ADE F. NICHOLS, Superintendent of the Potter County Home, was born in
1873 in Shinglehouse. He was in the mercantile business for a number of
years and held an appointive office in the state capitol. He was Postmaster
in Shinglehouse from 1931 to 1935 when he was appointed to his present
position. He married, first, Blanche Mead. Children: (1) Enos Nichols,
of Port Allegany, who married Teresa Sanzo of Olean. They have one daughter,
Betty, who served two years overseas with the Army Nurse Corps. (2) Gladys
(Nichols) Mitchel, of Schenectady. She has two children, Blanche and Edward.
Mr. Nichols married, second, Laura Price of Youngstown, Ohio. They have
one son, Robert Ade, age 17.