|Birth: ||Apr. 22, 1858|
|Death: ||Nov. 18, 1925|
The Osceola Times, Friday, 27 November 1925, page 8. (Mississippi Co., AR)
Nathaniel Adkin Nicholson was born at Columbia, Tennessee on April 22, 1858 and passed away as gently as a babe falling asleep at 3:30 o’clock Wednesday morning November 18 at St. Joseph’s hospital, Memphis, after a lingering illness of nearly 4 months of pneumonia and attending complications, being 57 years 8 months and four days old.
He became a member of the Baptist Church in early manhood, remaining true to its tenants throughout his life.
He was married to Miss Jennie May Davis, October 24, 1880. Nine children were born to this union, Robert passing away in infancy; the following their mother survive.
Felix E. of Glenn Allen, Miss.; J. Ross, of Wilson, Ark.; Fred D., of Yazoo City, Miss.; Van M., of Memphis, Tenn.; W. Ben, of Nashville, Tenn.; Lexi P., of Tyronza, Ark.; Mrs. Howard Bowen, of Luxora, Ark.; and Mrs. Ed M. Rodgers, of Chicago, Ill.; All of whom but two sons were at his bedside to the last; these two being detained at home by illness in the family; also an old mother, near the 93rd milestone of life, Mrs. Sarah A. Nicholson, of Columbia, Tenn., and five sisters, Mrs. Maggie Rowe, Cotulla, Texas; Mrs. Pattie Jones, Mrs. Sackie Jones, and Mrs. Ed Butler, Columbia, Tenn., And Mrs. John W. Alexander, Murphysboro, Tenn.
A short service was held at the funeral home of Cole and Carlin, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Wyatt, singing by Mr. Cole, and at 11 o’clock the remains were shipped to Columbia, Tenn., accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. J. Ross Nicholson; Mr. and Mrs. Lexi P. Nicholson; Mrs. Howard Bowen and Miss Gladys Nicholson, eldest granddaughter, his son Ben, joining them at Nashville.
The remains reached Columbia at 10 o’clock Thursday morning where Rev. F. G. Lavender, pastor of the First Baptist Church, and Elder F. C. Sewell, Christian church conducted services at the grave in Rose Hill Cemetery where the mound was banked with a profusion of lovely fall flowers.
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson removed from Columbia to Luxora in January 1898 where he successfully operated a large plantation for nine years. Then they went to Texas but after four years there the love of Arkansas was so strong they moved back and he has since farmed in different sections of Mississippi County.
Jennie Mae Davis Nicholson (1858 - 1944)*
Rose Hill Cemetery
Plot: Block D
Created by: Mary Bob McClain
Record added: Jul 03, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11284689