NICHOLS, Charles 1844-1905
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Date: 9/24/2016 at 08:43:36
On the 15th day of February 1905, Mr. Chas. Nichols died at his home near Wellsburg at 9 o'clock Wednesday forenoon after a short illness of gangrene. All that loving hands could do was done to relieve the sufferer but to no avail "the death angel was hovering near" and "God's will not ours will be done."
Mr. Nichols was a native of Chatauqua County, New York, and was born Nov. 22, 1844, being at the time of his death 60 years, 2 months and 23 days. When nine years old he with his parents left New York and came west settling in Carroll County, Illinois, residing there until 1867, when he and an older brother came to Iowa and settled on a farm in the western part of Grundy county where for thirty days he was a resident. He served the United States service in the the war of 1861, enlisting in Co. D. 153rd Illinois Infantry.
In 1872 he was united in marriage with Ellen Booth, the wife still surviving him. Mr. Nichols was a kind husband and father. He was highly respected by the scores of people who knew him being always ready to do what was right by every one.
He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and six children, four daughters, Myrtle, Mabel, Hazel and two sons, Rene and Ray besides a brother and sister who reside in Illinois.
The funeral was held from his home Friday at 1 o'clock p.m., the Rev. Theilken of Wellsburg officiating. The remains were interred in the Dunkard cemetery.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 February 1905, pg 1
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