Nina Belle Nichols

11 May 1889–28 April 1949 (Age 60)
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of Nina Belle

When Nina Belle Nichols was born on 11 May 1889, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, her father, Harvey H. Nichols, was 27 and her mother, Myra B. Hoskins, was 24. She married Orla Loehne Briggs on 28 August 1906, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Detroit Ward 3, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Belleville, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 28 April 1949, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Orla Loehne Briggs
Nina Belle Nichols
Marriage: 28 August 1906
Ruth M. Briggs

Spouse and Children

28 August 1906
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


    Ruth M. Briggs


Parents and Siblings

    Harvey H. Nichols


    Myra B. Hoskins





    Melville Nichols


    May Nichols


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 8

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Nina B Palmer in household of Floyd L Palmer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nina B Briggs in household of Orla Briggs, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nina Worth in household of Lloyd Worth, "United States Census, 1920"

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