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|William Irving Nichols
|William Irving Nichols Burlington, Iowa December 29, 1878
|William Irving Nichols met Elizabeth Root in Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada and they were married on
January 01, 1859. William with his wife Elizabeth and their daughter Sarah Ann, who was born in 1841, left
Canada in 1863 and arrived in Lebanon, St Clair County, Illinois. William was a carpenter by trade so he started a
carriage making business. In 1865 they moved to Buffalo, Sangamon County, Illinois and in 1868 they arrived in
Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. He established himself as a quality craftsman while in Burlington and this
carried him throughout his entire life. William Irving Nichols died April 29, 1901 in Burlington.
William, who was also called Irving by his father David, was included in the Nichols party that left in the early
spring of 1850 for the great gold fields of California and returning in the summer of 1851.
|1885 William Irving Nichols
|1894 William Irving Nichols
William Irving Nichols, photo taken in 1869 on his
10th wedding anniversary to Elizabeth.
1900 Burlington, Iowa Business Directory