Harry Sehested Nielsen

30 September 1892–9 December 1932 (Age 40)
Parleys Park, Summit, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Harry Sehested

When Harry Sehested Nielsen was born on 30 September 1892, in Parleys Park, Summit, Utah, United States, his father, Niels Sehested Nielsen, was 40 and his mother, Karen Marie Sorensen, was 37. He married Ruth Martha Folland on 16 January 1926, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Park City, Summit, Utah, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 9 December 1932, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Harry Sehested Nielsen
Ruth Martha Folland
Marriage: 16 January 1926

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 4
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.
1896 · Utah becomes a state
Age 4
After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
Age 11
A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German (especially Schleswig-Holstein): patronymic from the personal name Niels, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ) or Cornelius .

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

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Sources (12)

  • Harry Neilson in household of Henry Folland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harry S. Neilson in household of Niels S. Neilson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harry Neilson, "Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966"

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