Fernando Cortez Nichols

Fernando Cortez Nichols
b. 10 July 1885, Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana, to Lewis & Sophia Adams (Hayes) Nichols
d. 6 March 1917, Rinard, Wayne County, Illinois

m. 16 November 1872, Sparta, Noble County, Indiana
Margaret Ann Richardson
b. 6 October, Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana, to James Monroe & Mary Jane (Bruce) Richardson
d. 13 November 1929, Rinard, Wayne County, Illinois

Children with Margaret Ann Richardson:

  • Frank (1873-1922) married Sallie Burton
  • Charles (1876-1933) married Jessie Williams
  • Mary (1879-1881)
  • Edna (1882-1960) married Charles Gibbs
  • Ida (1883-1919) married John Mullen
  • Bessie (1885-1951) married David Pretsch
  • Jessie (1888-1968) married Rollie McDaniel
  • Edger (1890-1968) married Carrie Whitson

Fernando’s father, Lewis, came to Indiana from New York in 1818. Fernando was a farmer until he volunteered as a soldier in the Civil War. He enlisted with the 7th Indiana Infantry and fought in 32 battles, including Gettysburg. He moved his family to Illinois and died there in 1917.

Submitted by:
Randall McDaniel
Webster TX
E-mail: spacegeezer@msn.com

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