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Jane Melinthia Nichols (Taylor)

Birthplace: Schroon Lake, Essex County, NY, United States
Death: October 15, 1933 (92)
Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, NY, United States
Place of Burial: Poland, Chautauqua County, NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Eli Taylor and Lucinda Taylor
Wife of Benjamin Nichols
Mother of Delia M Nichols; Melvin C Nichols; William "Willies" Nichols; Charles Malcolm Nichols, Sr.; Myrtle "Merta" Brown ( Nichols) and 2 others
Sister of Nathan M. Taylor; Orlando J. Taylor, (USA); Lafayette Taylor, (USA) and Pvt Charles H. Taylor, (USA)

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About Jane Melinthia Nichols

  • Daughter of Eli Taylor and Lucinda Jenks Taylor
  • Married Benjamin Nichols on November 10, 1856
  • Children: Delia M Nichols Wilcox, Melvin C. Nichols, William S. "Willies" Nichols, Charles Malcom Nichols, Myrtle "Merta" Nichols Brown, Maud C. Nichols Parker and Pearl Lena Nichols Oaks
  • Adopted granddaughter, Maude Alline (Parker) Nichols after mother's death (Maud)
  • https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21145444/jane-melinthia-nichols

JAMESTOWN EVENING JOURNAL, THURSDAY, MARCH 29,1894. p.5 A Birthday Celebrated . Mrs. Benjamin Nichols's 53d birthday was celebrated at her home, 119 South Main street, by a very clever surprise from her relatives from Kennedy and this city. Mrs. Nichols had occasion to go out shopping about 10 o'clock Wednesday and on returning home found to her great surprise, that she had company; yes, numerous company, but as they made it known at once that they had brought a well filled basket it relieved her mind from the embarrassment of "What shall I get for dinner?" The dinner was elegant and of abundance. The afternoon was spent socially, the guests departing for their homes with the expressed wish for Mrs. Nichols of many more as pleasant birthdays.

Daughter of Eli TAYLOR & Lucinda JENKS siblings, Nathan M., Orlando J., Lafayette J., Charles H. & Jessie W.

spouse, Benjamin NICHOLS, md. 10 Nov 1856, Kennedy, Chautauqua NY. 8 children: Adelia M., 1858-1904, md. Celestus WILCOX Melvin C., 1860-1864 William S. 1862-1864 Charles Melvin, 1864-1948, md. Sarah SWEET Merta, 1866-1939, md. Charles BROWN Maud C., 1867-1887, md. Salem E. PARKER; child, Maude Alline adopted by her parents. Pearl Lena, 1871-1962, md. Franklin H. T. OAKS; 5 sons-Benjamin, Gerald, Percy, Donald & Dudley. Baby, 1884-1884

Jamestown (NY) Evening Journal Wednesday March 29, 1933 p. 14 Observes 92d Birthday At Her Residence Here Mr$. Jane Taylor Nichols, Widow of Benjamin Nichols, Is Nearing Centnry Mark The 92d birthday of Mrs. Jane Taylor Nit hols was quietly observed Tuesday at her home, 27 Regent street, many friends extending birthflay greetings. Her two daughters. Mrs. Merla. M. Brown and Mrs. Pearl L. Oaks, and her foster daughter. Mrs. Maude A. Ough, are Mil with her at the family residence. Mrs. Nichols also has a son. Charles M. Nidhols of this city, who was among her birthday visitors. Her marriage to Benjamin Nichols took place at Kennedy, Nov. 10, 1856, his death occurring here In 1912 Mrs. Nichols was born at Schroon Lake. N. Y., in 1841 a daughter of Eli and Lucinda Jenks Taylor, and f.hen she was about 12 years old the family moved to the farm of her grandfather, Obed Jenks, in the town of Poland about two miles south of Kennedy, making the journey on the Erie canal to Buffalo. thence by steamboat on Iake Erie to Dunkirk, and t'he reminder of the distance by wagon. I.ater the family lived at Randolph and still later at Kennedy, Mrs. Nichols coming to Jamestown In 1884 and residing: here up to the present time. Benjamin Nichols, her hushand, and William Babcock established a foundry and machine shop here in 1883 under the firm name of Nichols & Babcock. this concern later became the Jamestown iron Works company and operated many years by Mr. Nichols and his son, Charles M. Nichols the elder Mr. Nichols retiring from business in 1904.

Jamestown (NY) Evening Journal Monday, Oct. 16, 1933 p. 6 MRS. JANE TAYLOR NICHOLS Wido w of Benjami n Nichols Die s a t H e r Hom e in Regen t Stree t a t the A g e of 92 Years. Mrs. Jan e Taylo r Nichols, widow of Benjami n Nichols, died Sunda y evenin g a t 7:45 o'clock a t he r home , 27 Regen t street, age d 92 years. S h e wa s born Marc h 28, 1841 a t Schroo n Lake , Esse x county , N . Y., t h e daughte r of El i an d Lucind a Jenk s Taylor . In 1868, sh e wen t t o Kenned y wit h he r parents, and In 'November , 1856, wa s marrie d t o th e lat e Benjami n Nichols wh o died in 1911. The y had eigh t children, thre e of who m no w survive : a son, Charle s M. Nichols, an d a daughter , Mrs. Mert a Brown , of this city, an d a daughter , Mrs. Pear l Oak s of Sala - manca , togethe r wit h a n adopted daughter , Mrs. Maud A . Merrltt of Buffalo; a brother , Jess e M. Taylo r of Kennedy ; five grandchildre n and 18 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Nichols wa s a membe r of the First M. E. church, th * Woman's Relie f corps of Jame s M. Brow n post, Q. A. R., and th e Women's Temperanc e society . I n he r earlie r year s Mrs. Nichols w a s a n activ * membe r o f Mt. Sinai chapter . Order of the Easter n Star . S h e hs d retained remarkabl e healt h an d menta l facultie s until abou t a yea r ago . 8h e wa s stricken in Jun e of this yea r and had sinc e bee n confined to he r bed.

Jamestown (NY) Evening Journal Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1933 p. 6 Funeral services for Mrs. Jane Taylor Nichols will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the home, 27 Regent street.

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Jane Melinthia Nichols's Timeline

March 28, 1841
Schroon Lake, Essex County, NY, United States
February 8, 1858
Clayton, Jefferson County, NY, United States
Kennedy, Chautauqua County, NY, United States
Kennedy, Chautauqua County, New York, United States
May 18, 1864
Kennedy, Chautauqua County, NY, United States
May 12, 1866
Kennedy, Chautauqua County, NY, United States
December 20, 1867
Kennedy, Chautauqua County, NY, United States
December 18, 1871
Poland, Chautauqua County, New York, United States
October 15, 1933
Age 92
Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, NY, United States