Ella Virginia Nelson

Female7 October 1920–14 October 1985

Brief Life History of Ella Virginia

When Ella Virginia Nelson was born on 7 October 1920, in Moultrie, Colquitt, Georgia, United States, her father, John Franklin Nelson, was 24 and her mother, Ethel Edna Layton, was 19. She married Verna Garfrey Lemacks on 29 June 1941, in Moultrie, Colquitt, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Autreyville, Colquitt, Georgia, United States in 1930 and District 1151, Colquitt, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 14 October 1985, in DeLand, Volusia, Florida, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Sunset Memory Gardens, Thonotosassa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States.

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Minzy Ellis May
Ella Virginia Nelson
Bobby Rudolph May
Betty Joyce May
Cecelia Elizabeth Lemacks

Sources (8)

  • Ella V May, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ella V Nelson, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Ella Virginia Nelson May, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 2

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

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


Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Nell or Nele, either of which might be a pet form of Elias or less commonly of Niel (from Latin Nigellus). See also Neal .

Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson and also of the Danish, Norwegian, and North German cognates Nielsen and Nilsen (compare Nelsen ). Compare also Neilson and Nielson .

History: The Nelson name was an important one in 18th-century VA, starting with Thomas ‘Scotch Tom’ Nelson, who emigrated to VA at the close of the 17th century from Penrith, Cumbria, where the Nelsons were numerous. Scotch Tom settled c. 1700 at Yorktown, VA, where he became a successful merchant and landholder. His son was sheriff and a member of the VA Council, and his grandson, Thomas Nelson (1738–89), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was governor of VA.

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

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