When Olive Nelson was born on 15 September 1897, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, her father, Alvin Nelson, was 54 and her mother, Martha Emeline McFarland, was 41. She married Roy Alvin Hickman on 22 April 1916. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 17 Orchard Homes, Missoula, Montana, United States in 1940. She died on 8 July 1984, in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States.
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.