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NICHOLS Family Photograph

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NICHOLS Family Photograph

Posted: 1456732700000
Classification: Query
Surnames: NICHOLS, BROWN, SANDBORN or SANBURN
I've "rescued" an old photograph of Mary NICHOLS which was taken at the Olson Studio in Montevideo, MN. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1890's with Mary likely in her 50's at the time it was taken. Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information regarding Mary and her family as follows:

Mary E. BROWN was b. 19 Jan 1845 in DeKalb, IL to parents John H. BROWN (1816-1888) and Calista Mariah SANDBORN or SANBURN (1826-1908). Mary had two siblings, a brother Emilius BROWN (1847-1938) and a sister Emily BROWN (1848-1850). Marry married Browning NICHOLS (b. 5 Feb 1837 in Sorrel Hill, NY-d. 8 Nov 1919 Montevideo, MN) and together they had 5 children including, Emily Brown (b. 1865 in Minnesota); and Florence Mary BROWN (b. 1870 in Minnesota); Jay Browning (1874-1901); Browning (1882-1882); and Browning (1885-1970). Mary died 20 Jan 1916 in Minneapolis, MN and is buried in the Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Montevideo, MN.

Census records provide the following details:

1880 census of Lac Qui Parle, MN:

Browning NICHOLS, age 43, a Merchandise Retailer, born NY, parents born CT/NY
Mary NICHOLS, wife, age 35, Keeping House, born IL, parents born NY
Florence NICHOLS, dau, age 9, born MN
Jay NICHOLS, son, age 6, born MN
+ 3 Boarders

1900 census of Montevideo, MN:

Browning NICHOLS, age 63, born Feb 1837, married 38 years, born NY, parents born RI/NY, a Farmer
Mary E. NICHOLS, wife, age 55, born Jan 1845, married 38 years, 5 children/4 living, born IL, parents born NY
Browning NICHOLS, son, age 15, born Apr 1885, born MN, at School

1910 census of Montevideo, MN:

Browning NICHOLS, age 72, married 47 years, born NY, parents born RI/NY, a Superintendent
Mary E. NICHOLS, wife, age 65, married 47 years, 5 children/3 living, born IL, parents born NY
Browning NICHOLS, son, age 25, born MN, a Student

Hoping to locate someone from Mary’s family so that this wonderful old photograph can be returned to the care of her family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

Thanks,
Shelley
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