|Birth: ||Sep. 16, 1851|
|Death: ||Jul. 25, 1930|
This Daniel Edwin Nicholson (please note there were several) was the son of Roderick Nicholson I and Susan Ann Quarles Nicholson. He died at the home of his son, Milo Nicholson, near Gayles, LA. Occupation was Caddo Parish Accessor. He was 1st married to Sarah Elizabeth Hall Nicholson(1852-1889). They had at least five children; Ross Nicholson (1876-1923); John Gregg Nicholson (1878-1951); Milo Parker Nicholson (1882-1932); Daniel Edwin Nicholson Jr. (1885-1918); and Eunice Nicholson (1874-1875) According to his obituary "For many years Mr. Nicholson was a prominent factor in Caddo parish politics, having served as assessor for two terms. Later he was a candidate for sheriff against the late S. J. Ward and became chief deputy in the office, where he served for a number of years. Later still he was a candidate for sheriff again. His opponent being J. P. Flournoy Sr. who was the winner. On July 25 last, there departed this life an heroic figure of the dreadful aftermath of the Civil War. During the dark days which tried men's souls, the indomitable spirit of Daniel Edwin Nicholson remained unsubdued. Never for a moment did he falter in the unequal struggle until Louisiana was redeemed from the lawless rule of adventurers and renegades. With other true and tried leaders who bore the brunt of battle for the restoration to the South's native sons of their birthright he faced the ordeal unflinchingly. No braver man ever drew the breath of life". " To repair, improve, and plant became the inspiration of his busy life. He was a passionate lover of outdoor life, his horses, dogs, plants, trees, birds, and flowers. The disastrous overflow of the 1892 left ruin and desolation in its wake. Dan Nicholson was one of its many victims. he saw his fortune swept away. He bore his misfortune with stoic fortitude. With undiminished zeal he set to work to recuperate his losses. It was during that period that he laid aside his gun and fishing rod. The passing of his valiant spirit will be mourned by a host of friends."
Nannie E Kirven Nicholson (1842 - 1907)*
Milo Parker Nicholson (1882 - 1932)*
Roderick Nicholson Cemetery
Created by: Libby
Record added: May 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51897311
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