Caroline "Carrie" Nelson

4 June 1858–25 January 1935 (Age 76)
Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Caroline "Carrie"

Caroline "Carrie" Nelson was born on 4 June 1858, in Utah, United States. She married John Clark about 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Washoe, Nevada, United States in 1920 and San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1930. She died on 25 January 1935, in Verdi, Washoe, Nevada, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Clark
1829–1902
Caroline "Carrie" Nelson
1858–1935
Marriage: about 1876
Cynthia Ann Clark
1876–1951
Caroline Elizabeth Clark
1878–1963
Ethel Clark
1880–
Ina Clark
1882–
Josie Clark
1886–
Alice Clark
1890–
Olivia Clark
1893–1956
Laurence Clark
1897–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 5
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 23
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Nell

    Sources (9)

    • Caroline Clark in household of Edward E Moore, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Caroline Clark, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Caroline Nelson, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

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