Emma Pearl Nelson

Female15 January 1894–29 July 1967

Brief Life History of Emma Pearl

When Emma Pearl Nelson was born on 15 January 1894, in Lindsay, Platte, Nebraska, United States, her father, Nels S. Nelson, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Maren Steiner, was 26. She married Douglas Johnson Wyatt on 18 March 1925, in Bentley, Lacombe County, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Canada in 1911 and Alberta, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 29 July 1967, in Bentley, Lacombe County, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 73, and was buried in Bentley Cemetery, Bentley, Lacombe County, Alberta, Canada.

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Douglas Johnson Wyatt
Emma Pearl Nelson
Marriage: 18 March 1925
Wilma Helen Wyatt

Sources (6)

  • Emma Wyatt in household of Douglas Wyatt, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Emma Pearl Nelson Wyatt, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Emma Nelson in household of Nels Nelson, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916"

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  • Marriage
    18 March 1925Bentley, Lacombe County, Alberta, Canada
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 2

    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.


    Age 5

    Oldest grave seen in memorials list

    1914 · The Man With The First Air Conditioned Home

    Age 20

    Charles Gates was the first person in the United States to install air conditioning in his home. Funny thing was, Gates died a year before it was installed.

    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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