Charles F. Nichols
Charles F. Nichols, was born, in Woodstock, Vt., Jan. 19, 1850, and was a son of Nathaniel and Lucy (Claflin) Nichols, who were married in Rutland, and settled in Stockbridge, Vt., where three children were born--Nathan D. Lucy J. (deceased), and Charles. Mr. Nichols by trade was a carpenter and joiner, and followed the business of contracting and building. In 1855 he emigrated to Clayton. Previous to coming to Iowa, Mrs. Nichols died and he again married, Emily H. Sargent. He died Jan. 18, 1869. The subject of this memoir married Emma I. Hinman, a daughter of Orson C. and Cynthia A. (Patterson) Hinman, natives of New York State, where she was born Sept. 15, 1853. By this union there was one child-- Estella A., born Aug. 7, 1875.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1054
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney