Joseph Andrew Nielson

20 February 1860–10 January 1940 (Age 79)
Smidstrup, Koldinghus, Denmark

The Life Summary of Joseph Andrew

When Joseph Andrew Nielson was born on 20 February 1860, in Smidstrup, Koldinghus, Denmark, his father, Anders Nielson, was 41 and his mother, Dorthea Hansdatter, was 34. He married Mary Elizabeth Butler on 12 January 1891, in Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to Montana, United States in 1867 and lived in Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States in 1870 and Fort Macleod, Willow Creek No. 26, Alberta, Canada in 1911. He died on 10 January 1940, in Carmangay, Vulcan County, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 79, and was buried in Calgary, Calgary Metropolitan Region, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Andrew Nielson
Mary Elizabeth Butler
Marriage: 12 January 1891
Mary Amelia Nielson
Bessie Leona Nielson
Joseph Walter Nielson
Cecil LeRoy Nielson
Mildred Blanche Nielson
Ada May Nielson
Veta Irene Nielson
Theodore Roosevelt Nielson
Leo Stanley Nielson
Carl Perry Nielson
George Albert Nielson
Georgina Alberta Nielson
Ray Victor Nielson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 January 1891Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1864 · Montana Territory
    Age 4
    Montana was made a territory by President Abraham Lincoln on May 26 1864. The capital was Virginia City and remained the capital until 1894, when Helena became the capital.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 21
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire): patronymic from the personal name Neil , meaning ‘son of Neil’, or an Anglicized form of McNeill .Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, or North German Nielsen and, in some cases, of Swedish Nilsson .

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Joseph Neilson, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
    • Joseph A Nielson, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
    • Joseph A Nielson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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