Della Bodell Nielson

27 November 1911–3 June 1996 (Age 84)
Cleveland, Bannock, Idaho, United States

The Life of Della Bodell

When Della Bodell Nielson was born on 27 November 1911, in Cleveland, Bannock, Idaho, United States, her father, Edgar Odland Nielson, was 29 and her mother, Catherine Ann Bevins, was 26. She married Charles Leroy Higley on 28 May 1931, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Elko, Nevada, United States in 1935 and Township 6, Elko, Nevada, United States in 1940. She died on 3 June 1996, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Cleveland, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Leroy Higley
Della Bodell Nielson
Marriage: 28 May 1931
Doran Leroy Higley
Joan Higley

Spouse and Children

28 May 1931
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1916 · The Logan Library

Age 5

The Logan Library was created to serve the fifty thousand citizens of Logan with the access of over two hundred thousand items for children, teens, students, and adults to check out and learn from. The library also provides several programs that are popular with the community. The library moved to its current location in 2009 and reached a milestone in items checked out in 2012, at over 1 million.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: patronymic from Neill .2 Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson .

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

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Story Highlight


Della Bodell Nielson Higley passed away at the age of 84 on June 3, 1996 at the Logan Utah Regional Hospital. She was born November 27, 1911 at Cleveland, Idaho. She was one of the daughters of Edg …

Sources (3)

  • Della Nelson Higley in household of Charles Leroy Higley, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Della B Nielson in household of Catherine Bevins  Nielson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Della Higley in household of Roy L Higley, "United States Census, 1940"

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