William Harold Nichols was born on October 13, 1891 in Ballard County, Kentucky. He was the second of six children born to William Burnet Nichols and Virginia Ira BelleRudolph. He was raised on the family farm in Ballard County.
William married Leona Miles on December 22, 1909 in Obion County, Tennessee. He was 18 years old and she was 16 years. Leona was born in July 1893 in McCracken County, Kentucky, the daughter of Albert F. Miles and Minnie Humphries. William and Leona had at least three children:
Virginia born 1912
William Earl born 1914
Richard H. born 1929
Shortly after their marriage, the young couple was living with William's family in Ballard County, Kentucky. William helped on the family farm.
William registered for the draft for the First World War on June 5, 1917 in Ballard County. He was described as of medium height and build, with light blue eyes and blonde hair. He did not serve in the war.
By 1920, the couple was living and working the farm adjacent to William’s parents. By 1930, they were renting a home in Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, where William was employed as a cabinet builder for a radio plant.
Notes for William Harold Nichols
Birth, Military, Residence & Occupation in 1917: Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Marriage: Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.
Residence & Occupation in 1910: Year: 1910; Census Place: Magisterial District 1, Ballard, Kentucky; Roll: T624_463; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0002; Image: 66; FHL Number: 1374476.
Residence & Occupation in 1920: Year: 1920; Census Place: Needmore, Ballard, Kentucky; Roll: T625_557; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 2; Image: 975.
Residence & Occupation in 1930: Year: 1930; Census Place: Jackson, Jackson, Michigan; Roll: 996; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 32; Image: 742.0.
Notes for Leona Miles
Birth & Residence in 1900: Year: 1900; Census Place: Massac, McCracken, Kentucky; Roll: T623_540; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 75.