Richard Wayne NELSON

Male28 September 1925–11 April 1931

Brief Life History 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, Montcalm, Michigan, United States.

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Peter Frank NELSON
Vera Thelma FISH
Frank Howard NELSON
Richard Wayne NELSON
Violet Joyce NELSON

Sources (4)

  • Richard W Nelson in household of Peter F Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Wayne Nelson - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Richard Wayne NELSON
  • Richard Nelson, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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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

English: patronymic from the personal name Nell or Nele, either of which might be a pet form of Elias or less commonly of Niel (from Latin Nigellus). See also Neal .

Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson and also of the Danish, Norwegian, and North German cognates Nielsen and Nilsen (compare Nelsen ). Compare also Neilson and Nielson .

History: The Nelson name was an important one in 18th-century VA, starting with Thomas ‘Scotch Tom’ Nelson, who emigrated to VA at the close of the 17th century from Penrith, Cumbria, where the Nelsons were numerous. Scotch Tom settled c. 1700 at Yorktown, VA, where he became a successful merchant and landholder. His son was sheriff and a member of the VA Council, and his grandson, Thomas Nelson (1738–89), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was governor of VA.

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

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