Ellen Margaret Nelson

Brief Life History of Ellen Margaret

When Ellen Margaret Nelson was born on 1 May 1910, in McKenzie, North Dakota, United States, her father, Hjalmar Nelson, was 25 and her mother, Frieda Vilhelmina Jonsdotter, was 27. She married Harold Grant Rud on 21 March 1940, in Arnegard, McKenzie, North Dakota, United States. She lived in Cherry Township, McKenzie, North Dakota, United States in 1940 and United States in 1949. She died on 19 July 1966, in Bismarck, Burleigh, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Garden Cemetery, Watford City, McKenzie, North Dakota, United States.

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Harold Grant Rud
Ellen Margaret Nelson
Marriage: 21 March 1940

Sources (6)

  • Unknown, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ellen Rud in household of Hjalmer Nelson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ellen M Nelson in household of Hjalmar Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"

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Historical Boundaries: 1914: McKenzie, North Dakota, United States


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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.

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