OBITUARY – Joseph Livingstone NICHOL
Joseph Nichol, nearly all his life a resident of Bridgehampton Twp., died suddenly 26 November 1919, age 66 years, 10 months and 26 days, at his home.
Mr. Nichol had been a sufferer of a gall bladder ailment and about 2 months ago, was stricken with a stroke while helping to harvest beans. He had, however, apparently recovered his usual health and was around as usual. On the evening of his death, he helped with the milking, ate his supper and assisted Mr. Nichol to some extent as he liked to do about the house, advising his wife to let the dishes go until morning when he would help her with them. He retired shortly after 8 o’clock and a few minutes later had a coughing spell, called his wife and son to his bedside. Neighbors and doctor were immediately called but his death occurred before their arrival.
Joseph Nichol was born in Stratford, Ontario on 31 December 1852, he came to Michigan with his parents at age 3 years, settling on the farm where he since resided.
He married on 5 December 1876 to Miss Martha Briggs of McGregor. Survivors are his wife, 4 daughters: Laura, Emma, Ida and Ellen; and 4 sons: Merrick, Robert, Charles and Joseph, Jr.; twenty-seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; four brother: Samuel of Whittemore, Robert of San Diego, CA, Thomas and James of McGregor; three sisters: Mrs. Margaret Fountain, Mrs. Charlotte Rich and Mrs. Lovina Graves.
The Michigan Centennial Home of Joseph Livingstone Nichol was inherited from his parents, Elizabeth Colter and John Nichol. The farm went next to Robert Livingstone Nichol, Joseph’s son, who left it to his son, Kenneth. He hoped that it would next go to Kenneth’s son, Raymond, and thus keep it in the Nichol name
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