Stella Leida De Mars

17 February 1872–11 May 1963 (Age 91)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Stella Leida De

When Stella Leida De Mars was born on 17 February 1872, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Gustave Demars, was 36 and her mother, Elise Rives, was 27. She married Ernest Peter Nelson in 1898. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Hallock, Kittson, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years and Hallock, Kittson, Minnesota Territory, United States in 1910. She died on 11 May 1963, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 91.

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Ernest Peter Nelson
Stella Leida De Mars
Marriage: 1898
Elise Nelson
Ernestine Nelson

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 3
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.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles
Age 10
Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 24
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.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Marsh .2 French: habitational name from places so named in Ardèche, Ardennes, Gard, Loire, Nièvre, and Meurthe-et-Moselle, from the Latin personal name Marcius, used adjectivally.3 French: from the personal name Meard, Mard, Mart, vernacular forms of the saint's name Médard. Morlet notes that there are a number of places called Saint-Mars, formerly recorded in Latin as Sanctus Medardus.

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

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Sources (8)

  • Stella Demars in household of G Demars, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Stella Demara Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Stella L D Nelson in household of Gustave De Mars, "United States Census, 1910"

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