Eleanor Caroline Nelson

Brief Life History of Eleanor Caroline

When Eleanor Caroline Nelson was born on 2 May 1917, in Dodgeville, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Edward Lawrence Nelson, was 22 and her mother, Esther Lucille Hendrickson, was 19. She married John Milton Crook on 19 June 1935, in Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Eden, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States in 1940 and Mineral Point, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States in 1950. She died in June 1986, at the age of 69, and was buried in East Side Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States.

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John Milton Crook
Eleanor Caroline Nelson
Marriage: 19 June 1935
Richard John Crook
Rodney J Crook

Sources (10)

  • Eleanor N Crook, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Elanor C. Nelson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Eleanor Caroline Nelson Crook, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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