William Henry NIMS Sr.
Harriette "Hattie" FINCH
Jennie NIMS


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Jennie NIMS 1

  • Born: 30 Jun 1888, Fayette Co, IA 3
  • Marriage (1): Frank Edwin WICKHAM on 6 Sep 1907 in West Union, Fayette Co., IA 1 2
  • Died: 9 Jul 1974, Fredericksburg, Chickasaw Co, IA at age 86 3
  • Buried: 12 Jul 1974, Oak Lawn Cem., Hawkeye, Fayette Co., IA 4

bullet  General Notes:

1900 IA CENSUS, Fayette Co, Auburn Twp: Erma Nims, Aug 1883, b. IA, parents b. IA; Jennie Nims, Jun 1888, 11, b. IA, parents b. IA. They were living with their parents, Henry & Hattie Nims, and other siblings.

SSDI: Jennie Wickham; b. 30 Jun 1888; d. Jul 1974; issued IA; last residence: Fredericksburg, Chickasaw Co, IA.

OBIT, Postville Herald: Mrs. Frank (Jennie Nims) Wickham 1888-1974 - Funeral services were held Friday at 1:30 from the Schutte Funeral Home in Postville for Mrs. Frank (Jennie) Wickham who died Tuesday, July 9 at Community Memorial Hospital. Rev. Hollingworth of Waterloo officiated. Burial was in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hawkeye.
Born a twin in June, 1888, in Fayette County, the daughter of Henry and Hattie (Finch) Nims, she grew up north of Hawkeye and attended rural school. In 1907 she married Frank Wickham and they lived most of their early life around Hawkeye engaged in farming. Around 1930 they moved to a farm near Clermont, retiring from farming in the late thirties. Around 1940 they moved to Postville where Mr. Wickham was employed by Hall Roberts Son. Following his death in 1963, Mrs. Wickham went to live with a daughter. She had been a resident of the Good Samaritan Center in Postville, since September, 1973.
Survivors include two sons, Fay of Rockford, Iowa and Billie of Tama; two daughters, Mrs. Eben (Ruby) Pierce of Fredericksburg and Mrs. Florence Leibold of Waterloo and a sister, Mrs. Ruby Wolf of Des Moines. There are also 17 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank and four children, Clarence, Clifford, Earl and Edna.

INFO FROM BRENNA CANTRELL: Jennie was b. 6-30-1888 in New Albin, IA and died 7-9-1974. States that both the Wickham and Nims family came to IA from the NY area.

FAYETTE CO, IA CEMETERY RECORDS, Oak Lawn Cem: Jennie Wickham, b. 1888, d. 1974


Jennie married Frank Edwin WICKHAM, son of John WICKHAM and Emma Elizabeth WILLIAMS, on 6 Sep 1907 in West Union, Fayette Co., IA.1 2 (Frank Edwin WICKHAM was born on 6 Jul 1877 near Waukon, Allamakee Co, IA,5 died on 23 Dec 1963 in IA 5 and was buried on 26 Dec 1963 in Oak Lawn Cem., Eden Twp, Fayette Co., IA 5.)



1 Fayette Co, IA Marriage Records.

2 IA, Marriages, 1809-1992.

3 Social Security Death Index.

4 Obituary of Jennie Nims Wickham (Postville Herald).

5 Obituary of Frank Edwin Wickham (Postville Herald).

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