Biography of Omar A. Nichols
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Nichols, Omar A., p. o. Bridgeport, was born at Perryville, April 23, 1841. His family dates from the American revolution, after participating in which, the three brothers who founded the family settled in the east, one in Ontario, one near Norfolk, and one at Great Barrington, Mass., the latter being the first American ancestor of the subject. His father was the late Ira Ross Nichols, an old time resident of the town of Fenner. He was by trade a carpenter and spent most of his life in the vicinity of Perryville and Cazenovia. Omar Nichols was educated at the common schools, supplemented by reading and personal study. He was for some years a successful teacher, first at Stockbridge, Mich., and later at his birthplace, Perryville. In 1870 and 1871, he was manager for the Howe sewing machine company, in Clinton county. His mature years have been devoted to the building trade, and many handsome residences at Bridgeport and elsewhere testify to his skill in construction. November 10, 1864, he married Mary A. Burrows, of Stockbridge, Mich. They have two Sons: Ira J. Nichols, of this place, born November 8, 1865, and Claude A. Nichols, born September 8, 1875. Mr. Nichols is a Free Mason of high degree and a past master. Both himself and wife are members of the Episcopal church. He possesses the esteem and confidence of all who know him.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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