Florence Virginia Dutson

Female22 February 1857–12 February 1948

Brief Life History of Florence Virginia

When Florence Virginia Dutson was born on 22 February 1857, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, John William Dutson, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Jane Cowley, was 27. She married Niels Peter Nielson on 14 March 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Oak Creek, Millard, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 12 February 1948, in Oak City, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Oak City Cemetery, Oak City, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Niels Peter Nielson
Florence Virginia Dutson
Marriage: 14 March 1878
John Lewis Nielson
Peter N Nielson
Edgar Nielson
Ellen Jane Nielson
Frank Nielson
Clarence Nielson
Florence Vern Nielson
Margaret Edna Nielson
Zella Mirinda Nielson

Sources (28)

  • Florence Virginia Dutson Nielson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Florence V Nielson in entry for W M Willis and Margaret Nielson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Florence Virginia Dutson in entry for John Louis Nielson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 March 1878Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 11

    Historical Boundaries: 1868: Millard, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Millard, Utah, United States

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 24

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    variant of Dodson with devoicing of the second consonant before voiceless /s/.

    variant of Dudson, itself either a variant of Dodson or a habitational name from Dudston in Shropshire, with the assimilation of -t-.


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

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    Autobiography of Florence Virginia Dutson Nielson

    I was born at St. Louis, Missouri, 22 February 1857. My father was John William Dutson and my mother, Elizabeth Jane Cowley. My father was away from home when I was born. When he was told that h …

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