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Norman A Nicholas

Male 1904 - 1958  (54 years)


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  • Name Norman A Nicholas 
    Born 25 May 1904  Rippey, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Aug 1958  Jamaica, Guthrie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 31 Aug 1958  Rippey Cemetery, Rippey, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I172  Thompson
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2004 

    Father William Ernest Nicholas,   b. 29 Apr 1869, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1921, Rippey, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Alice Chambers,   b. 17 Nov 1860, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1930, Rippey, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 04 Dec 1899  Rippey, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F56  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Dora Frances Welder 
    Married 06 Mar 1928 
    Children 
    +1. Alice Marie Nicholas
     2. Marie Nicholas
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2003 
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ella Mae Robinson,   b. 06 Jul 1910, Bennett, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Sep 2003, Perry, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 09 Mar 1931 
    Children 
     1. William Roy Nicholas
     2. Edward S Nicholas
    +3. Norma Jean Nicholas
     4. Donna Mae Nicholas
     5. Daniel A Nicholas
     6. Wayne Andrew Nicholas,   b. 1943,   d. 1944
     7. Harold Ivon Nicholas
     8. Robert Eugene Nicholas
     9. Frank Allen Nicholas
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2004 
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos Norman Nicholas and Family
    Left to right, back row: Norma Jean, Bill, Edward, Donna; front row: Danny, (wife) Ella, holding baby Wayne, Norman and Alice Marie (daughter by first marriage). Taken Spring 1945. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

  • Notes 
    • Norman found out he had lung cancer during the summer of 1958. After he attended Bibe Nicholas' funeral, Norman told some of the relatives that "Uncle Bide looked so peaceful....I want to join him".... and that night, he went to the front yard and used a shotgun on himself!

      Died at about 11:30 p.m.

      Obit:
      Norman Nicholas of Jamaica Dies
      Norman A. Nicholas, 54, of Jamaica, died at his home in Jamaica about 11:30 p.m. Thursday. His death was attributed to a self-inflicted gun shot wound. The cause of his act was given as despondency over an incurable illness. Funeral services have not yet been set pending word from relatives at a distance. The slininger Funeral Chapel at Jefferson is in charge of arrangements.
      Mr. Nicholas os survived by his wife, Ella; three daughters, Norma Hull of Dawson, Alice Maylor of Dana and Mrs. Donna Young of Glendale, Calif.; six sons, Bill Nicholas of Iowa City, Edward Nicholas of Perry and Danny Nicholas of Jamaica, also Harold, Robert and Frank Nicholas, all at home. One sister also survives.
      He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, a half brother and one son who died in infancy.

      We wish to thank our neighbors, friends and relatives for the flowers, food, cards and ***dts during the illness and loss of our husband and father.
      Our special thanks to Rev. M. ** **ewart and to the Jamaica ****ies who served the dinner and ***ch. Your kindness will long be remembered.
      Mrs. Ella Mae Nicholas and family.
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