Frank Nicholson


FRANK NICHOLSON, seventh child of Matthew and Helena Nicholson, is now an enterprising contractor and brick manufacturer, of Steubenville. He was born in that city, February 2, 1859. At the age of nine years he began to work in his father's brick-yard and he continued with him until he was seventeen when he went to Canton, Ohio, where he spent four years learning the brick mason's trade. Upon the day his apprenticeship was completed he returned to Steubenville and at once took the contract to build a rolling mill at Mingo Junction for the Junction Iron company. For this he manufactured his own brick and completed the structure in first-class style. With that beginning he has continued in business as a contractor and brick manufacturer, and has done notable work, among which may be mentioned, the factory for the Jefferson Iron works, the United Presbyterian church of Steubenville, which cost $22,000, the George W. Alban residence, which cost $10,000 and Gould's tunnel, four miles west of Steubenville on the line of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati & St. Louis railway, which required 4,000,000 brick. Mr. Nicholson was married October 20, 1880, to Mary E. M., daughter of William Armstrong, one of Steubenville's oldest citizens. Mrs. Nicholson was born in Steubenville, October 20, 1861. They have had two children: Oliver A. and Howard, who died aged five months. Mr. Nicholson is a member of the I. O. O. F. and the Royal Arcanum. In politics he is a republican.

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