Waldo Peterson Nelson

2 August 1893–20 March 1969 (Age 75)
Weston, Oneida, Idaho, United States

The Life of Waldo Peterson

When Waldo Peterson Nelson was born on 2 August 1893, his father, James Horace Nelson Sr, was 54 and his mother, Ane Bolette Kirstine Petersen, was 35. He married Myrtle Estella Kensler on 19 May 1913, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 3, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 20 March 1969, at the age of 75, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Waldo Peterson Nelson
1893–1969
Myrtle Estella Kensler
1887–1967
Marriage: 19 May 1913
Ruth Myrtle Nelson
1914–2009
James Waldo Nelson
1917–1934
Marion Estella Nelson
1921–1990
Keith Raymond Nelson
1923–1996

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 May 1913
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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 3

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: patronymic from the medieval personal name Nel or Neal, Anglo-Scandinavian forms of the Gaelic name Niall ( see Neill ). This was adopted by the Scandinavians in the form Njal and was introduced into northern England and East Anglia by them, rather than being taken directly from Gaelic.2 Americanized spelling of the like-sounding Scandinavian names Nilsen , Nielsen , and Nilsson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Waldo Peterson Nelson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Waldo Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Waldo Nelson, "United States Census, 1940"

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