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Alice Nichols/Nicholls Broad
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Birth: Jun. 25, 1842
Cornwall, England
Death: Mar. 26, 1896
Keweenaw County
Michigan, USA


In Memoriam - Of Alice, the beloved wife of Emanuel Broad, who departed this life on the 26th day of March last past, aged 58 years 0 months and 1 day.

Mrs. Broad's health had been in a failing condition for some time, her heart and liver being affected. For five weeks before her death, the youngest son, Will, had been laid up with a severe atttack of neuralgia, and required her attention by night and by day, besides the care and other duties of the house and family, in which she, under the worry and anxiety, became so run down that when taken sick her case became so complicated that that which the physician did was of but little avail. Shortly after taken sick she became unconscious and in about forty-eight hours passed over the great divide, which relieved her from all the pain and sufferings of life.

In this world she had great hardship, having had the constant care of a crippled husband, who is now helpless, for more than twenty-eight years. She was a kind wife and an affectionate mother and to her children most indulgent, and her heart was full of generosity to all. She leaves a husband and five children-three daughters and two sons-to mourn her loss, all grown up, one son and three daughter being married.

The funeral took place the Sunday following her death. The services over the remains were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Edmunds, of the Oarcola, and the singing, by the Central M. E. church choir, which was very impressive, at the residence of the deceased, after which, in charge of Undertaker Tachell, and followed by a large concourse of mourning relatives and friends from all over the copper country, the body was taken to the Eagle River cemetery, and there, with loving hands, was laid away in the silent tomb to rest.

Mrs. Alice Broad (Nicholls) was born at Halse Town, in the parish of St. Ives, Cornwall, on June 25, 1842. Her father came to America in 1847, locating at Mineral Point, Wis., but soon removed to British Hollow, in the same state, where he bought a little farm on which to settle down. The next summer, 1848, Mrs. Broad, with her mother and the rest of the family, came to this country and joined the father at British Hollow, where they remained on the farm for seven years, at which time they sold out to Mr. and Mrs. William Craze, late of Calumet, some of whose decendants still reside in that vicinity.

Coming to Lake Superior, Mrs. Broad, with the rest of the family, landed at Eagle River on August 11, 1855. Her father found employment at the Central mine, where he worked until the next spring when, on the 10th day of April, he was killed in No. 2 shaft, and was the first man to lose his life under the Central mining company, leaving a widow and seven children to mourn his untimely end. Mrs. Broad then went with Mr. and Mrs. James Bowden, of Eagle Harbor, who were about to remove to Portage Lake to keep the Isle Royale Hotel, and with the exception of living with them a few months, and with Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Harris for a short time, Mrs. Broad has been a resident of this district now nearly forty-one years. Two brothers and two sisters survive Mrs. Broad, Henry in the State of Illinois, and one at Stevens, Minnesota [Andrew, who eventually relocated to Santa Rosa, Florida]; Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell, at the Bruce mine, Ontario, and Mrs. James Elliot [Sarah Nichols Elliott], at the Wolverine.

Phonix, Mich, April 6, 1896.

Alice was the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Richards) Nicholls. It is not known where Henry or Elizabeth are buried. Alice had several sisters, including: Sara, born Oct. 1844 who married James Elliot, and who is buried at Lake View Cemetery, Calumet, Michigan; and Susan, born 1847 who died of diphtheria on Jan. 23, 1881. Other siblings included brothers Henry and Andrew. Andrew lived for quite some time in northern Minnesota, before relocating to Florida. He is buried in Florida.

Family links: 
  Henry Nicholls (1809 - 1856)
  Emanuel Broad (1838 - 1899)
  Mary Ann Broad Bruneau (1861 - 1913)*
  Emanuel Broad (1863 - 1899)*
  Sarah Adeline Broad Croteau (1865 - 1905)*
  Griselda Mabel Broad McCauley (1867 - 1940)*
  William Broad (1870 - 1917)*
  Henry Nicholls (1831 - ____)*
  Elizabeth Nicholls Mitchell (1832 - ____)*
  Andrew Nichols/Nicholls (1840 - 1917)*
  Alice Nichols/Nicholls Broad (1842 - 1896)
  Sarah Nichols/Nicholls Elliott (1844 - 1928)*
  Susan Nicholls Richards (1847 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Eagle River
Keweenaw County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Jan Darby
Record added: Dec 18, 2010
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Alice <i>Nichols/Nicholls</i> Broad
Added by: Jan Darby
Alice <i>Nichols/Nicholls</i> Broad
Added by: Jan Darby
Alice <i>Nichols/Nicholls</i> Broad
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