Catherine Williamson Banks Nelson

4 June 1851–26 September 1925 (Age 74)
Gravois Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine Williamson Banks

When Catherine Williamson Banks Nelson was born on 4 June 1851, in Gravois Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, John W Neilson, was 31 and her mother, Catherine Williamson, was 35. She married Mathew Hill on 11 December 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1870 and Saint Johns, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1900. She died on 26 September 1925, in St. John, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in St. John, Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mathew Hill
Catherine Williamson Banks Nelson
Marriage: 11 December 1867
Andrew Nelson Hill
John Nelson Hill
William Nelson Hill
Matthew Hill
Edward Nelson Hill
George Hill
James Nelson Hill
Thomas Nelson Hill
David Nelson Hill
Alexander Nelson Hill
Bruce Nelson Hill
Catherine Hill

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 13
    Historical Boundaries 1864: Owyee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Oneida, Idaho, United States
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 21
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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 Catherine Williamson Banks Nelson, Hill

    The following document is from the book: “The Hills of Idaho The Life Story of Mathew & Catherine Nelson Hill” by Rosemary Thomas Catherine Williamson Banks Nelson---and Her Family Catherine was …

    Sources (46)

    • Catherine Hill in household of Mathew Hill, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Katherine Nelson in entry for Geo Hill and Mabel Whittaker, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Catherine Nelson in entry for Matthew Hill, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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