Biography of C. M. Nichols
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





C. M. NICHOLS, editor of Springfield Republic. This gentleman has been for a quarter of a century prominently identified with every movement having for its object the moral and material welfare of the community, and such has been his zeal and activity in behalf of every good cause and in the promotion of the interests and growth of Springfield, that it has justly been said that to few other men is the city more largely indebted for its rapid progress and wide reputation. As editor of the Springfield Republic he has used the columns of that paper, with the skill of an accomplished writer, to spread the fame of Springfield and its great industrial enterprises, with a degree of success which the marked prosperity of the city clearly attests. Every project which aims at the advancement of the public interest in any way, if not originated by him, as many such projects have been, is sure to seek and readily obtain his efficient cooperation. C. M. Nichols was born in Westfield, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., June 14, 1830, and was the eldest son of Wiseman Clagget and Firilla (Cass) Nichols, he beings a native of Thetford, Vt., and his wife of Stratford, N. H.; and the grandson of Jonathan and Triphemia (Sackett) Nichols, the former of Boston, Mass., and the latter of Kent, Litchfield Co., Conn. Mr. Nichols was a resident of Dayville, N. Y., from 1837 to 1840; of Portland, N. Y., from 1840 to 1848; of Oberlin, Ohio, from 1848 to 1852, in which year he went to Cincinnati, coming to Springfield in April, 1854, where he has ever since resided. Though wholly free from sectarian bitterness, Mr. Nichols has throughout his whole life taken an active and leading part in religious movements, in the advocacy of temperance principles, and in behalf of popular education. As a Sunday school worker, he is widely known, being called to the Presidency of the Ohio Sunday School Union, as a result of his untiring labors and recognized usefulness in that field, and, in June, 1880, he represented the Union and the Congregational Association of Ohio, at the Raikes Centennial meeting held at London, England. To a cultivated mind, rare talent, a familiar knowledge and keenly appreciative taste in literature, he adds such qualities, as a worthy citizen, good neighbor and personal friend, as have secured for him the warm esteem of the community in which he lives.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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