Sunday, September 22, 2013

Census Sunday – Nichols

                                              Rephenia(Gruissy) Nichols [1870 OH – 1943 MI] was my great grand aunt. She married Willis
Willis, Rephenia & Richard Nichols
L Nichols [1869 OH – 1940 MI]. Their son was Richard Ray Nichols [b 1886 OH]. Sometime between 1886 & 1900 the family moved to Michigan. I have been able to find them there from 1900 – 1940.

1900 US Census, Olive Twp., Clinton County, Michigan; 1900; Vol.16, E.D. 14, Sheet 9; Line 36
Willis L. Nichols, 31.  Occupation: Carpenter. Married for 9 years.  
Wife, Rephenia C., 30, b April 1870 OH 
Son, Richard R., 4 b OH


1910 US Census, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan; 1910; Vol.50, ED 112

Willis Nichols, 41 b OH, Carpenter in "car shop"
Wife, Rephenia, 40 b OH, married 19 years. Trade: "Landlady" Nature of Industry: "Boarding house". 
Son, Ray, 14 years old

1920 US Census, Grand Rapids, Kent C., Michigan; 1920; Vol 53, ED 84, Sheet 10; Line 16

Willis Nichols, 50 b OH; living at 128 E. LaBelle St.
Wife Rephenia, 49 b OH

1920 US Census, Ronald Twp.,  Inonia Co., Michigan; 1920; Vol 41, ED 97, Sheet 4; Line 90

Ray R. Nichols, 26 b OH, Occupation: Cabinet maker in furniture factory.
Wife, Lucy b MO


1930 US Census, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MIchigan, SD 7, ED 41.

WIllis L. Nichols, 61, b. Ohio, Carpenter on Construction. value real-estate $4,500; not a veteran
Wife, Rephenia, 60, b. Ohio

1940 US Census, Norton, Muskegon, Michigan; SD 9, ED 61-66, Sheet 37B
Willis L Nichols, 71 b OH, finished grade 6

Wife, Rephenia Nichols, 70 b OH

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