Carleton Franklin Nicholas

4 February 1874–1953 (Age 78)
Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Carleton Franklin

When Carleton Franklin Nicholas was born on 4 February 1874, in Rhode Island, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Nicholas, was 28 and his mother, Josephine Sarah Remington, was 29. He married Sarah Elizabeth Rines on 16 September 1903, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He lived in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States for about 50 years. He died in 1953, at the age of 79, and was buried in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Carleton Franklin Nicholas
Sarah Elizabeth Rines
Marriage: 16 September 1903

Spouse and Children

16 September 1903
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Nicholas


    Josephine Sarah Remington




    Jessie Viola Nicholas


    Minnie Geneva Nicholas





World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 21

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.

Name Meaning

English and Dutch: from the personal name (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 English-speaking countries, this surname is also found as an Americanized form of various Greek surnames such as Papanikolaou ‘(son of) Nicholas the priest’ and patronymics such as Nikolopoulos.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Carleton Nicholas in household of William H Taylor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Carlton F Nicholas, "Rhode Island State Census, 1885"
  • Carlton F Nicholas, "Rhode Island State Census, 1905"

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