Eliphalet Alford Nichols

1822–1898 (Age 75)
Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America

The Life of Eliphalet Alford

When Eliphalet Alford Nichols was born on 5 August 1822, in Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America, his father, David Nichols III, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Judd, was 23. He married Nancy Jane Krouse on 4 October 1859, in Anamosa, Jones, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Mount Vernon, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 11 May 1898, in Center Junction, Jones, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Center Junction, Jones, Iowa, United States.

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Eliphalet Alford Nichols
Nancy Jane Krouse
Marriage: 4 October 1859
Rachel Lois Nichols
Emily Sophia Nichols

Spouse & Children

4 October 1859
Anamosa, Jones, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 8

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • E A Nichols, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eliphlet A Nichols, "United States Census, 1880"
  • E A Nichols in entry for Harry Saml Richardson and Emily Sophia Nichols, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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