NICHOLS, Laura (Ferguson)

Date of birth: 12 September 1881 Johnson County, Indiana
Date of death: 15 Nov 1964 Waldron, Shelby County, Indiana

SOURCE: Edinburg Daily Courier, 16 November 1964

Laura Nichols Dies Last Night
      Laura Ferguson Nichols died last night at the Waldron Nursing Home at
11:00 P.M.  She had been ill for two years and critical for six weeks.
      The Reverend Jerome Hyde will conduct funeral services at the Carmony
Funeral Home, Shelbyville, at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday.  Burial will be at
Edinburg Rest Haven Cemetery.
      Friends may call at the Funeral Home after 4:00 P.M. Tuesday.
      Mrs. Nichols was born in Johnson County on September 12, 1881.  Her
parents were E. H. and Sharon DeHart Ferguson.
      On February 27, 1901 she married Walter Nichols who died August 17, 1964.
      Surviving children are Mrs. Edith Tucker of Shelbyville and Mrs. Ethel
Bueche of Taylorsville.  There are three grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren.
      Brothers and sisters are Larkin, Roscoe and Clarence Ferguson of Edinburg;
Paul Ferguson, Mrs. Etta Matthews and Mrs. Elsie Reeves of Indianapolis.
Three brothers precede in death.
      Mrs. Nichols was a member of the former Pisgah Church in the Atterbury
area.

SOURCE: Shelbyville News, 16 November 1964

Mrs. Nichols Dies At 83
Funeral Wednesday For Local Woman
      Mrs. Laura Nichols, 83, who made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Edith
Tucker of 321 Wellington Blvd., died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at a Waldron
nursing home where she had been a patient for 10 months.  She had been
critically ill for several weeks.
      Mrs. Nichols was born Sept. 12, 1881, in Johnson County, the daughter of
E. H. and Sarah (DeHart) Ferguson.  She married Walter Nichols on Feb. 27,
1901, and he died Aug. 17, 1964.
      Surviving with Mrs. Tucker is another daughter, Mrs. Ethel Bueche of
Taylorsville, and four brothers and two sisters, Larkin, Roscoe, and
Clarence Ferguson, all of Edinburg, and Paul Ferguson, Mrs. Etta Mathews
and Mrs. Elsie Reeves, all of Indianapolis.  There are three grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.  Three brothers preceded in death.
      Mrs. Nichols was a member of the Old Pisgah Methodist Church in Johnson
County.
     Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Carmony Funeral Home
here, with Rev. Jerome Hyde officiating.  Burial will be in Rest Haven
Cemetery at Edinburg.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday.

SOURCE: Franklin Evening Star, 16 November 1964

Services Are Set For Laura Nichols
      Laura Nichols, 83, a native of Johnson County and a member of the Old
Pisgah Methodist Church in the county, died Sunday at 11:30 p.m. in the
Waldron Nursing Home.
      She had been ill for two years and critically ill for several weeks.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Carmony Funeral
Home in Shelbyville by the Rev. Jerome Hyde.  Burial will be in the Rest
Haven Cemetery at Edinburg.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the
funeral home.
			Lived With Daughter
      Mrs. Nichols was born on Sept. 12, 1881.  Her parents were the late E. H.
Ferguson and Sara DeHart Ferguson.  She married the late Walter Nichols
Feb. 27, 1901 and they were the parents of two children.  Her husband died
Aug. 17 of this year.  She was also preceded in death by three brothers.
      Mrs. Nichols lived with her daughter, Mrs. Edith Tucker of Shelbyville,
several years prior to entering the nursing home about one year ago.  She
formerly lived on R. R. 6, Columbus.
      Survivors include two daughters, four brothers, two sisters, three
grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The daughters are Mrs. Tucker, and Mrs. Ethel Bueche of Taylorsville.  The
surviving brothers are Larkin, Roscoe, and Clarence Nichols of Edinburg
and Paul Nichols of Indianapolis.  Her sisters are Mrs. Mathews and Mrs.
Elsie Reeves, both of Indianapolis.
Submitted by Mark Wirey