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Nichol Family Papers, 1874-1903
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This collection contains checks, receipts, and correspondence of three Nichol family members, C. A. Nichol and his sons William and Josiah Nichol, Pine Bluff businessmen of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, concerning family life and purchases of goods.
C. A. Nichol was a native of Nashville, Tennessee. He served as a captain in Wheeler's Brigade, C.S.A. during the Civil War. Nichol married Nannie Williams, and they later moved with their children to Pine Bluff. C. A. Nichol died 1891 May 20. Nannie Williams Nichol died 1891 June 9.
William Nichol was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He was educated in Pine Bluff before attending the University of Virginia. He married Lula B. Andrews on 1892 August 23; they had three children. Nichol became a clerk at the Merchants and Planters Bank in Pine Bluff in 1892 and was employed there until 1902, when he established his own business. In 1913 Nichol became a planter. Nichol married a second time, to Annabel Taylor, 1916 August 19. In 1923 Nichol became vice-president of Simmons National Bank, succeeding his brother Josiah in that post. William Nichol died in 1949.
Josiah "Jo" Nichol was born at Pine Bluff, 1874 March 24. He was educated by private tutors. In 1892 he was hired as the collector for the Merchants and Planters Bank at Pine Bluff. Nichol married Elizabeth Mathis in 1902. In 1903 he became a teller at the new Simmons National Bank in Pine Bluff, later advancing to cashier, head cashier, vice-president, and finally president in 1923.
Leslie, James W., donor
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Nichol Family Papers, 1874-1903, UALR.MS.0110. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.
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Description of item, file number, Nichol Family Papers, 1874-1903, UALR.MS.0110.