Joel Nelson

22 July 1944–12 January 2021 (Age 76)
Pascagoula, Jackson, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Joel

Joel Nelson was born on 22 July 1944. He died on 12 January 2021, in Pascagoula, Jackson, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 76.

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Joel Nelson
1944–2021
Kathleen Denton
1944–2012

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World Events (3)

1945 · Peace in a Post War World
Age 1
The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.
1945 · President Dies from Cerebral hemorrhage
Age 1
Franklin D. Roosevelt dies from a cerebral hemorrhage. He died in office shortly after his fourth re-election.
1964 · The Freedom Summer Murders
Age 20
In what is called the Freedom Summer Murders, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner, three civil rights workers, were shot in Neshoba County, Mississippi. They were campaigning to register African Americans in Mississippi to vote. It was determined that the murderers were members of the KKK and Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department.

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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