Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     GEORGE E. NICKELL resides about three miles southeast from the town of Twisp and owns a good estate, one hundred and sixty acres of which are first-class alfalfa land.  His place is well improved with buildings, fences, ditches, and so forth, while an orchard of two hundred well selected and choice trees adds both beauty and value to the farm.  Mr. Nickell devotes himself to general farming and raising stock and has been well prospered in his efforts.
     George E. Nickell was born in Cass county, Missouri, on October 21, 1867, the son of Isaac and Isabella (Humphreys) Nickell, natives of Virginia, now deceased.  When our subject was five years old the family removed to Wise county Texas, where he remained until 1888, receiving in the meantime a good education from the public schools.  In the year last mentioned Mr. Nickell took a long journey from Texas to Washington and his selection in this state was his present place in the Methow valley.  Since that time he has been one of the steady and sucesssful laborers in building up the country and making his farm one of the choice ones of the valley.  In political matters and local affairs he has always manifested a keen interest and is placed with the progressive and bright minded.
     The marriage of Mr. Nickell and Miss Sally Barnett was celebrated in Wise county in 1887.  Her parents, Wilson and Plythe (Crisp) Barnett, are prosperous stock raisers in Texas at the present time.  To our subject and his estimable wife have been born six children named as follows: Newton, Benjamin H., Walter, Carl, Kate and Mable.  Mr. Nickell stands well in the community and is a man of reliability and integrity.