Ellen Nelson

30 August 1851–17 November 1910 (Age 59)
Lyngby, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen Nelson was born on 30 August 1851, in Lyngby, Malmöhus, Sweden, her father, Ola Nelson or Nilson, was 27 and her mother, Bengta Pehrsdotter, was 29. She married Hyrum Hayball on 6 May 1872. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 17 November 1910, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hyrum Hayball
Ellen Nelson
Marriage: 6 May 1872
Emma Hayball
Alfred Hyrum Hayball
George Ola Hayball
Joseph Henry Hayball
Nellie Hayball
Lucile Hayball
Edith Hayball

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  • Marriage
    6 May 1872
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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 8
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 16
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.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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    Story Highlight

    Ellen Nelson Hayball caring for Twins

    In October of 2020, I found a cassette recording of Lucile Hayball Thomas' (my grandma) history which included memories of her mother, Ellen Nelson Hayball (see note below). I had known of Ellen Hayba …

    Sources (22)

    • Ellen Hayball in household of Hyrum Hayball, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Ellen Hayball, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Ellen Hayball in household of Hyrum Hayball, "United States Census, 1900"

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