Edward Ross Nichols

Brief Life History of Edward Ross

When Edward Ross Nichols was born on 7 October 1868, in Kennedy, Poland, Chautauqua, New York, United States, his father, Ira C. Nichols, was 28 and his mother, Salina E Abbey, was 25. He married Merta Jane Sample on 6 September 1893, in Kennedy, Poland, Chautauqua, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Poland, Chautauqua, New York, United States for about 40 years and Randolph, Randolph, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1920. He died on 27 March 1942, in Salamanca, Allegany Indian Reservation, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Kennedy, Chautauqua, New York, United States.

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Edward Ross Nichols
Merta Jane Sample
Marriage: 6 September 1893
Gretchen Marie Nichols
Terris Louella Nichols
Hoyt Bertrum Nichols
Kenneth Sample Nichols

Sources (15)

  • E Rose Nichols, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ross Nichols in entry for Hoyt Bertram Nichols, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • E Ross Nichols, "New York State Census, 1905"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1870 · Giving all the right to vote

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Nichol , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, e.g. Croatian and Serbian Nikolić (see Nikolic ); see also below.

Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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