Henry McKinney Nelson

25 October 1857–27 March 1935 (Age 77)
Caldwell, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Henry McKinney

When Henry McKinney Nelson was born on 25 October 1857, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States, his father, Charles Clark Nelson, was 32 and his mother, Lucinda Caroline Rebecca Riggs, was 32. He married Margaret Emma Hale on 24 February 1889. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Richland Township, Scott, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Fredonia, Caldwell, Kentucky, United States in 1920. He died on 27 March 1935, in Princeton, Caldwell, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Norman Cemetery, Fredonia, Caldwell, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry McKinney Nelson
Margaret Emma Hale
Marriage: 24 February 1889
Atha Novella Nelson
Lura Vinnie Nelson
Iley Lisenby Nelson
Joseph Denver Nelson
Evelyn Susan Nelson
Bessie Snowbelle Nelson

Spouse and Children

24 February 1889


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Clark Nelson


    Lucinda Caroline Rebecca Riggs




    Lytle Yancey Nelson


    Landin Nelson


    David Claude "Dave" Nelson


    Charles Clark Nelson


    Erastus Nelson


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 4

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Henry Nelson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry M Nelson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henry M Nelson, "United States Census, 1910"

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