WALTER W. NICHOLSON, eldest son of Charles A. and Ione M. (Wicks) Nicholson, was born July 16, 1867. He was educated at the Rome Academy and afterward identified himself with the telephone business with his father, beginning as night operator and rising by gradation to the post of general superintendent on January 1, 1891.
    He was made assistant general manager, December 15, 1900, which position he still holds. He is a member of the
American Institution of Electrical Engineers, the New York Electrical Society, and the Arcanum Club, and Treasurer of Calvary Church Utica. April 23, 1889, he married Irene E., daughter of Edwin Peckham, of Utica, and they have  three sons: Charles Ambrose, Howard Peckham, and Lowell Starbuck.
Source: 'The Empire State in Three Centuries' Volume 3 Century History Company
Submitted by Nancy Hauser