|Birth: ||Sep. 5, 1897|
|Death: ||Oct. 1, 1952|
St. Louis City
Pansy Buchanan is the daughter of Emmer Talley Buchanan. A woman once said to Emmer, "If you name her Pansy, I'll make her a dress."
Emmer and John were divorcing when Pansy was born, and he never accepted this child. John and Emmer already had one daughter, Ethel. They divorced before 1900, and Emmer married Henry Ruhl. Henry was a widower. His children from his first marriage were Annie, Henry Edward, Mattie, Lillie, and George. Pansy's new family grew to include half brothers and sister: Fenton, Wiley, and Mary.
Pansy married Albert Lee Nichols on April 17, 1916 in Topeka, Kansas. Three of their children were born in Topeka: Bert, Dorothy and Pansy. They moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where three more children were born to them: Edith, Margaret, and Robert.
After her husband died, Pansy took in boarders to earn a living.
Pansy's sister-in-law Vera wrote that Pansy was one of the sweetest women that ever lived. She was poor and worked hard all her life. She was my grandmother. I wish I knew her, but she died before I was born.
She died at the age of 54 of a coronary thrombosis. Her death certificate can be seen at Missouri Digital Heritage.
Henry Ruhl (1849 - 1920)
Emmer E Talley Ruhl (1869 - 1962)
Albert Lee Nichols (1888 - 1946)*
Bert Lee Nichols (1917 - 2004)*
Robert Nichols (1931 - 1996)*
Henry Edward Ruhl (1879 - 1961)**
Lillie Ruhl Applequist (1884 - 1981)**
George Lewis Ruhl (1888 - 1972)**
Ethel Buchanan Bishop (1891 - 1991)**
Pansy Buchanan Nichols (1897 - 1952)
Fenton Ruhl (1903 - 1906)*
Wiley T. Ruhl (1905 - 2004)*
Mary Ruhl Groce (1908 - 1996)*
Memorial Park Cemetery
St. Louis County
Created by: Darlene Dubree
Record added: Feb 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85710012