James Alvin Nelsen

27 July 1936–22 August 2005 (Age 69)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of James Alvin

When James Alvin Nelsen was born on 27 July 1936, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, his father, Harry Birge Nelsen, was 30 and his mother, Helen Margaret Austin, was 26. He lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1940 and San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States in 2001. He died on 22 August 2005, in Chester, Plumas, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Westwood, Lassen, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harry Birge Nelsen
Helen Margaret Austin
Donna Marie Mildon Nelsen
Joan Helene Nelsen
James Alvin Nelsen
Kenneth R. Nelsen

Parents and Siblings


    Helen Margaret Austin




World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 17

The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 19

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: variant of Nielsen .2 Dutch: patronymic from Nelis .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Nelson in household of Harry B Nelson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Roy Nelson, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"
  • James Alvin Nelsen, "Find A Grave Index"

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