Nichols, George B. (1865 - 1916)






----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 4/20/1916


OBITUARY--Nichols, George B. (1865 - 1916)

The subject of the following sketch was a former resident of this vicinity, and will be remembered by many of the Greenwood, Clark County people. His boyhood days were spent on a farm near here, and nearly thirty years ago he moved to Minocqua, Wis. The obituary was taken from the Minocqua Times.

Died at his home in this village Wednesday morning March 22, 1916 at 4:30, George Brydon Nichols at the age of 51 years, 3 months and 28 days, the cause of death being dropsy brought on by a complication of other diseases. The deceased was born at London, Ontario, on the 5th day of November 1865 and at the age of five years came with his parents to Greenwood, Wis., where the family located on a farm. Here George remained until the early 90 s, when he came to Minocqua where he has made his home since. He was united in marriage to Miss Emiline Anderson at Chippewa Falls eleven years ago. To this union were born three children, Dorothy, Grace and George, all of whom are still living. Besides his wife and children he leaves to mourn his loss one brother, John Nichols of Duluth, Minn., two sisters, Mrs. John Huntzicker of Greenwood, Wis., and Mrs. Edward Carpenter of Seattle, Wash.

The funeral services will be at the Methodist Church Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Lewis of Tomahawk and Rev. Bean of this place will conduct the services and interment will be made in the Woodruff Cemetery. The Woodruff I.O.O.F. lodge and Modern Woodman Camp of Minocqua, both of which fraternal orders he was a member, will march in a body to and from his grave. That Mr. Nichols was a beloved citizen is impressed by the extensive preparations being made for his funeral by his fellow citizens and fraternal brothers.

He was gifted with a character so deep and serene that none bore him enmity. Death could not have called from our midst a better example of pure manhood. At all times and under all conditions he walked in the well beaten path of righteousness and when fully conscious that he was nearing his last, he appeared to be fully impressed that the bright faith which sustained him during those trying hours of suffering would only grow brighter as he journeyed toward the infinite, and the final gloom of death be dispelled by the radiance of God's love. The memory of his life must prove a perpetual inspiration.



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