I believe "Mr. E. Nichols" was actually "Mrs. E. Nichols" a traveling companion of Richard William Smith. Both were acquainted with Fr. Francis Browne and may well have been the "couple" photographed by Brown on the aft starboard end of A-deck. Mrs. Nichols left the ship at Queenstown but Smith died in the sinking.
So, "Mrs. E. Nicholl" Very intresting.
Left Titanic in Queenstown, along with Father Browne and the Odell/May Family.
This people left Titanic in Queenstown:
- Mrs. Lily Odell
- Master Jack Odell, her son
- Miss Kate Odell, her sister in law
- Mr. Richard W. May, her brother
- Mr. Stanley May, another brother
- Father Browne
- Mr. or must we say Mrs. Nichols
and of course Fireman Coffy.
Another intresting family who travelled with Titanic were the Lenox-Conynghams. They left Titanic in Cherbourg.
About a third down the list of threads in this ever increasing passenger reseach forum I discovered the thread "Cross Channel Passenger - Mr. Nichol". This is probably where I got my info from originally. Craig Stringer provides a little more detail about Mrs. Nicholls' family background. It may be of interest.