Victor Thustrup Nelson

15 December 1890–1 October 1964 (Age 73)
Denton, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Victor Thustrup

When Victor Thustrup Nelson was born on 15 December 1890, in Denton, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, his father, Peder Ib Nielsen, was 38 and his mother, Anna Hansen, was 37. He married Nellie Elizabeth Weldy on 21 June 1911, in Audubon, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Guthrie, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Highland Township, Guthrie, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 1 October 1964, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Bayard, Guthrie, Iowa, United States.

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Victor Thustrup Nelson
Nellie Elizabeth Weldy
Marriage: 21 June 1911
Mary Edith Nelson
Mildred Elizabeth Nelson

Spouse and Children

21 June 1911
Audubon, Iowa, United States


    Mary Edith Nelson


    Mildred Elizabeth Nelson


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 20

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Victor T Nelson in household of Teetar Nelson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Victor Nelsen, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Victor T Nelson, "United States Census, 1940"

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