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Submitted to DCIGS Newsletter (Fall 2002) by Roselyn Wells

Butler Newspaper, Jan. 19, 1917; Submitted by Roselyn Wells

     The funeral of Mrs. Mary Cordelia Nichols, who passed away Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Elden, was held from the residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. A. H. Backus officiating.  The Pythian Sisters gave their beautiful burial service at the close of the sermon.  Interment in Butler cemetery.
     Mrs. Nichols was born March 21, 1945 at Wooster, Ohio, and came to Butler with her parents, Jimpsy and Esther Hutchinson, when a young child and has resided in Butler since that time.
     She was twice married, her first husband, Wm. Tomlinson preceded her in death about 20 years ago.  Several years ago she married Geo. T. Nichols, who passed away Feb. 22, 1916.
     She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ella Elden and one grandson, Robert Elden.
     Those who attended the funeral from a distance were Mrs. C. Hawker of Ft. Wayne, Mr. and Mrs. G. Thomas of Bryan, Jack Thomas of Huntington, Mrs. Carl Bercaw of Edgerton, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Rudd, Mrs. John Turner and Mrs. Chas. Weaver of Auburn.