Frances Louisa Wellcome

4 September 1915–1 May 2000 (Age 84)
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Frances Louisa

When Frances Louisa Wellcome was born on 4 September 1915, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, her father, Herbert E Wellcome, was 25 and her mother, Marjorie A Ingham, was 20. She married George Norman Coffey Nessel on 16 December 1933, in Clark, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Portland, Washington, Oregon, United States in 1935 and San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1940. She died on 1 May 2000, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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George Norman Coffey Nessel
Frances Louisa Wellcome
Marriage: 16 December 1933
Dorothy Louise Nessel
Norman Louis Nessel

Spouse and Children

16 December 1933
Clark, Washington, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Herbert E Wellcome


    Marjorie A Ingham




World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 2

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from places in Devon and Warwickshire called Welcombe, from Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + cumb ‘broad, straight valley’.2 English: nickname for a well-liked person or one noted for his hospitality, from Middle English welcume, a calque of Old French bienvenu or Old Norse velkominn.3 Translated form of Canadian French Bienvenue , found in New England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Francis Missel in household of Geo Missel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frances Wellcome in household of Arthur A Inghan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Francis Louise Nessel in entry for George Norman Nessel, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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