ANDREW J. NICHOLSON, a prominent retail grocer of Steubenville was born in that city September 8, 1849, son of Matthew and Helena Nicholson. At an early age he began to assist his father at brick making, and this received his attention until 1873. He then went to California where he remained nearly one year for the benefit of his health. On his return to Steubenville he engaged in the grocery business, in which he is now onw of the foremost. He was married June 2, 1875, to Loretta, daughter of John and Margaret Bair, natives of Pennsylvania. Her father, now deceased, was born about 1808, son of John and Catharine Bair, with whom he removed to Harrison county, Ohio, when fourteen years of age. Her mother, now living at Steubenville, was born in 1812, the daughter of Adam and Elizabeth Hoobler, who brought her to Harrison county when she was one year old. Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson have five children: Montford M., Bertrand (deceased), Cora B., Willard J. and Lizzie H. He and wife are members of the Methodist Protestant church. In politics he is a republican. He has served as a member of the city council one term, and for two years he was a member of the board of health.
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