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Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Fairbanks, Alaska Territory
May 31, 1939

Miss Lucille Hook, teacher in the Fairbanks schools goes to Oskaloosa, Iowa for her summer vacation. Miss Hook will spend most of her summer visiting with her parents and friends in the Middle West.

[transcribed by S.F., August 2015]


Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Fairbanks, Alaska Territory
November 7, 1939

Cordova News
Scores of Cordovans are grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Charles E. Nichols at Iowa City, Ia., on September 23. Death occurred at Mercy hospital in that city and was due to pneumonia. Mrs. Nichols had suffered for years from respiratory afflictions and the trip of the Nichols to the states this summer was made partly with a thought to obtaining relief for her ailment through a change of climate and surroundings. The Nichols were residents of Cordova for nearly 28 years. Mr. Nichols was one of the oldest railroad employees.

She was married to Charles E. Nichols in 1904. They lived in the states of Wyoming and Nevada before moving to Alaska in 1911. She was 68 years of age at the time of her death. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one brother, Frank Lewis of Iowa City, a niece, Lillian Livezey of Wellman, Ia., and two nephews, Perry and George Livesey, of Iowa City.

[note: the 1930 U.S. census, Cordova, Alaska territory (enumeration date Dec. 1929), gives her first name as May, age 57; born in Illinois of a Canadian father & Iowa born mother; transcribed by S.F., January 2015]

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