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Thomas Harvey Nicholson

Thomas Harvey Nicholson

Male 1924 - 2005  (80 years)

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  • Name Thomas Harvey Nicholson  [1
    Born 24 Oct 1924  Westfield, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Oct 2005  Sanford, North Carolina, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I14166  My Relatives
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father Thomas Andrew Nicholson,   b. 14 Jul 1894, Warsetter Cross Parish, Sanday, Orkney Isles Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1986, Lee, Dunedin, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Isabella Ritch Voy,   b. 26 Mar 1901, See OTHER FILE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1949, 210 Ross Place, Westfield, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 14 Oct 1922  Westfield, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F5391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Iva May Sheldon,   b. 7 May 1921, Livingston, New Jersey, U.S.A Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 2005, Sanford, North Carolina, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1950  [1
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Tina Louise Nicholson,   b. 21 Jan 1964, Sandford, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 2005, Sandford, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F5393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1930 United States Federal Census
      about Thomas Nicholson
      Name: Thomas Nicholson
      Home in 1930: Westfield, Union, New Jersey
      Age: 5
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1925
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Father's Name: Thomas E
      Mother's Name: Isabella

      [File from Robert Ewan.FTW]

      Thomas Harvey Nicholson, 80, of Sanford, died Monday (Oct. 10,2005) at his residence.A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. ThomasEpiscopal Church with the Rev. Mary Curtis officiating.Mr. Nicholson was born in Westfield, N.J., the son of the late Thomas Anhen Nicholson and Isabella Voy Nicholson. He was the husband of Iva May Sheldon Nicholson and father of Tina Louise Nicholson.Mr. Nicholson was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He was a retired cabinetmaker.
      Survivors include his daughters, Jo Ann Nicholson Osborn and herhusband, David, of Indian Trail, and Dawn Adele Nicholson Palmer and her husband, Winn, of Seven Fields, Pa.; his sister, Elizabeth Belz of Westchester, Ohio; and four grandchildren.Memorials may be made to the Stevens Foundation, 1576 KellyDrive, Sanford, NC 27330 or to Community Homecare and Hospice,110 Fields Drive, Suite B, Sanford, NC 27330.Arrangements are being handled by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.(10/11/05 - SANFORD) - Neighbors say an elderly man may have been overwhelmed with caring for his mentally disabled daughterand bedridden wife before he allegedly shot them to death thenkilled himself.The bodies of Thomas Harvey Nicholson, 80, and his wife, Iva,84, and their daughter, Tina, 42, were found Monday morning inside their house by a home health care provider who regularly visited the family, authorities said.Sanford police said the victims were shot to death. The women were found in their bedrooms and Harvey Nicholson's body was inthe den, officials said.The bodies were sent to the North Carolina Medical Examiner'sOffice in Chapel Hill for autopsies.Although authorities would not comment on the circumstances surrounding the deaths, people who knew the family said their situation might have been too overwhelming.The Nicholsons, who both were in failing health, cared for their daughter, who had Down syndrome. Iva Nicholson also was bedridden, investigators confirmed.Neighbor Bill Foster said Harvey Nicholson was too proud to askfor help. "They were good people," he said. "Very good people."Neighbor Ed Chappell said Iva Nicholson had Alzheimer's diseaseand "didn't know she was in the world."Friends were concerned for the family's surviving daughters, who live outside the area."We need all the prayers and good thoughts for their two daughters," said family friend Beth Gurrero. "It's going to bedevastating."Police could not confirm when the family died. James Quick, aretired Air Force veteran who lives nearby, said he was awakened about 1 a.m. Monday by dogs barking and a sharp noise thatsounded like tree limbs breaking.The women had inspired and pioneered better care for LeeCounty's mentally handicapped.Iva Nicholson founded the Lee County Children's Center in 1967after her daughter was born with Down syndrome. The schoolmerged into what is now the public school system's Floyd L.Knight School, where a picture of Iva Nicholson hangs on thewall."Iva Nicholson was a woman with vision," said Mary Graham, ateacher at Floyd L. Knight. "She was a go-getter. That's what I remembered about her."Graham was a teacher under Nicholson and said she still works at the school now because she was inspired by her vision."The loss cannot be described in words," Graham said.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] File from Robert Ewan.FTW.
      Date of Import: 27 Dec 2007