Nelson D Sweet

Male4 September 1873–9 August 1885

Brief Life History of Nelson D

When Nelson D Sweet was born on 4 September 1873, in Buffalo Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States, his father, Dayton Sweet, was 30 and his mother, Mary Ann Osterhoudt, was 25. He died on 9 August 1885, in Buffalo Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 11, and was buried in Buffalo Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States.

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Dayton Sweet
Mary Ann Osterhoudt
Nellie C Sweet
Asenath Sweet
Nelson D Sweet

Sources (3)

  • Nelson D Sweet in household of Dayton Sweet, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nelson D. Sweet, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Nelson D Sweet - Published information: Family genealogies: death: 9 August 1885; Buffalo, Ogle, Illinois, United States

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World Events (6)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.

1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 4

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.

Name Meaning

English (Somerset): from the Middle English personal name Swet(e) (Old English Swēt(a) (male), Swēte (female)), or else a nickname from Middle English swet(e), sweyt ‘sweet; pleasing; beloved; attractive’ (Old English swēte, swōt), from which the personal names derive. Compare Swett .

Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Suess and French Ledoux ‘the gentle, the sweet’.

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

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