Hubert Riley Nicholas

Male31 May 1909–12 April 1939

Brief Life History of Hubert Riley

When Hubert Riley Nicholas was born on 31 May 1909, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Alphus G Nicholas, was 20 and his mother, Mattie Mae Whitlock, was 21. He lived in Fulton, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Palestine, Anderson, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 12 April 1939, in Anderson, Texas, United States, at the age of 29.

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Alphus G Nicholas
Mattie Mae Whitlock
Hubert Riley Nicholas
Reba Marie Nicholas
Cecil Nicholas
Eugene B Nicholas
Mary Allie Nicholas
Alfus Nellie Nicholas

Sources (5)

  • Hubert Nicholas in household of A S Nicholas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hubert Riley Nicholas, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Hubert R Nicholas in household of Alphor S Nicholas, "United States Census, 1930"

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 3

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 9

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern England and south Wales) and Dutch: from the personal name Nicholas (from Latin Nicolaus, from Greek Nikolaos, from nikān ‘to conquer’ + laos ‘people’). Forms with -ch- are due to hypercorrection (compare Anthony ). The name in various vernacular forms was popular among Christians throughout Europe in the Middle Ages, largely as a result of the fame of a 4th-century Lycian bishop, about whom a large number of legends grew up, and who was venerated in the Orthodox Church as well as the Catholic. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Croatian and Serbian Nikolić (see Nikolic ), Greek Papanikolaou ‘(son of) Nicholas the priest’ and Nikolopoulos . Compare Nickolas .

History: The colonial official and revolutionary patriot Robert Carter Nicholas was from a prominent VA family on both sides. His father was a British navy surgeon who emigrated c. 1700 from Lancashire, England, to Williamsburg, VA.

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

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