Emma Lou Nelson

29 September 1880–20 February 1963 (Age 82)
Old Ripley, Bond, Illinois, United States

The Life of Emma Lou

When Emma Lou Nelson was born on 29 September 1880, in Old Ripley, Bond, Illinois, United States, her father, William Caldwell Nelson, was 42 and her mother, Hester Ann File, was 39. She married Vernon Eugene Purdy on 16 January 1907, in Carrier, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Garfield, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Cimarron Township, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 20 February 1963, in Enid City, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Carrier, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vernon Eugene Purdy
Emma Lou Nelson
Marriage: 16 January 1907
Pearl Mourine Purdy
Embert Newton Purdy
Merwin Vernon Purdy

Spouse and Children

16 January 1907
Carrier, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Caldwell Nelson


    Hester Ann File




    Mary June Nelson


    George Calvin Nelson


    Amanda Ann Nelson


    Charles A Nelson



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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 5

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 22

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • Emma L Nelson in household of William C Nelson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma L Purdy in household of Vernon V Purdy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma L Purdy in household of Vernon E Purdy, "United States Census, 1940"

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