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Rephenia C (Gruissy) Nichols 1870 OH – 1943 MI

Rephenia Cathern (Gruissy) Nichols was born 4 April 1870 in Ohio. She was the daughter of Augustus Ceaser Gruissy and Esther Barbara Wolf. She married Willis L Nichols c 1891.

They had one son, Richard Ray Nichols born April 1886 in Ohio. Sometime between his birth and the 1900 US Census, Rephenia and Willis moved to Michigan. Willis was a carpenter. In 1910 Rephenia was a land lady of a boarding house. Willis would gather sea shells and sell them to the button factory.

Rephenia & Willis are buried at Fairplains Cemetery, grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI.

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