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.