Mary Viroqua Nelson

10 September 1880–23 July 1965 (Age 84)
Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Viroqua

When Mary Viroqua Nelson was born on 10 September 1880, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, her father, Hans Peter Nelson, was 31 and her mother, Viroqua Vilate Neeley, was 26. She married William Wallace Burt on 21 January 1903, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Box Elder Election Precinct, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1900 and World for about 35 years. She died on 23 July 1965, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wallace Burt
Mary Viroqua Nelson
Marriage: 21 January 1903
Ralph Nelson Burt
Stewart Nelson Burt
Wayne Nelson Burt
Eugene Nelson Burt
Morris Nelson Burt
Roma Burt
Elizabeth Burt
Alonzo Nelson Burt

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 January 1903Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 1
    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.
    1890 · The Tabernacle is Dedicated
    Age 10
    On October 26, 1890, the Tabernacle was dedicated by Wilford Woodruff.
    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 23
    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    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 (54)

    • Mamie Burt in entry for Ralph N Burt, "Hawaii, Births and Baptisms, 1843-1909"
    • Mamie V Nelson Burt in household of William Wallace Burt, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Mamie Nelson in entry for Ivan Deleon Iverson and Elizabeth Burt, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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