Olive Maude Nelson

19 March 1887–1971 (Age 83)
Port Hope, Hope, Durham, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Olive Maude

When Olive Maude Nelson was born on 19 March 1887, in Port Hope, Hope, Durham, Ontario, Canada, her father, Wilbert Lee Nelson, was 23 and her mother, Harriet Gibbs, was 24. She married George Hayes Mason on 27 October 1909, in Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sheridan Township, Cherokee, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. She died in 1971, in Cherokee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

George Hayes Mason
Olive Maude Nelson
Marriage: 27 October 1909
Ben Francis Mason
Donald George Mason
Amy Adelia Mason
Victor Lyle Mason
Harriet Louise Mason

Spouse and Children

27 October 1909
Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States


    Ben Francis Mason


    Donald George Mason


    Amy Adelia Mason


    Victor Lyle Mason


    Harriet Louise Mason


Parents and Siblings

    Wilbert Lee Nelson


    Harriet Gibbs




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 22

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Olive Nelson in household of E F Mason, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Olive M Mason in household of George H Mason, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Olive Mason in household of G H Mason, "United States Census, 1920"

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