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Marie M. Baroiller Nichols 1896-1940


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/19/2010 at 00:19:25

Beloved Woman is Called
Mrs. Marie Nichols, Dies at 1 A.M. After Illness of One Year; Funeral is Set for Thursday

Mrs. Marie Barviller Nichols, 44, wife of Irwin C. Nichols, passed away at her home this morning at 1 a.m. after an illness of about a year of cancer. Mrs. Nichols was born at Brazey En-Norvan, France and came to America on August 14, 1919, the young wife of Mr. Nichols, who served with the American army in France during the first World War. They had been married at Chatillon-Sur-Seine on Sept. 16, 1918.

After the war, Mr. Nichols was employed by the late F.A. Macdonald while county engineer, and they lived for a time at Armstrong then moved to Estherville.

Mrs. Nichols was essentially a home woman, carrying on the duties of the household, thriftily and lovingly. Her husband and their three sons were the center of her life and she devoted her time to their care. Outside interests of the deceased woman included the Eastern Star and Legion Auxiliary at whose meetings she was a regular attendant. She joined willingly in the various activities of the two groups.

During the recent war in France Mrs. Nichols was greatly concerned over the welfare of her two brothers and sisters from whom she had not heard for several months. She had not returned to France since coming to America.

Left here to mourn her death are her husband, three sons, Fred, Robert and Jackie, and an infant grandson. The oldest son Fred is with the U.S. Navy at Esing Tav, China, on the U.S.S. Augusta.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at two-thirty at the Christian church in charge of Rev. Fred Sawyer, pastor. Pall bearers will be B.B. Kint, R. J. McKay, C. J. Mathieson, F. W. Lakin, Ed Sorum and Dan Howard. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, July 30, 1940)

Mrs. Irwin Nichols Passes Away After Extended Illness
After an illness of over a year’s duration Mrs. Irwin C. Nichols passed away Tuesday at 1 a.m. She had been a sufferer, confined to her home for many months. For an extended time she was confined to the University hospital in Iowa City.

Marie Baroiller was a native of France. Born March 2, 1896 at Brazey-En-Morvan. She met Mr. Nichols while he was in France in service during the World War. They were united in marriage at Chantillon-Sur-Seine on Sept. 16, 1918.

When the force returned from France Mr. and Mrs. Nichols returned to Estherville to make their home. She was a woman of exceptional qualities and soon became adapted to the ways of her new home. She made friends with ease and they were numbered by those who knew her.

She is survived by her husband and three sons, Fred Nichols who is in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Tsing Tao, China at present; Robert Nichols, residing in this city, and Jack Nichols, who still remains at home. She is also survived by two brothers and two sisters who still reside in France.

The funeral services were held today from the Mahlum and Anderson funeral home at two and from the Church of Christ at 2:30, the Rev. Fred Sawyer officiating. Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, August 1, 1940)


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