Oscar Nathaniel Nelson

9 January 1915–27 August 2003 (Age 88)
Lakefork, Duchesne, Utah, United States

The Life of Oscar Nathaniel

When Oscar Nathaniel Nelson was born on 9 January 1915, in Lakefork, Duchesne, Utah, United States, his father, Oskar Gottfrid Nilsson, was 35 and his mother, Lois Naomi Mitchell, was 28. He married Jean Stokes on 9 February 1942, in Box Elder, Utah, United States. He lived in Duchesne, Utah, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 6 Upalco, Duchesne, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 27 August 2003, in Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Upalco, Duchesne, Utah, United States.

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Oscar Nathaniel Nelson
Reva Bell Mitchell
Marriage: 10 May 1951
Linda Jean Nelson
Allen Lee Nelson

Spouse and Children

10 May 1951
Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 6

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.
1938 · The DI is Opened To The Public

Age 23

Deseret Industries is a non-profit organization and a division of Welfare Services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It includes a chain of retail thrift stores and work projects. Many of the items sold are second hand or never used. Such items include furniture, appliances, computers, and clothing. The DI also sells new furniture, much of it received directly from its own manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City. The DI provides job skill training for the physically, emotionally and socially challenged and seeks to place them into private sector employment.

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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History of Jean Stokes Nelson

History of Jean Stokes Nelson Jean Stokes Nelson was born July 15th 1918 to Leslie George Stokes and Mable Alvira Johnson Stokes. She was born at Bothwell, Box Elder County Utah. She was the second …

Sources (3)

  • Oscar N Nelson in household of Oscar Nelson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Nathaniel Oscar Nelson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Oscar Nathaniel Nelson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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