Biography of Robert Nicholson
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Nicholson, Robert, was born in Scotland August 17, 1843, and came to America in 1872. He learned the trade of mason in Dundee, Scotland, and pursued the same business in this country, developing into a prominent contractor. He worked on the Osborn mill for Manley, and in 1873 went into partnership with him. From 1874 to 1878 he carried oü a business alone, when he again formed a partnership with Manley, which lasted a year and a half. After three years he formed the firm of Nicholson & Bryant. which existed three years. He operated alone until 1894, when the firm of Robert Nicholson & Son was formed by taking in his son, Mitchell Nicholson. Mr. Nicholson was a member of the City Council in 1887-88-89, and was again elected in 1896. Mitchell Nicholson was elected to the council in 1895. Robert Nicholson married Alice Cramond, and they have a family of three sons and four daughters: Mitchell, William, Robert, Mary Ann, Sadie, Alice, and Bertha. Mr. Nicholson's parents were Mitchell and Matilda (Keith) Nicholson.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
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The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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