When Nell Nunheimer was born on 4 November 1885, in Evansville, Knight Township, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States, her father, William Nunheimer, was 40 and her mother, Dora Or Dorothy Burchtorf, was 40. She married W. E. Thurston on 7 July 1904. She died on 26 September 1914, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Evansville, Knight Township, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States.
Medieval short form of Eleanor , Ellen , and Helen . For the initial N-, compare Nan and Ned . It was the name by which Charles II's mistress Eleanor Gwyn ( 1650–87 ) was universally known to her contemporaries, and at about that time it also became established as an independent name.
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