Anna Meria Neilson

7 October 1897–
Newtown, Queens, New York, United States

The Life of Anna Meria

Anna Meria Neilson was born on 7 October 1897, in Newtown, Queens, New York, United States as the daughter of Walter Neilson and Anna Maria Thorn.

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Family Time Line

Walter Neilson
Anna Maria Thorn
1873–1921
Anna Meria Neilson
1897–

Parents and Siblings

    Walter Neilson

    MaleMale

    Anna Maria Thorn

    Female1873–1921Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 20

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: patronymic from Neill .2 Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Anna Meria Neilson, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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