Christine Nelson

11 March 1878–24 April 1961 (Age 83)

The Life of Christine

Christine Nelson was born on 11 March 1878. She married William Gifford on 5 July 1910, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 24 April 1961, in Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States.

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William Gifford
Christine Nelson
Marriage: 5 July 1910
Eunice Gifford

Spouse and Children

5 July 1910
Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States


    Eunice Gifford


World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 1

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Christine Gifford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Christine Gifford in household of William Gifford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Christine Nelson Nelson, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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