The Waverly (Kansas) Gazette of August 22 contains this announcement of the death of A.W. Nichols, a former respected citizen of Union.
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A.W. Nichols died Saturday afternoon, August 16, 1913, from appendicitis. He had been operated on for appendicitis a few days previously for the removal of the diseased appendix, but when the incision was made it was found the appendix had ruptured and the puss had entered the abdominal cavity, where it caused peritonitis, which was the immediate cause of his death.
Arthur W. Nichols was the son of Joseph H. and Addie F. Nichols, and was born at La Porte, Indiana, Aug. 29, 1870, and at the time of his death was 42 years, 11 months and 13 days of age.
He is survived by his wife, two children aged father and mother, two brothers, G.E. Nichols, of Fields Landing, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Maud Rodgers, of Green City, Mo. The entire community sympathizes with the bereaved ones. The community has lost a progressive and public-spirited citizen, who was always ready to lend his help to every worthy enterprise.
Contributed by: Larry Rader