Posted By:Debbie K. Chambers
Subject:Dr. Edward Nicklas, Washington, DC, circa 1922
Post Date:January 03, 2005 at 10:45:01
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Forum:Nicklas Family Genealogy Forum
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I am looking for information about Dr. Edward Nicklas, survivor of the Knickerbocker Theater Disaster, January 28, 1922, Washington, DC. According to newspaper accounts he was 18 years old, suffered minor injuries and was residing at #178, 1327 Irving Street, NW, Washington.

The 1930 census for Washington, DC, shows him as 24 years old, born in 1904, residing with his parents, David and Edna W., with siblings named Emily. He was a physician with his own medical practice.

The Social Security Death Index shows that he was born March 30, 1904 an died August 1989.

I have a newspaper article dated January 28, 1972, with an interview with Ed Nicklas. After the disaster, he went on to study medicine at George Washington University, served as a Medical Officer in World War II, was President of the DC Medical Society and practised medicine for 42 years.

I am writing a book about the Knickerbocker Theater Disaster and would like to include survivor photos and stories. If anyone knows of Dr. Edward Nicklas, or his family, please contact me at Many thanks.