Trena Bothelda Nelson

27 June 1891–28 August 1979 (Age 88)
Cave Valley, Chihuahua, Mexico

The Life of Trena Bothelda

When Trena Bothelda Nelson was born on 27 June 1891, in Cave Valley, Chihuahua, Mexico, her father, James Mark Nelson Sr., was 25 and her mother, Hannah Botilda Mortensen, was 17. She married Shirley Holman Johnson on 27 May 1910, in Colonia Chuichupa, Chihuahua, Mexico. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Tempe, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1930 and San Antonio Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 28 August 1979, in Norwalk, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Shirley Holman Johnson
Trena Bothelda Nelson
Marriage: 27 May 1910
Beatrice Johnson
Shirley Fern Johnson
Evan Russell Johnson
Geraldine Johnson
Clair LeRoy Johnson
Hazel Johnson
Earline Johnson

Spouse and Children

27 May 1910
Colonia Chuichupa, Chihuahua, Mexico


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World Events (8)

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.
1896 · The Yaqui Uprising

Age 5

The Yaqui Uprising was a conflict that was fought between the residents of Sonora and Arizona over several days. It started as an agreement of the Native Americans, in the state of Sonora, and Lauro Aguirre to start by capturing the customs house in Nogales. This confrontation was one of the last battles during the American Indian Wars. Several people were killed and wounded but was a win in the Revolution of Mexico.

Age 23

United States troops land at Veracruz. Huerta defeated and forced into exile.

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)

  • Trena N Rutlidge in household of George Rutlidge, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Trena Johnson in household of Shirley H Johnson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Trena Johnson in household of Shirley Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"

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