Capt David Hopkins Nichols

Capt David Hopkins Nichols

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Death 16 Dec 1900 (aged 71)
Burial Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 15805432 · View Source
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Capt. David H. Nichols,
Co. D, 3rd Colorado Cavalry

b. Hardwick, Vermont

Served in the Mexican War as Second Lieutenant in Colonel George B. Wright's Ohio Brigade.
Married Elizabeth Atkinson on 05 Sept 1848.

Joined the California gold rush in 1849; in 1853, returned to Illinois via the Isthmus of Panama. Crossed the plains from Illinois to Colorado gold fields in 1859 and settled in Boulder. Was active in raising funds and helped build the first schoolhouse in Boulder and was 2nd Sheriff [1863-1865] of Boulder County.

Took a Captain's commission with the 100-day volunteers, 3rd Colorado Volunteer Cavalry answering Territorial Governor John Evans' call to suppress territorial Indian troubles of 1864;
participated in the infamous Sand Creek Massacre, 29 Nov 1864 and was elected/served two non-consecutive terms to the Colorado Territorial House of Representative where he was instrumental in bringing the University of Colorado to Boulder and served as speaker of the House in 1874.

Member of Colorado Constitutional Convention of 1865
served as the 8th Lieutenant Governor [1893-1895] under Governor Davis H. Waite. Was a member of the Board of Commissioners for the Colorado State Penitentiary for 19 years.
d. Boulder, Colorado

A brief chronology of the significant events of David H. Nichols' life is below:
born on 16 March 1829 in Hardwick, Vermont
served in the Mexican War as Second Lieutenant in Colonel George B. Wright's Ohio Brigade
married Elizabeth Atkinson on 05 Sept 1848
joined the California gold rush in 1849; in 1853, return to Illinois via the Isthmus of Panama
crossed the plains from Illinois to Colorado gold fields in 1859 and settled in Boulder
was active in raising funds and helped build the first schoolhouse in Boulder
was 2nd Sheriff [1863-1865] of Boulder County
took a Captain's commission with the 100-day volunteers, 3rd Colorado Volunteer Cavalry answering Territorial Governor John Evans' call to suppress territorial Indian troubles of 1864; participated in the infamous Sand Creek Massacre, 29 Nov 1864
was elected/served two non-consecutive terms to the Colorado Territorial House of Representative where he was instrumental in bringing the University of Colorado to Boulder and served as speaker of the House in 1874
member of Colorado Constitutional Convention of 1865
served as the 8th Lieutenant Governor [1893-1895] under Governor Davis H. Waite
was a member of the Board of Commissioners for the Colorado State Penitentiary for 19 years
died on 16 Dec1900 in Boulder, Colorado

Source: http://www.cemeteryworks.com
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 15805432
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt David Hopkins Nichols (16 Mar 1829–16 Dec 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15805432, citing Columbia Cemetery, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .