April 9, 1871, Rich Hill, Ohio.

July 20, 1930, probably in Baltimore, Maryland, where probate was granted July 24, 1930.

Son of James and Narcissa M. Conner Best, Nolan was living in Bradford, Ohio, in 1880. He attended Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio (BA 1892) and married Anna D. Fulton in Louisville, Kentucky, in August 1898. They were in Zanesville, Ohio, in 1900; Lyons, Illinois, in 1910; and Essex County, New Jersey, in 1920.

Best edited The Continent, a Presbyterian newspaper in Chicago, Illinois, 1910–24. In 1926, he was secretary of the Baltimore Federation of Churches. His works include:

  1. Made of One Blood