Irene Nelson

FemaleDecember 1887–5 May 1967

Brief Life History of Irene

When Irene Nelson was born in December 1887, in Illinois, United States, her father, John Jackson Nelson, was 28 and her mother, Anna Belle Robinson, was 25. She married William Henry Grant on 12 September 1911, in Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Axtell, Kearney, Nebraska, United States in 1900. She died on 5 May 1967, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Grant
1889–1973
Irene Nelson
1887–1967
Marriage: 12 September 1911
J Stanley Grant
1911–2006
Helen Maxine Grant
1919–

Sources (7)

  • Irene Grant in household of William Grant, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Irene Nelson Grant in entry for James Or Stan Grant Stanley, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Irene Grant in household of William H Grant, "United States Census, 1920"

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  • Marriage
    12 September 1911Nebraska, United States
  • Children (2)

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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 3

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1892 · The Chicago Canal

    Age 5

    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.

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 21

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    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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