Charles M. Nicholson


CHARLES M. NICHOLSON, a successful young business man and grocer of Steubenville, was born on the old Nicholson homestead just south of that city, December 17, 1867. He is the youngest child of Matthew and Helena Nicholson, whose history appears later. He was reared on the old home place, and attended school in Steubenville until he was sixteen. At a very early age he began to work in his father's brick-yard and he was thus employed when not in school, throughout his entire boyhood and youth. He continued in the brick business until he reached the age of twenty-one, and during the last year he followed it he manufactured brick on his own responsibility On the 1st day of October, 1888, he engaged in the grocery business and he has ever since conducted a store of that kind in a successful and profitable manner in the south part of the city. He was married July 4, 1889, to Lizzie M., daughter of Gustave and Mary Rarey, of Wintersville, Jefferson county. Mrs. Nicholson was born in Tiltonville in the same county, August 18, 1868. In politics Mr. Nicholson is an ardent republican.

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