Nicholson? Stateville n. Carolina Sept 3 1951

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Nicholson? Stateville n. Carolina Sept 3 1951 - 3,1951 Association in interesting Dar- of of...
3,1951 Association in interesting Dar- of of the made Carolina of secretary of the to Miss As sil- IT. OF GPL TAKEN BY DEATH Mr. W. T. Nicholson died Friday Friday night. One of the most widely known and one of the most generally friendly and generous of Statesville's Statesville's long-time citizens, Mr. Nicholson Nicholson had been identified with business, church, civic and social life of the town for 60 years dr more and had participated in much of its business growth. A man of genial spirit, generous generous in all contacts, he. Mr. William Thomas Nicholson was 87 years old. He was born February 16, 1864, a son of James Lee Nicholson and Martha Ann Olivia Colvert Nicholson. The Ni^ cholson home place was at Barnard Barnard Mills, formerly Nicholson Mills, and it was there that Mr. Nicholson spent his boyhood and first youth. He attended an academy academy in that area, later went to Rutherford college and at some period c f his young manhood worked in his grandfather's stoie at Eagle Mills. Those sections of home country were always dear to him and one of the last all-day jaunts he made was to his home place and to the old Eagle Mills itself where he knew every turn of the road, the name of every old homestead on the hillsides. After his college years he taught school^, short time worked in Randleman, taught school briefly, briefly, for a year or so operated £ general store in Gordonsville, Va. In 1891 he came to Statesville and was associated with Mr. A. Barron in Barton and Nicholson Grocery store, later with Mr. Barron Barron and Mr. J. A. Conner, operating operating the Harness Vehicle and Supply Company. About ih?~* 5ann time he was associated with his uncle, J. W. Nicholson, in undertaking undertaking business, buying an established established business of Mr. White and continuing it as Nicholson Undertaking establishment. This business represents today one of the longest-time undertaking establishments establishments of this county. Mr. Nicholson was also interested with Mr. Joe Shelton in the StatesviUe House Furnishing' Company, later buying the interest and changing the name to Nicholson Furniture Company which operated in Statesville over a long period of years, being sold finally to the Kimbrell Company. His later connections connections were entirely with th.2 funeral home. A strong man physically physically and mentally, Mr. Nicholson Nicholson retained vigor of body and clearness of mind until rectet months when stricken with illness. He died in H. F. Long hospital shortly after 9 o'clock Friday night. Mr. Nicholson was reared the Methodist church and since coming to Statesville had been -i member of Broad Street Methodist Methodist church. He was loyal to even' interest of the church, generous in support of its work, faithful in attendance. He was member of the board of stewards for many yearsr trustee of the church and a trustee of the district at the time of his death. He was a Shriner, a charter member of the Kiwanis club of Statesville, was for six years a member of the City School Board, a director of the old Statesville Cotton Mill, and a past president of the North Carolina Funeral Directors. Directors. He was always interested in sports and athletics and found much diversion in those interests. On July 13, 1887, Mr. Nicholson Nicholson was married to Miss Cora Turner. They spent the greater part of their married life in Statesville. Forty-six years ago he buiki the present home at corner-, of West Front and Race streets, a home that was known for it? hospitality and that was a home, through the years, not only to and Mrs. Nicholson and their children, but to many relatives who were as family members to ; them. Mrs. Nicholson died in November November 1950. One son, W. T. Nicholson, Nicholson, Jr.. died in 3944 and a daughter, Miss Willie B. Nicholson died in 1938. Surviving are fro daughters one son. Miss M»iude Nicholson at the home, Mrs. C. E. Kughey, North Center street and Mr. Her,- ry Nicholson of Mulberry street. There are seven grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Nicholson Nicholson were held at 4 o'clock Sunday Sunday afternoon from the Broad Street Methodist church with Rev. E. W. Fox in charge. Buna! in the family plot in Oakwood Pallbearers were Messrs. B. P. Link, Ralph Holmes, M- M. Henry Young, Karl Alexander, John Knox, Eugene Fraley and Dr. Harvey Nicholson. is to of . of of We on in of wi of is

Clipped from Statesville Record And Landmark03 Sep 1951, MonPage 5

Statesville Record And Landmark (Statesville, North Carolina)03 Sep 1951, MonPage 5
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