Josephine Nelson

17 September 1880–19 May 1968 (Age 87)
Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life of Josephine

When Josephine Nelson was born on 17 September 1880, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, her father, Nils Johan Herman Nilsson, was 43 and her mother, Johanna Charlotta Arvidsdotter, was 43. She married Joseph Oliver on 23 December 1906, in Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 19 May 1968, in Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Penrose, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Oliver
Josephine Nelson
Marriage: 23 December 1906
Dorothy Mae Oliver
Raymond Charles Oliver
Newton Talbot Oliver
Joseph Oliver
Robert John Oliver

Spouse and Children

23 December 1906
Weber, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Nils Johan Herman Nilsson


    Johanna Charlotta Arvidsdotter




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 2

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 23

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

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)

  • Josephine Oliver in household of Joseph Oliver, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Josephine Oliver in household of Joseph Oliver, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Josephine Oliver in household of Joseph Oliver, "United States Census, 1930"

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