Obituary – Willis Nichols
Contributed by Judy
East Liverpool Review,
Monday January 18, 1932, front page
Willis Nichols, 71, Printer for 50 Years, Dies in Son’s Home
Job Shop Owner and Former Employee of Crisis, Review and Tribune Succumbs
Willis Nichols, 71, a job printer here for the last 25 years and identified with the printing trade for more than 50 years, died in the home of his son, Clair Nichols, in Pleasant Heights at 1 p.m. Sunday after a two month illness.
Mr., Nichols, who learned the printing trade in Clairsville, where he was born, came to East Liverpool about 50 years ago. He was first employed here at the Crisis, East Liverpool’s first daily paper, when all type was set by hand. He was employed in the composing room and later was a member of the editorial staff, He later set type for The Review and the weekly Tribune.
He was also employed in the job printing shops operated in connection with the Pittsburgh Dispatch and Cleveland papers.
He opened a job shop here about 25 years ago, moving from several locations to its present site in West Fourth Street. He was active in the organization of the International Typographical union No. 318 here, of which he was a charter member.
He leaves two sons, Raymond and Clair Nichols of East Liverpool; three brothers, John C. and Horace Nichols of East Liverpool and Arthur Nichols of Midland, PA, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Cook of St. Clairsville.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the home of his son, in charge of Rev. J. F. Dimit, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church. Burial will be made in Riverview cemetery.
Friends are asked to omit flowers.