Edwin Oscar Nelson

27 October 1891–31 May 1936 (Age 44)
Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Edwin Oscar

When Edwin Oscar Nelson was born on 27 October 1891, in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Louis John Nelson, was 24 and his mother, Christina Charlotta Olsson, was 21. He married Lillian Mae Faulkner on 16 June 1920, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 31 May 1936, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Edwin Oscar Nelson
Lillian Mae Faulkner
Marriage: 16 June 1920
Beatrice Edna Nelson
Mildred Dorothy Nelson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 June 1920Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 5
    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.
    Age 13
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    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

    Grandmother Elisabeth Hansdatter Nielsen

    These are excerpts from Elisabeth Nielsen's grandson, Hildor Nelson's autobiography. Elisabeth Hansdatter was born in Royken, Buskerud, Norway on November 16, 1830. Her parents were Hans Pederson and …

    Sources (39)

    • Edwin O Nelson in household of John Levie or Louis Nelson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Edwin Oscar Nelson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Edwin Owen Nelson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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