17 May 2015

Sunday’s Obituary: Judge Nimrod Strickland

Nimrod Strickland was born in 1807 in Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Odd Fellows. 

He married Margaret McCullough in 1837. They had several children: Nimrod, Rosie G., Robert E. M., and Nimrod. The 1870 Census did actually list 26 year old Nimrod and one year old Nimrod both as “Nimrod Jr.” The family also employed two domestic servants that year: Mary McCann and Anna Miles. Phebe Lumis was listed as their domestic in the 1860 census. 

He died of heart disease. He is buried at the Oaklands Cemetery in West Chester, Chester County. 

His obituary reads:
Judge Nimrod Strickland died at his home in West Chester, on Saturday, aged 73 years. Under the administration of Governor Wolfe, he was register of Chester County, holding the position for six years. He was made one of the associate judges of Chester County in 1856 and subsequently was elected canal commissioner. He was warden of the Eastern Penitentiary for a brief period and in 1858 became editor of the Pennsylvanian, a daily Democratic paper published in Philadelphia. In late years he was a justice of the peace and prison inspector. He was a life long Democrat and was much respected by all who knew him.

Ancestry.com. U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. 

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. 

Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 17 May 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  

Year: 1870; Census Place: West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1325; Page: 211B; Image: 429; Family History Library Film: 552824 

Year: 1860; Census Place: West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1094; Page: 673; Image: 220; Family History Library Film: 805094 


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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.