Doris Mae Nelson

27 December 1927–28 December 1999 (Age 72)
Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States

The Life of Doris Mae

When Doris Mae Nelson was born on 27 December 1927, in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States, her father, George W Nelson, was 26 and her mother, Lula Chambers, was 22. She married Robert F Bern on 1 May 1947, in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 28 December 1999, in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States.

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Robert F Bern
Doris Mae Nelson
Marriage: 1 May 1947
Robert Louis Bern
Frank John Bern

Spouse and Children

    Robert F Bern



1 May 1947
Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1932 · The Miners Union

Age 5

After a contract proposal reducing wages by $1.10 a day, employees of the United Mine Workers came together and created the Progressive Miners of America in southern Illinois. After discontent arose over the 67 years of operation, the union was dissolved.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Doris M Nelson in household of George W Nelson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Doris Nelson in household of George Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Doris M Nelson in entry for Robert F Bern, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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