Ford Guy Nichols

7 July 1890–September 1969 (Age 79)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Ford Guy

When Ford Guy Nichols was born on 7 July 1890, in Indiana, United States, his father, Elias Roscoe Nichols, was 30 and his mother, Mary Jane Ralston, was 19. He married Dorothea Bernice Penick on 1 March 1923, in Steuben, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Steuben, Indiana, United States in 1935 and Millgrove Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died in September 1969, in Whitley, Indiana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Hamilton, Steuben, Indiana, United States.

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Ford Guy Nichols
Dorothea Bernice Penick
Marriage: 1 March 1923
Baby Boy Nichols
Gerald Clarence Nichols
Betty Jean Nichols
Wayne A Nichols
Mary Jane Nichols
Wendel Dean Nichols

Spouse and Children

1 March 1923
Steuben, Indiana, United States


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    Mary Jane Nichols


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 14

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Ford G Nichols in household of Elias R Nichols, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ford G Nichols, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ford Nichols in household of Alias Nichols, "United States Census, 1910"

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