Thomas Sylvestor (Veteran SAW) NICHOLS

Fort Scott National Cemetery (AKA Old Fort Historical Site) Cemetery
Bourbon County,

US Army
Company F 2 Regiment Missouri Infantry
Spanish American War
March 3, 1872 - September 13, 1961

Born in Bronson, Bourbon, KS
Died in Ft Scott, Bourbon, KS

"Vester" was a Spanish American war veteran. According to a newspaper item Vester mustered out of Co. H 2d Missouri Vol. at Agusta, GA March 1899 and then he intended to join the regular army. He was a Holiness minister Cabool, MO, he lived in Missouri at the time of his mother's death April 20, 1934. At the time of his father's death February 1928 he lived in Porterville, California. He also resided in Auburn, NE for a time. According to newspaper articles about Ralston Family gatherings he and his family lived in Roswell, NM in 1922 and 1923. His wife, Dora is buried in the Huffman cemetery in Ava, MO along with their son William Nichols. "Vester" and Dora's adopted daughter, Eva Ruth Nichols Grogan is buried in Coffeyville, TX.

His two children's (Will and Ruth) names were mentioned in several Ralston Family gathering newspaper articles. Vester's mother was a Ralston.

Dora, son William and adopted daughter, Eva Ruth burial information from Kevin Eaton.
Fort Scott Tribune
September 13, 1961
Thomas Sylvester Nichols, 89, retired farmer and Spanish American War veteran, died at 10:30 a.m. today at 1432 S. Ransom. Death resulted from heart complication.

The son of Henry and Ella Ralston Nichols, he was born on a farm four miles south of Bronson, March 3, 1872. His marriage to Dora E. Woods of Bronson, took place Sept. 14, 1891 at Iola. He was a member of the Church of God Holiness, Fort Scott, and the Spanish American War Veterans. With the exception of living a short time at Ava, Mo. he was a lifetime resident of Bourbon County. In Sept. 1958 he retired and came to Fort Scott to live.

Contributed on 12/19/13 by evychristensen
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Submitted: 12/19/13 • Approved: 8/9/18 • Last Updated: 8/12/18 • R21130-G0-S3

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