William Roscoe Nichols

16 July 1895–September 1955 (Age 60)
Shelby, Shelby, Alabama, United States

The Life of William Roscoe

When William Roscoe Nichols was born on 16 July 1895, in Shelby, Shelby, Alabama, United States, his father, Jay Vince Nichols, was 38 and his mother, Mary Susan Brackner, was 34. He lived in Election Precinct 1 Kingdom, Bibb, Alabama, United States in 1900. He died in September 1955, at the age of 60.

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Jay Vince Nichols
Mary Susan Brackner
Albert Alonzo Nicholas
Thomas Alonzo Nichols
William Roscoe Nichols
Dora E. Nichols
Vince Nichols

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English and Dutch: patronymic from Nichol .2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of any of various like-sounding Jewish names.

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

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Sources (1)

  • William P Nicholas in household of Jay V Nicholas, "United States Census, 1900"

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