Emily Sophia Nichols

1869–1963 (Age 93)
Center Junction, Jones, Iowa, United States

The Life of Emily Sophia

When Emily Sophia Nichols was born on 29 August 1869, in Center Junction, Jones, Iowa, United States, her father, Eliphalet Alford Nichols, was 47 and her mother, Nancy Jane Krouse, was 30. She married Harvey Samuel Richardson on 1 September 1885, in Center Junction, Jones, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Monticello, Jones, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Lovell Township, Jones, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 3 January 1963, in Jones, Iowa, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Monticello, Jones, Iowa, United States.

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Emily Sophia Nichols
Harvey Samuel Richardson
Marriage: 1 September 1885
Lisle Miriam Richardson

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1 September 1885
Center Junction, Jones, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 15

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

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

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Emily S Nichols in household of Eliphalet Nichols, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Emily S Richardson in household of Harvey S Richardson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emily S Richardson in household of Harvey S Richardson, "United States Census, 1910"

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