Elvena Ethel Nelsen

22 April 1903–8 April 1982 (Age 78)
Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Elvena Ethel

When Elvena Ethel Nelsen was born on 22 April 1903, in Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States, her father, Anders Jorgen Nielsen, was 32 and her mother, Anna Henrietta Flessner, was 27. She married James Everett Admire on 24 May 1921, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Beaver Creek, Rock, Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Larchwood, Lyon, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 8 April 1982, in San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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James Everett Admire
Elvena Ethel Nelsen
Marriage: 24 May 1921
Betty Jean Admire

Spouse and Children

24 May 1921
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 3

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: variant of Nielsen .2 Dutch: patronymic from Nelis .

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

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Notes for Elvena Ethel Nelsen

Unknown Source Elvena was a nurse in California. She went to Europe in June 1962, and spent five days at Grandpa Nelsen's home in Denmark (per postcard from Elvena to Roy Nelsen).

Sources (3)

  • Alvina Nelson in household of Andrew Nelson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elvena Nelson in household of Andrew J Nelson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Kivena Stanchfield in entry for Marion A Stanchfield, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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