M, #598, b. 16 January 1884, d. 4 February 1970
Nickolas Tsimbidis was also known as Chimbidis. Nickolas Tsimbidis was also known as Nick Stanley Nicklos. Nickolas Tsimbidis was also known as Nickolaou St. Tsimpidou according to his daughter's baptismal certificate. In the Greek culture, Nickolaou Tsimpidou is one form of the official name Nickolas Tsimbidis. The 'St.' is a Greek name-modifier indicating 'son of Stilianos'. He was born on Wednesday, 16 January 1884 at Ikaria, Greece. 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: Chinbides, Nicholas, male, Lodger, single, born October 1885 in Greece, age 26, immigrated in 1906, of Greecian origin, Canadian nationality, Baptist religion, working as a cook in a shop, able to read, write and speak English. Nickolas and Elizabeth Bertha Shaw, daughter of John Shaw and Hannah Marks, were married by Judge Boyd J. Tallman on Thursday, 20 May 1915 at the Court House, Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA. She was recorded as Bertha Carmoody and he was Nick Chimbides. W. A. Hill and M. H. Cushing witnessed the marriage. He was found on a passenger list on 20 April 1917 on board the "Halwood", Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA. He is listed as: Chimbides, Nicklos, 36, male, married,labourer, able to read and write, Canadian, Greek, last residence was Seattle, nearest relative was wife Bertha Chimbides, Seattle, going to Seattle, passage paid by self, in possession of $60, last in the US from 1913-1917 in Washington, left March 16, 1917, going back home to Seattle, 5" 8", medium complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, 161 lbs, born at sea in Greece. He completed a W.W. 1 Draft Registration Card, Thursday, 12 September 1918, Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA. He was recorded as: Nicklos Stalies Chimbides, 412 1/2 7'Th Ave., Seattle, age 38, born Jan. 6, 1880, white, Canadian citizen, working as a butcher at the Dawson Meat Co., nearest relative was Bertha Chimbides, 412 1/2 7'Th Ave., Seattle. He was of medium height, medium build, blue eyes, dark brown hair. This is a signed document. He appeared as head of the household on the census of 17 January 1920 at 4146 49'th Avenue SW, Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA. He is recorded as: Nicklos, Nick, head, owned home, mortgaged, male, white, 29, married, unknown date of immigration, able to read and write, born at sea, mother tongue Greek, both parents born Greece, able to speak English, salesman at packing house, wage worker. Bertha Nicklos, William John Nicklos, Frederick Morris Nichols, Victor Andrews Nichols, Stella Nicklos and Boarder Joseph Jul(?) (from Puerto Rico) also appeared in the household. He appeared as head of the household on the census of 8 April 1930 at 911 1/2 Palos Verdes Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, USA. He is recorded as: Nicholos, Nick S, rents home for $35/month, male, white, 51, married, 31 at first marriage, able to read and write, born Egypt, both parents born Greece, immigrated in 1912, naturalized citizen, able to speak English, working as a butcher in a meat market, wage worker, was at work the previous day, not a veteran. There were 3 boarders in the house, one woman and three men. Bertha Nicklos and Stella Nicklos also appeared in the household. He appeared as head of the household on the census of 5 April 1940 at 639 W 7'th Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, USA. He was recorded as: Nicklos, Nick S, head, male, white, age 61, married, born Egypt, naturalized citizen, resided at the same place on April 1, 1935, 56 weeks out of work, labourer at construction, earned $360. Bertha Nicklos also appeared in the household. He claimed to have run away from home at the age of 12 or so, and went to Italy. There he learned Italian then got a job as cabin-boy on an English ship and came to the USA. He worked as a butcher aboard the ships which plied between Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria. He later worked in fish markets in Seattle. He moved his family to San Pedro near Los Angeles between 1922 and 1927 to open a butcher shop. Later on, he operated a coffee shop. After retiring, he took up small-scale chicken and rabbit ranching in Mira Loma (near Riverside), California. He was fluent in many languages, among them, Greek, Italian, Slovacian and English. His story is somewhat in question as to how he came to the USA because his daughter Stella said he was good at fabricating stories. He had two brothers: one in Warren, Ohio, named Thamus (who has two daughters) and another named Stephan. He also has sisters living in Greece. Nickolas died on Wednesday, 4 February 1970 at Riverside General Hospital, 9851 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, Riverside Co., California, USA, at age 86 years and 19 days of Liver and Kidney Failure due to Cholelithiasis & Cholecystitis [the presence or formation of gallstones & inflammation of the gallbladder]. He was buried on Friday, 13 February 1970 at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Riverside, Riverside Co., California, USA.