Annie Nancy Nelson

Brief Life History of Annie Nancy

When Annie Nancy Nelson was born in 1870, her father, James Timothy Nelson, was 25 and her mother, Margaret Elizabeth Colter, was 22. She married Samuel John Aitkens on 16 March 1891, in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Shubenacadie, East Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1891. She died on 1 December 1950, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Samuel John Aitkens
Annie Nancy Nelson
Marriage: 16 March 1891
Ernest Everett Aikens
Blanchard Aikens
Margaret Aikens
Ida Mabel Aikins
Gertrude Ida M Aikens
Gladys Martha Aikens

Sources (25)

  • Annie Aikens, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Annie Nelson & John S Aikins, Concord, MA Marriages, 16 Mar 1892
  • Annie Nelson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.


British Columbia joins the confederation.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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