David Nelson

8 May 1866–
Ireland

The Life of David

David Nelson was born on 8 May 1866, in Ireland. He married Mary E. Newby on 7 September 1892, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1910.

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David Nelson
1866–
Mary E. Newby
1866–1933
Marriage: 7 September 1892
Charles David Nelson
1893–1957
Alexander C Nelson
1895–
Virginia Crosby Nelson
1897–1987
Margaret Ingram Nelson
1903–1976

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 September 1892
Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 3

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 32

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.

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)

  • David Nelson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • David Nelson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • David Nelson, "United States Census, 1910"

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