Richard Wayne NELSON

28 September 1925–11 April 1931 (Age 5)
Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan, United States

The Life of Richard Wayne

When Richard Wayne NELSON was born on 28 September 1925, in Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan, United States, his father, Peter Frank NELSON, was 25 and his mother, Vera Thelma FISH, was 18. He lived in Eureka Township, Montcalm, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 11 April 1931, in Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan, United States, at the age of 5, and was buried in South Sidney Cemtery, Sidney Township, Montcalm, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Frank NELSON
Vera Thelma FISH
Frank Howard NELSON
Richard Wayne NELSON
Ruth Gloria Nelson
Violet Joyce NELSON

Parents and Siblings


    Vera Thelma FISH




World Events (3)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 6

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: patronymic from the medieval personal name Nel or Neal, Anglo-Scandinavian forms of the Gaelic name Niall ( see Neill ). This was adopted by the Scandinavians in the form Njal and was introduced into northern England and East Anglia by them, rather than being taken directly from Gaelic.2 Americanized spelling of the like-sounding Scandinavian names Nilsen , Nielsen , and Nilsson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Richard W Nelson in household of Peter F Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard Nelson, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"
  • Michigan Death Record Richard Nelson

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