Biography of Miss Phoebe P. Nichols
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Phoebe Pearl Nichols is among the popular and highly esteemed young women of Salem, where she is interested in newspaper work. She was born south of this city, near Franklin Square, Sept. 12, 1899, and is the daughter of Robert and Myrtle (Badger) Nichols.

Robert Nichols, deceased, was a native of Columbiana County and the son of Mahlon and Ruth Anna Nichols, who came to this county from Virginia during the early days and settled near Franklin Square, where they operated a tract of 640 acres of land. Robert Nichols died in 1906. His wife, also a native of this county, is the daughter of Clark E. and Anna Badger. Three children were born to Robert and Myrtle (Badger) Nichols; Robert, died at the age of 18 months; Altha, died at the age of 13 months; and Phoebe Pearl, the subject of this sketch.

Phoebe Pearl Nichols received her education in Salem and after completing her schooling became connected with the editorial department of the Herald. Later, she worked on the Salem News during the World War period and again for a time beginning in 1922. Since 1924 Miss Nichols has been Salem correspondent for the Youngstown Vindicator.

Miss Nichols is a member of the First Christian Church, and is well known soloist of that church choir.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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