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Memorable Manitobans: Leon Leroy Nichols (1886-1983)

Educator, accountant.

Born at Union Square, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on 28 October 1886, son of Edwin Hart Nichols (1860-1951) and Harriet Lalia Chute (1863-1941), he became a teacher in the 1900s, working in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. On 7 July 1915, he married Mary Elizabeth Dixon (1892-1965) at Halifax and they had six children, including Leonore Dixon Nichols (1916-2017, wife of Mr. Chesley) and Hazel Chute Nichols (1918-2011). They moved to Manitoba and he worked as Principal of Beausejour School (1915-1917) and taught at Eagleton School (1917, 1918-1919), Tilston Consolidated School (1920), Deleau School (1921), and Tamarisk School (1922-1923). In July 1923, ill health forced his return home to Nova Scotia. He later changed careers to become an accountant. He died at Windsor, Nova Scotia on 19 February 1983 and was burial at Amherst Cemetery / Highland View Cemetery.


1901 & 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

1916 & 1921 Canada censuses, Library and Archives Canada.

Birth registrations [Leonora Dixon Nichols & Hazel Chute Nichols], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Marriage registration, Nova Scotia Vital Statistics.

“Local and personal [Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Nichols ...],” Grandview Exponent, 6 July 1922, page 18.

“Local and personal [At the Central Livery ...],” Grandview Exponent, 29 July 1922, page 16.

Amherst Cemetery burial transcriptions and Memorial ID#82430124, FindAGrave.

Herewe~1 family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 20 July 2020

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