Margaret Edna Nelson

Female28 May 1918–7 June 2007

Brief Life History of Margaret Edna

When Margaret Edna Nelson was born on 28 May 1918, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Clarence Nelson, was 23 and her mother, Wanda Lorena Craig, was 23. She lived in San Francisco, California, United States in 1940 and Vallejo, Solano, California, United States for about 1 years. She died on 7 June 2007, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Victor Perry Paulsen
1909–1982
Margaret Edna Nelson
1918–2007
Margaret Leone Paulsen
1940–1979

Sources (8)

  • Peggy Paulsen, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Margaret Edna Roche, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Untitled Margaret Edna Roche, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

Age 5

President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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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