Emil Andrew Neilson

2 December 1890–14 February 1984 (Age 93)
Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Emil Andrew

When Emil Andrew Neilson was born on 2 December 1890, in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Anders Andrew Mattsson Neilson, was 30 and his mother, Johanna Christopherson, was 20. He married Margaret Fay Barrus on 4 October 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Osmond Community, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States in 1920 and Election District 11, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 February 1984, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Syracuse, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Emil Andrew Neilson
Margaret Fay Barrus
Marriage: 4 October 1916
Maxie Fay Neilson
Wilda Barrus Neilson
Donna Jean Neilson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1916Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 6
    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 6
    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.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 26
    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

    English and Scottish: variant of Nielson 1, or an Anglicized form of McNeil .English: variant of Nelson .Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson or Danish, Norwegian, and North German Nielsen (compare Neilsen ) or Nilsen . Compare also Nelson and Nielson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Joseph Thomas Henderson’s Story (unfinished)

    Recorded on tape about 1984, and transcribed by his sister Eva My parents were two special people. My father’s name was Joseph Hyrum Henderson. My mother’s name was Annie Ellen Neilson Henderson. …

    Sources (62)

    • Emil Andrew Neilson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Emil Neilson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Emil A Neilson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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