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Huber Vaugh NICHOLS

Longstreth - Salem Twp. Cemetery
Meigs County,

Buried in an unmarked grave next to his mother, Mary S. Nichols.
Source -- obituaries

Huber Vaughn Nichols
Born Dec 4, 1891 and died Feb 7 1803 in Meigs Co., Ohio. Son of David Nichols and Mary S. Livecy
Vol. 2 Meigs Co. OH Death page 35, line 2

"The Democrat" Pomeroy, Ohio February 12, 1903
A SAD ACCIDENT At Middleport, -- Vaughn Nichols Killed By Freight Car Middleport Correspondent: A sad accident occurred Saturday morning about 11 o'clock on the Hocking Valley switch on Front street near the home of Mrs. Jennie Geer. Vaughn Nichols while trying to jump on a moving freight car was thrown under the car which passed over his body, severing his right arm and left leg in such a manner as to allow the vitals to protrude. His left hand was also cut in several places. He was carried to the home of Dr. David Sisson on Second street and later taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Nichols, near Gravel Hill. The young man was brave and calm during the few hours he lived, and told those gathered about him all the particulars of the accident. Death occurred between 3 and 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Vaughn was about 12 years old and a boy who had many friends, not only among the young people, but among the older ones as well. The funeral services were held at the Christian church Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Ewing. The teacher and scholars of room No. 4 attended the funeral in a body. The remains were taken to Dexter for burial. Transcribed by Shirley Hoffman from her grandfather's newpaper.

"The Republican", February 13, 1903
Saturday morning about 10 o clock a most horrible accident befell little Vaughn Nichols, of Middleport. He had been sent to the store but seeing a boat passing, ran to the river just as the yard engine and car was at the old depot switch. This at once drew his attention and saying to his companions, 'See me hop on that train' jumped and was carried under the cars. His left leg and arm were cut almost off, his right foot cut off and the abdomen badly crushed. He was carried to Dr. Sisson's office near, and then to his home on Gravel Hill, where he lived until 3 o clock. He was conscious all this time but suffered no pain, and told all about the distressing affair. The funeral services were held at the Christian church, Monday afternoon, and the remains were taken to the old home near Dexter and laid to rest by the side of his mother, who died several years ago. He leaves a father , stepmother, four sisters and three brothers to morn their loss. He was 11 years old and attended No. 4 school, and all his school-mates attended his funeral.

UNDER WHEELS Was the Body of Huber Vaughn Nichols Thrown While Attempting to Board Moving Coal car. Last Saturday morning about nine o'clock, a most distressing and lamentable accident occurred near Lincoln street, in which little Vaughn Nichols lost his life. It happened in this way, the H. V. yard engine was taking eight car loads of coal from Pomeroy to Middleport passing track. As it reached this pint and was going very slow, the unfortunate boy, who was standing on the bank with two of his playmates, thought he would take a ride and tried to jump on, missed his footing, and fell, the last car passing over him. One hands was cut off and both legs mangled and almost completely severed, so close to his body that the bowels were partly protruding. A cot was quickly procured on which he was taken to the residence of Dr. Sisson and Drs Hartinger, Thomas and Session summoned. As soon as the boy's father Mr. D. G. Nichols came he took his boy to his home on Gravel hill. Little could be done for the poor little fellow but to try to alleviate his suffering as it was quite evident that he could live but a short time. He made frequent calls for water which seemed to relieve him. He remained conscious to the last, which was until about two o'clock. The funeral occurred Monday afternoon from the Christian church, after which his body was taken to Dexter where it was laid by the side of his mother's. His school teacher, Miss Griffith, accompanied by the scholars of his room, attended in a body, brining all the flowers they could collect as an expression of their affection for their little playmate. Vaughn was but eleven years old, a bright and active boy and his untimely death is indeed most sad. The family have the sympathy of all. This should be a warning to young boys, as many of them are in the habit of trying to board a moving train.

Contributed on 3/22/10 by Schumaker4
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