William Woodward Nelson

24 June 1850–13 May 1921 (Age 70)
City of London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Woodward

William Woodward Nelson was born on 24 June 1850, in City of London, England, United Kingdom. He married Eliza Barber Rowberry on 8 December 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Election Precinct 1 Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 13 May 1921, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Tooele City Cemetery, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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William Woodward Nelson
Eliza Barber Rowberry
Marriage: 8 December 1873
Cleo Rowberry Nelson
William Sidney Nelson
Maude Ursula Nelson
Caroline Rowberry Nelson
Eliza Naomi Nelson
Permelia Emma Nelson
Rollin John Nelson
Bertha Nelson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 December 1873Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 4
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 20
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the personal name Nell or Nele, either of which might be a pet form of Elias or less commonly of Niel (from Latin Nigellus). See also Neal .Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson and also of the Danish, Norwegian, and North German cognates Nielsen and Nilsen (compare Nelsen ). Compare also Neilson and Nielson .History: The Nelson name was an important one in 18th-century VA, starting with Thomas ‘Scotch Tom’ Nelson, who emigrated to VA at the close of the 17th century from Penrith, Cumbria, where the Nelsons were numerous. Scotch Tom settled c. 1700 at Yorktown, VA, where he became a successful merchant and landholder. His son was sheriff and a member of the VA Council, and his grandson, Thomas Nelson (1738–89), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was governor of VA.

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

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    Sources (20)

    • William Chappell in household of Barzillai Woodward, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Wm. W. Nelson in entry for Maude Nelson Brown, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • William Neilson in household of Mathen Neilson, "United States Census, 1860"

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