos was also known as Bill. William John Nicklos was also known as William John Carmoody. He was born on Friday, 13 February 1903 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada. He was a contestant in a baby show on 15 July 1903 at the Retail Merchants' Association Picinic, Exhibition Place, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada. Dr. W.F. Thompson and Dr. E. Fraser Bowle were the judges. There were 25 babies entered. The prize infant resided at Albany Avenue near the tracks, wore long skirts and a longer name. He was five months old, weighed 23 lbs and looked just like his papa. An article was written in the newspaper and can be read here. He was a contestant in another baby show, entered as No. 122, class 1, September 1903 at Toronto Island, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada. His mother wrote in to the Toronto Star, stating her displeasure at not winning the contest, and issued a challenge to the winning baby to have a re-examination done. The outcome of the challenge was not reported on. Here is the image of the published letter. He appeared in the household of Bertha Carmoody on the census of April 1911 at Caledonia Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is recorded as: Carmoody, William, male, son, single, born Feb. 1903 in Ontario, age 8, English origin, Canadian nationality, Baptist, attended school for 8 months, able to read, write, and speak English. He appeared in the household of Nickolas Tsimbidis on the census of 17 January 1920 at 4146 49'th Avenue SW, Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA. He is recorded as: Nicklos, William, stepson, male, white, age 16, single, unknown date of immigration, not attending school, able to read and write, born Canada, mother tongue English, both parents born Canada, able to speak English, grocery clerk, wage worker. William and Millicent Eva Lavinia Arnold were married by Presbyterian Minister F. L. Forbes on Saturday, 21 August 1926 at Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA. Victor Andrews Nichols and Stella Nicklos witnessed the marriage. He appeared as head of the household on the census of 2 April 1930 at 4216 East Garfield Street, Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA. He is listed as: Nicklos, William J, head, renting home at $30.00/month, has radio, male, white, 26, married, 22 at first marriage, able to read and write, born Canada, father and mother born Canada, mother tongue English, immigrated 1914, able to speak English, ice delivery salesman, employed. Millicent Eva Lavinia Nicklos and Ronald Clyde Nicklos also appeared in the household. He appeared as head of the household on the census of 9 April 1940 at Lower 5512 Woodlawn Ave., Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA. He was recorded as: Nicholas, William John, head, male, white, age 37, married, born English Canada, naturalized citizen, resided at the same place on April 1, 1935, iceman at ice delivery, worked 52 weeks, earned $2,037. Millicent Eva Lavinia Nicklos, Ronald Clyde Nicklos and James Hart Nicklos also appeared in the household. He petitioned for naturalization on 11 March 1959 at Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA. His name was recorded as: William John Nicklos, aka Chimbites, aka Carmoody. His address was 5512 Woodlawn Ave., Seattle. He was described as: male, medium complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, 5' 9" tall, 182 pounds, restaurant owner. He entered Seattle October 28, 1912 under the name of William John Carmoody, on board the S.S. Princess Charlotte. His naturalization was granted April 20, 1959. Roy Nicholson and Frances E. Stevens acted as witnesses. William died on Tuesday, 30 March 1982 at Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA, at age 79 years, 1 month and 17 days. He was buried on Saturday, 3 April 1982.