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Capt Henry Ezra Nichols

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Capt Henry Ezra Nichols Veteran

Birth
Greene, Chenango County, New York, USA
Death
10 Jun 1899 (aged 57)
Parañaque, Southern Manila District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Burial
Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA Add to Map
Plot
Plot 33
Memorial ID
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HERO IS LAID IN THE GRAVE.
Impressive Services Over the Remains of the Late Capt. Nichols.
Captain H. E. Nichols, late commander of the monitor Monadnock, who died on the Manila coast in May of 1898(sic), has fought his last battle and how sleeps his last sleep in the embowered slopes of Mountain View.
The remains were laid to rest this afternoon in the presence of a concourse of people after a civic and military funeral, than which one more impressive was never held in this city.
Funeral rites were held in Masonic Temple, where members of the mystic tie of Masonry paid their last respects to their brother hero, and where also assembled hundreds of people, male and female, who knew the deceased only by the fact that he had rendered up his life in behalf of his country,
The obsequies concluded at the grave, where a few hymns were sung and brother soldiers fired their last farewell shots over the inclosure(sic) where the hero was buried.
[part of an article in the Oakland Tribune 12 Mar 1900 page 1]

Occupation: Officer, U.S. Navy. He served as Inspector of the 12th District of the Lighthouse Service in the early 1890s, then later was killed in the Philippines in the Spanish-American War.
Marriage date: November, 1888 East Oakland, CA.; no children
HERO IS LAID IN THE GRAVE.
Impressive Services Over the Remains of the Late Capt. Nichols.
Captain H. E. Nichols, late commander of the monitor Monadnock, who died on the Manila coast in May of 1898(sic), has fought his last battle and how sleeps his last sleep in the embowered slopes of Mountain View.
The remains were laid to rest this afternoon in the presence of a concourse of people after a civic and military funeral, than which one more impressive was never held in this city.
Funeral rites were held in Masonic Temple, where members of the mystic tie of Masonry paid their last respects to their brother hero, and where also assembled hundreds of people, male and female, who knew the deceased only by the fact that he had rendered up his life in behalf of his country,
The obsequies concluded at the grave, where a few hymns were sung and brother soldiers fired their last farewell shots over the inclosure(sic) where the hero was buried.
[part of an article in the Oakland Tribune 12 Mar 1900 page 1]

Occupation: Officer, U.S. Navy. He served as Inspector of the 12th District of the Lighthouse Service in the early 1890s, then later was killed in the Philippines in the Spanish-American War.
Marriage date: November, 1888 East Oakland, CA.; no children


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42649547/henry_ezra-nichols: accessed ), memorial page for Capt Henry Ezra Nichols (27 Feb 1842–10 Jun 1899), Find a Grave Memorial ID 42649547, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA; Maintained by REHM (contributor 46985513).