Olive Nelson

Female15 September 1897–8 July 1984

Brief Life History of Olive

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.

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Roy Alvin Hickman
Olive Nelson
Marriage: 22 April 1916
Royal Joseph Hickman
Margaret Elizabeth Nelson Hickman

Sources (10)

  • Olive Hickman in household of Roy A Hickman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Olive Hickman, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • Olive Nelson Hickman, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 April 1916
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 1

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1902 · Montana Capital Building Completed

    Age 5

    Construction started on the Montana state capital in 1899. In 1902 the capital was completed.


    Age 23

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    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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