William Handley Nickell
NICKELL, DEGOOD, BURLEY, JEFFRIES
Posted By: Jack Ciaccia (email)
Date: 4/15/2013 at 20:13:11
The Chariton Patriot
March 18, 1909
DEATH OF W.H. NICKELL
W.H. Nickell was born Nov. 21, 1826, in Monroe County, West Virginia, and died in Lucas, Iowa, February 27, 1909, aged 82 years, 8 months and 8 days. He was married to Belle McNickle in West Virginia, in 1844. To this union were born seven children. In 1863 they removed to Iowa where the wife died the following year. Four of these children still survive; William Huston, of Leavensworth, Washington; Garison Paton, of Portland, Oregon; Jasper Goldsberry, of Lucas, Iowa; and Mrs. Mary DeGood, of Prosser, Washington. In 1865 Mr. Nickell was joined in Marriage to Sarah E. Burley of Chariton, Iowa. Of this union five children were born, Clark Nickell of Hiteman, Iowa, is the only one left to the widowed mother. For more than fifty years Mr. Nickell was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He has also taken an active part in the civic life of the town, having been mayor three times and postmaster twice.
For a year he had been an invalid and three months previous to his death was stricken with paralysis which left him helpless. Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church and interment in the Rose Hill Cemetery under the auspices of the Masonic Fraternity. The sermon was preached by Rev. Larrick, of Madison County, an old friend of the deceased. Relatives present were Clark Nickell and sons of Hiteman, Jasper Nickell and family of Lucas, Iowa, and two grandchildren of Monmouth, Illinois.
The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, March 4, 1909
W.H. NICKELL, of Lucas, died last Saturday at his home in Lucas after an illness or decline lasting several months. He was over 80 years of age and one of the best known men in the county, settling in Jackson Township in an early day. During the Cleveland administration he served as postmaster at Lucas and for many years was the local magistrate of justice. He was true as steel to his obligations and in his active days a leader of affairs.
The funeral occurred Tuesday, Rev. W.H. Larrick, of Massena, conducting the service, and the Masonic Order, of which he was a member, conjoined with their rites.
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