Born: Ap­ril 9, 1871, Rich Hill, Ohio.

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


Nolan was the son of James Best and Nar­cis­sa M. Con­ner, and hus­band of An­na D. Ful­ton (mar­ried Au­gust 1898, Lou­is­ville, Ken­tuc­ky).

He was liv­ing in Brad­ford, Ohio, in 1880, and at­tend­ed Ot­ter­bein Un­i­ver­si­ty, Wes­ter­ville, Ohio (BA 1892).

He and An­na 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.



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