John Richard Nichols, clergyman;
born in: Watkins Glen, New York, on Saturday, December 16, 1854;
son of: John H. Nichols and Esther Nichols, nee: Esther Townsend
education: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.), Oberlin College, 1879; Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.), 1883; (Doctor of Divinity (D.D.), Marietta College, 1898;
married: Nellie E. Nichols, nee: Nellie E. Hawley, of Mankato, Minnesota, on Wednesday, July 6, 1881;
children: Ruth G. Nichols, Helen Hawley Nichols, John Herbert Nichols, Florence May Nichols, Marian T. Nichols (deceased).
Ordained Congregational Ministry, September, 1883;
pastor Garrettsville, Ohio, 1883-87;
engaged in work for foreign population, Cleveland, Ohio, 1887-91;
pastor Medina, Ohio, 1891-7,
First Church, Marietta, Ohio, 1897-1909,
Rogers Park Congregational Church, Chicago, since October, 1909.
Trustee Marietta College, 1898-1913;
President Congregation Summer Assembly, Frankfort, Michigan.
Clubs: University Club 1911, 1917; Apollo Club 1911, 1917; Congregational Club 1911, 1917; Outlook Club, 1911.
He is a Director of the Chicago City Missionary Society, and the National Congregational Home Missionary Society.
Recreations: tramping and travel.
Home: 1424 W. Morse Avenue, 1911; 6925 N. Ashland Avenue, 1917; Rogers Park.
Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1911, page 506; Book of Chicagoans, 1917; HERRINGSHAW'S CITY BLUE BOOK OF BIOGRAPHY, 1919.