Oscar Percie Nelson

2 September 1895–15 February 1985 (Age 89)
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Oscar Percie

When Oscar Percie Nelson was born on 2 September 1895, in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Percival Nelson, was 29 and his mother, Margaret M. Maguire, was 29. He married Theresa Francis Murray on 11 June 1922, in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. He died on 15 February 1985, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Scotland, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Oscar Percie Nelson
Theresa Francis Murray
Marriage: 11 June 1922

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11 June 1922
Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Oscar P Nelson in household of John P Nelson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Oscar P Nelson in household of John P Nelson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Oscar Percie Nelson, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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