John Alexander Nelson, Jr

13 September 1889–9 December 1963 (Age 74)
Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Alexander

When John Alexander Nelson, Jr was born on 13 September 1889, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, John Alexander Nelson, was 34 and his mother, Ella Elizabeth Thomas, was 29. He married Martha Vera Wilcox on 1 January 1917, in Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in School District 1 Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States in 1940 and Cascade, Montana, United States in 1963. He died on 9 December 1963, in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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John Alexander Nelson, Jr
Martha Vera Wilcox
Marriage: 1 January 1917
John Lovell Nelson
Bruce Allen Nelson
Ruth Maurine Nelson
Lee Carl Nelson
Verda Cloe Nelson
Joyce Ione Nelson
Robert Dale Nelson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1917Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 1
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1894 · The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed.
    Age 5
    The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed. - A precursor society to FamilySearch, the GSU was organized on November 13,1894, in the Church Historian's Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 20
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    Turkish: ornamental name or nickname from er ‘man, male’, also ‘hero, soldier’.Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 爾 (meaning ‘thou or you’ in ancient Chinese), a shortened form of the Chinese compound surname Er-Zhu (爾朱), from the ancient name of a river (now called Zhu Jia Chuan), located in northwestern Shanxi province.Chinese: Teochew form of the surname 余, see Yu 1. Compare Ear .

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

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    John Alexander Nelson Jr

    JOHN ALEXANDER NELSON Born 13 September 1889 in Smithfield, Utah. When he was 2 yrs old his family moved by wagon train to a ranch near Cardston, Alberta. where he spent his early youth and received …

    Sources (68)

    • John Alexander Nelson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John A Nelson in entry for Ivan Valaire Miller and Ruth Maurine Nelson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John Alexander Nelson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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