Nichols, Joel T.
Age: 24, credited to Danby, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1838, Danby, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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Joel T. Nichols
Rutland Daily Herald, Feb. 15, 1910:
Just one week after the death of his wife, Joel T. Nichols, of No. 24 Nichols street, died yesterday afternoon about 2 o'clock. Mrs. Nichols died last Monday night. Mr. Nichols had been an invalid for a number of years and lately has been in very poor health, his death having been momentarily expected for than a week.Mr. Nichols was born in Danby 73 years ago. His father died when he was 16 years of age and since that time, Mr. Nichols did for himself. Until the outbreak of the Civil war, he worked on farms near Danby and enlisted in the Seventh Vermont regiment in 1861. He saw three years and eight months of service and was present at the battle of Baton Rouge. He was in the adjutant general's office most of the time. In 1864 he was mustered out with the rank of lieutenant. On returning to Danby, he conducted a blacksmith shop there for a number of years and in [illegible] he married Agnes C. White, daughter of Alonzo White of Danby. The next year they moved to Rutland where they resided the rest of their lives. During the 42 years he lived in this city, Mr. Nichols had a varied career. He was a carpenter, worked in the roundhouse of the Rutland road for a number of years and ran both freight and passenger engines on the Bellows Falls division. Going out of the railroad business, he was employed for some time in the barns of George Richardson and subsequently ran creameries and a grocery in this city on River street near the bridge and on Church street, corner of Williams. He sold out the latter place about eight years ago and since that time has been confined to the house most of the time. During the latter part of his life, he was a cripple as a result of exposure in the war. Mr. Nichols leaves one sister, Mrs. Lovina W. Bartlett in Illinois and two brothers, James E. Nichols of Boston and Nathaniel E. Nichols of Danby. He also leaves a sister-in-law, Mrs. George Richardson in this city and a nephew, Henry W. Richardson also of Rutland. The funeral will be held at the house Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the services will be in charge of Roberts post, Grand Army of the Republic , of which the deceased was a member.
Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots.