Ida Kate Nichols

29 May 1863–28 May 1937 (Age 73)
Disco, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ida Kate

When Ida Kate Nichols was born on 29 May 1863, in Disco, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph Nichols, was 39 and her mother, Thurza Murdock, was 39. She married David Rittenhouse Sights on 15 December 1881, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in La Harpe Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 28 May 1937, in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Rittenhouse Sights
Ida Kate Nichols
Marriage: 15 December 1881
Nora Belle Sights
Beulah Frances Sights
Gladys Aldona Sights

Spouse and Children

15 December 1881
Hancock, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Nichols


    Thurza Murdock




    Hetta Ann Nichols


    Elizabeth Nichols




    Sarah A. Nichols


    Margaret E Nichols


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 8

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 22

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

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 (3)

  • Idie C Nichols in household of Joseph Nichols, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ida K Nickols in household of Thurza Nickols, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ida Sights in household of David Sights, "United States Census, 1930"

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