Alva Kathleen Nelson

30 June 1890–14 April 1982 (Age 91)
Loyalton, Sierra, California, United States

The Life of Alva Kathleen

When Alva Kathleen Nelson was born on 30 June 1890, in Loyalton, Sierra, California, United States, her father, Robert W Nelson, was 43 and her mother, Clara Bell Cross, was 26. She married Benjamin Tonini on 21 October 1908, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Sierra, California, United States in 1900 and Meadow Lake Judicial Township, Nevada, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 April 1982, in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California, United States.

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Benjamin Tonini
Alva Kathleen Nelson
Marriage: 21 October 1908
Robert Benjamin Tonini
George Frederick Tonini

Spouse and Children

21 October 1908
Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Robert W Nelson





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World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 1

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
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.
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

1 English and Scottish: patronymic from the medieval personal name Nel or Neal, Anglo-Scandinavian forms of the Gaelic name Niall ( see Neill ). This was adopted by the Scandinavians in the form Njal and was introduced into northern England and East Anglia by them, rather than being taken directly from Gaelic.2 Americanized spelling of the like-sounding Scandinavian names Nilsen , Nielsen , and Nilsson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alva Tonini in household of Benjamin Tonini, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alva K Tonini in household of Ben Tonini, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alva Tonini in household of Ben Tonini, "United States Census, 1910"

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