Ni3-12 Mary Anna Nicholas

    Ni3-12 Mary Anna Nicholas was the youngest daughter of  of George Nicholas III (Ni4) of Shelbyville, Ky.,  and Mary Anna Pope (Po4) and granddaughter of US Congressman Patrick Henry Pope (Po5)
    Born: 11 Feb. 1880 near Shelbyville
    Married: unmarried.
    Died:   30 Dec. 1915
    No children 
    Mary Anna Nicholas was one of the earliest women to study and teach at college, presumably at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. As she was teaching at the University of Chicago until her untimely death from a brain tumor, I presume she did graduate work there too. The death of her maternal grandfather, Patrick Henry Pope at about the same age (cause unknown) and her nephew, George Nicholas (Ni3-5-1), also of brain tumor at the age of 30, let us suspect a genetic cause.

    Source: Anna Pope Bland Bl1 / Levicy Jane Bland