William Joe Nelms

1891–1968 (Age 77)
Leaf, White, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Joe

When William Joe Nelms was born on 6 March 1891, in Leaf, White, Georgia, United States, his father, James Nelms, was 33 and his mother, Mary Lucinda Kinsey, was 38. He married Flora Brewster on 23 May 1909, in White, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in District 1441, White, Georgia, United States for about 30 years and White, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1968. He died on 9 July 1968, in White, Georgia, United States, at the age of 77.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Joe Nelms
Flora Brewster
Marriage: 23 May 1909
Buford R. Nelms

Spouse & Children

23 May 1909
White, Georgia, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • James Nelms


  • Mary Lucinda Kinsey




  • Felix Virgil Nelms


  • Cynthia Nelms


  • Nancy Jane Nelms


  • Mary Georgia Nelms


  • Male1891–1968Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 2

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near or amid a grove of elm trees, from misdivision of Middle English atten elmes ‘at the elms’ ( see Elm ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Joseph W Nelms, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William J Nelums in household of James Nelums, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William J Nelms, "United States Census, 1920"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.