Mr. Nichols was an active and energetic business man. For many years he was a buyer of live stock. No man was better known by this farming community at large than the departed, and he will be greatly missed by this class. Through his severe application to business, and frequent exposures in the pursuit of his business, with the added trials of sudden and painful bereavements of losing dear children by death, his once strong constitution gave away; at last organic brain disease clouded his mind. The 2nd of this month the departed was taken to the asylum at Logansporte, this state, where he died September 12, 1898, at the age of 57 years, 9 months and 8 days. He leaves a wife, thee sons, three daughters, grand-children and many friends to mourn his departure.
The remains were brought home. The funeral services, conducted by Elder J. Bruce, were held at the family residence, of this place, September 14th. A large concourse of neighbors and friends gathered to sympathize with the bereaved and to give their beloved dead a respectful burial
* NOTE -- Although this article lists the marriage year of Horatio and Sarah Nichols as 1861, a "Pioneer History" column lists it as 1862.
Go to Horatio James Nichols, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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