William H., son of William Calvin and Mary J. (Gragg) Nichols, came from an ancestry of homesteaders, with Horatio Nelson Rice Nichols, his grandfather, as the first permanent homesteader west of Cedar Creek. He was born in Lowell, September 17, 1883, and was united in marriage to Ellen C. Love on January 7*, 1904. They were the parents of three children, Virgil, Marion, who is now Mrs. Edward Selberg, and Eleanor, who is now Mrs. Thomas Meadows. His parents, wife and son preceded him in death, also two sisters, Miss Mary E. Nichols, and Mrs. Thomas (Gracia) Grant.
He leaves to mourn his passing his two daughters, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mr. Nichols was active in the Knights of Pythias as long as there was an active chapter in Lowell. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, and will long be remembered as a faithful worker and esteemed citizen.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, in the Sheets Funeral Home, with Rev. Harold Hotchkiss officiating. Burial was in the Lowell cemetery beside his wife. Pallbearers were Herbert Russell, Arnold Rosenthal, Roland Rudolph, Burrell Belshaw, Boyd Wason, and Cordell Pinkerton.
*NOTE -- A newspaper wedding announcement lists the marriage date of William and Ellen Nichols as Jan. 4, 1904.
Go to William H. Nichols, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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