Mary May Nielsen

25 May 1891–10 June 1983 (Age 92)
Naples, Uintah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Mary May

When Mary May Nielsen was born on 25 May 1891, in Naples, Uintah, Utah, United States, her father, John Nielsen, was 32 and her mother, Frances Higgins, was 29. She married Willard Hans Anderson on 25 May 1942, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died on 10 June 1983, at the age of 92, and was buried in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard Hans Anderson
Mary May Nielsen
Marriage: 25 May 1942

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 May 1942Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 5
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1896 · Utah Becomes a State
    Age 5
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 25
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Jorgen, Knud, Lars, Nels, Bent, Borge, Holger, Ove, Einer, Oluf.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Niels, a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). Compare Nielson , Neilsen , Nelsen , Nilsen , and Nilson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    The Hampshire Story (by May Nielsen Anderson)

    The Hampshire Story Once upon a time, in the long, long ago, there lived in the County of Hampshire, England, a young man by the name of Joseph Smith. One sad day he killed a deer in the "Kings Court …

    Sources (15)

    • May Neilson in household of John Neilson, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Mary May Niels in entry for Willard Hans Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • May M Neilson in household of John Neilson, "United States Census, 1930"

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