Floretta Hansigne Nelson

23 October 1898–20 February 1978 (Age 79)
Mink Creek, Oneida, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Floretta Hansigne

When Floretta Hansigne Nelson was born on 23 October 1898, in Mink Creek, Franklin, Idaho, United States, her father, Lauritz Severin Nielsen, was 27 and her mother, Hansena Ericksen, was 36. She married Orvil L Ames on 1 October 1924, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1921 and lived in Thatcher, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 4, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 20 February 1978, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Millcreek Cemetery, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orvil L Ames
Floretta Hansigne Nelson
Marriage: 1 October 1924
Dorothy N Ames
Gleness N Ames
Spencer Orvil Ames
Imogene Ames
Betty Ames

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1924Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1899 · The Salt Palace Convention Center
    Age 1
    The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 and It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered in large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Salt Palace was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910 and was replaced by the Majestic Hall. This Hall only lasted for a while during the remodel of the Salt Palace. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Comic Con has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.
    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 2
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 21
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    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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    Life Sketch of Floretta Hansena Nelson Ames

    FLORETTA HANSENA NELSON AMES was born October 23, 1900, to Lauritz Severin and Hansena Erickson Nelson.She lived in Mink Creek most of her life before her marriage to Orvil L. Ames. She always loved …

    Sources (28)

    • Floretta Hansigne Nelson Ames, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Miss Floretta Hansigne Nelson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Floretta H. Nelson Ames in entry for Orvil L. Ames, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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