Dr. R. M. Nichols is one of the best known and most successful physicians at Sheboygan Falls. His birth occurred at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac county, December 31, 1862. His parents, John and Esther (Bartlett) Nichols, were natives of Ogdensburg, New York, and New Hampshire respectively. In 1845 they emigrated to Wisconsin, settling at Fond du Lac, at which place John Nichols followed the profession of an architect, combining this with a contracting and building business. In Fond du Lac he spent the remaining years of his life, passing away in 1900. Unto him and his wife were born four children.
Dr. R. M. Nichols was reared at home and educated in the public schools of Fond du Lac and the State University. Subsequently he entered Hahnemann Medical College of Chicago, from which institution he was graduated with the degree of M. D. in 1887. In the same year he opened an office at Sheboygan Falls and has here since remained in the active practice of medicine. He is widely known throughout this portion of the county as a reliable and successful member of the medical fraternity. His practice is constantly increasing, demanding his unremitting attention and his success is largely due not alone to his thorough familiarity with the fundamental principles of his science but his diligence in the constant pursuit of all additional knowledge within his reach relating to practice of medicine. He is a member of the Sheboygan County Medical Society and the Wisconsin State Medical Society.
On the 4th of August, 1891, Dr. Nichols was united in wedlock to Miss Inez Ashcraft, a daughter of Hyram Ashcraft of Sheboygan Falls. To this union have been born six children: Esther, who is engaged in teaching school in this county; Winifred, a high-school student; Phillip; Laura; Marjorie; and Robert.
Dr. Nichols is a worthy exemplar of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to the blue lodge and the commandery at Sheboygan. He is still in the prime of his manhood and enjoys the confidence of a very large number of friends and acquaintances, among whorn are many of the most prominent business and professional men of the city and county of Sheboygan. He is both obliging and self-sacrificing in the practice of his profession and his presence at the bedside of the sufferer is a guarantee that the best of thorough and up-to-date professional service is assured to the relief of the afflicted.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL