Willard Thomas Nelson

29 July 1922–25 March 1996 (Age 73)
Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States

The Life of Willard Thomas

When Willard Thomas Nelson was born on 29 July 1922, in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States, his father, Thomas Marion Nelson, was 45 and his mother, Jesse Alice Yearns, was 33. He married Hazel Dubois on 9 May 1946, in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States. He lived in Polson Township, Lake, Montana, United States in 1940 and Yellowstone, Montana, United States in 1996. He died on 25 March 1996, in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mountview Cemetery, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States.

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Willard Thomas Nelson
Wynona Montana Cram
Marriage: 4 September 1948

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4 September 1948
Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Age 1

Historical Boundaries - 1923: Lake, Montana, United States
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 20

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Willard T Nelson in household of Jessie A Nelson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Willard Nelson in household of Marion M Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willard Nelson in entry for Mr Chester Adison Nelson, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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