Date of Death: 4 May 1910
Subject: Robert Nickles [Nichols]
Source: Savannah Reporter, 13 May 1910
Mr. Robert Nickles, an old and highly respected citizen of Andrew county, died at the home of his son Mr. Sherman Nickles, three miles northwest of Rosendale on Wednesday evening of last week at 7 o'clock, after a prolonged illness of several years.
Mr. Nickles was born in Union county, Indiana, June 18, 1835, and came with his parents to Missouri when he was a lad of 13 years. They settled in Andrew county. This county
has been his home ever since. In 1856 Mr. Nickles was married to Miss Anna Simmons, and to this union there were born four children, two sons and two daughters. Both daughters and one son, however, died, leaving but one child to survive the father. Mrs. Nickles died February 23, 1901. Mr. Nickles was stricken with paralysis about seven years ago and has been in very poor health ever since. During the last two years he has been an invalid and a great sufferer. At the time of his death he was in the 75th year of his age.
On the 24th day of December, 1906, he sent for the pastor of the Presbyterian church at Rosendale and expressed to him the desire to make a profession of religion and to unite with the church. Thoroughly convinced of his sincerity and acceptance of Christ as a personal Savior, the pastor administered to him the ordinance of baptism and he was received into the church. This step which Mr. Nickles admitted should have been made earlier in life accorded him great comfort during his sickness. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. A. W. McGlothlan at the home of Mr. Sherman Nickles on Friday, May 6, at 10 o'clock, after which the body was laid to rest in the Bennet [sic] Lane cemetery.