William Monroe Nichols

4 October 1887–1 April 1957 (Age 69)
Tabor, Fremont, IA

The Life of William Monroe

When William Monroe Nichols was born on 4 October 1887, his father, John C Nichols, was 28 and his mother, Estell Ann Electa Smay, was 25. He married Ruth E Darnell on 3 November 1920. He died on 1 April 1957, at the age of 69, and was buried in Agra Cemetery, Agra, Phillips, Kansas, United States.

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William Monroe Nichols
Ruth E Darnell
Marriage: 3 November 1920

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3 November 1920

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

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.

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Sources (3)

  • William M Nichols in household of John C Nichols, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William M. Nichols, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • William Monroe Nichols, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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