Christina Margaret Edwards

Brief Life History of Christina Margaret

When Christina Margaret Edwards was born on 28 September 1885, in Lindsay, Platte, Nebraska, United States, her father, Frederick William Edwards, was 26 and her mother, Chersty Mary Christensen, was 23. She married Niels Christian Nelson on 7 January 1906, in Lindsay, Platte, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Beaver Election Precinct, Boone, Nebraska, United States in 1940 and San Leandro, Alameda, California, United States in 1950. She died on 18 February 1951, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Platte, Nebraska, United States.

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Niels Christian Nelson
Christina Margaret Edwards
Marriage: 7 January 1906
Marvin Donald Nelson
Harlan Ordway Nelson
LuLu Mildred Nelson
Ernest Leland Nelson

Sources (15)

  • Christina Thomazon, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Christina M. Nelson, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Christina Margaret Edwards Nelson, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Edward , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

History: One of the earliest American bearers of this very common English surname was William Edwards, the son of Rev. Richard Edwards, a London clergyman in the age of Elizabeth I, who came to New England c. 1640. His descendant Jonathan (1703–58), of East Windsor, CT, was a prominent Congregational clergyman whose New England theology led to the first Great Awakening, a great religious revival.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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