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Caledonia (Propeller), master killed, 30 Sep 1907

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      Escanba, Sept. 29 - Capt. James W. Nicholson, aged 62, of Buffalo, fell through a hatch into the hold of his boat, the CALEDONIA, of the Corrigan McKinney fleet, yesterday and was instantly killed. His neck was broken. He had been dead an hour before his body was discovered.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 30, 1907

      In Cleveland 2 women have advanced claims to being the widow of capt. J.W. Nicholson of Buffalo who was killed Saturday at Escanaba by falling into the hold of his steamer the CALEDONIA. One is a Cleveland woman, and the other Mrs. J. N. Nicholson of 848 Main St. of this city. Mrs. Laura Hart, mother of the Buffalo Mrs. Nicholson, said last night therewas no doubt the Cleveland woman was the captain's former wife, from whom he was divorced several years ago and that there is no doubt but that her daughter, the Buffalo claimant to the captain's body, was his only wife.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 1, 1907

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.74525 Longitude: -87.06458
William R. McNeil
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Caledonia (Propeller), master killed, 30 Sep 1907