Eleanor Caroline Nelson

2 May 1917–June 1986 (Age 69)
Dodgeville, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States

The Life 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 M Crook on 19 June 1935, in Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Arena, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States for about 15 years and Eden, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. She died in June 1986, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

John M Crook
Eleanor Caroline Nelson
Marriage: 19 June 1935
Richard John Crook

Spouse and Children

19 June 1935
Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

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

Age 2

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

Age 20

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

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)

  • Elnor Crook in household of John M Crook, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eleanor C Nelson in household of Edward L Nelson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eleanor E Nelson in household of Edward L Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"

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