Nicholson, Roland de Fergus, 1892-1986

Identity area

Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Nicholson, Roland de Fergus, 1892-1986

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

History

Roland de Fergus Nicholson (1892-1986) was instrumental in the development of the Beautiful Hills Memorial Park, created to commemorate European settlement and to provide recreational opportunities in the area. He was born in Minto township, Ontario and died in Saanichton, British Columbia.In [1918] Nicholson married Beatrice Turner and they had children Beverley, Marjorie, and Ronald. Prior to that, in 1912 his family had moved to Manitoba. He and his wife farmed in the Lyleton and Oakville areas of Manitoba moving to farm at Firdale, Manitoba in 1952. In 1975 they retired to Vancouver Island. As a young man, Nicholson attended Wingham Business College in Ontario. He served in the Royal Flying Corps during World War I. In addition to farming, he was a beekeeper (a founding member of the Manitoba Honey Co-Op) and an orchardist. During [World War II] he taught Air Frame Mechanics at the Manitoba Institute of Technology. Nicholson also volunteered with school and church boards, and the Royal Canadian Legion.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects

Related places