Augustus Robert Nell

1874–1940 (Age 66)
Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States

The Life of Augustus Robert

When Augustus Robert Nell was born on 5 March 1874, in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, his father, George H. Nell, was 34 and his mother, Henrietta Orth, was 32. He married Mary Edith Nardin on 30 September 1896, in Schuyler, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Brooklyn, Schuyler, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Littleton Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 17 March 1940, in Littleton, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Palm Cemetery, Woodstock Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Augustus Robert Nell
Mary Edith Nardin
Marriage: 30 September 1896
Eugene Kendrick Nell
Harlan Everett Nell
Robert A. Nell

Spouse & Children

30 September 1896
Schuyler, Illinois, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • George H. Nell


  • Henrietta Orth




  • Frederick Nell


  • Male1861–1929Male

  • Lena Caroline Nell


  • Alexander Nell


  • Dora Catherine Nell


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 3

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 18

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and German: from the personal name Nel, a reduced form of Cornelius .2 South German: nickname from Middle High German nelle ‘crown of the head’, perhaps denoting an obstinate person.3 English: from the Middle English personal name Nel(le), a variant of Neill .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Gus R Nell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gus Nell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • August R Nell, "United States Census, 1900"

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