Frank A. Nichols
, photographer, Elkader, was born near Hartford, Conn., Aug. 20, 1857, and was a son of Andrew F. and Jane E. (Crampton) Nichols. In 1860 the family emigrated to Clayton County, where they have remained since. Frank was reared on a farm and received his education principally in the common schools, attending one term at the Upper Iowa University of Fayette. In 1880 he married Emma E. Thompson, who was born in Ohio in September, 1853. One child blessed this union--Roy E., born April 19, 1881. Mr. Nichols embarked in his present business in the fall of 1880, and is meeting with the success which always attends industry and honesty.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 665
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney