Palmer Clarence Nelson

24 June 1916–12 December 2008 (Age 92)
Henning, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States

The Life Summary of Palmer Clarence

When Palmer Clarence Nelson was born on 24 June 1916, in Henning, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States, his father, Peter P Nelson, was 39 and his mother, Ida Maria Thompson, was 35. He married Ella Josephine Wahl on 2 February 1941, in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States. He registered for military service in 1940. He died on 12 December 2008, in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Erhard, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States.

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Palmer Clarence Nelson
Ella Josephine Wahl
Marriage: 2 February 1941

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World Events (8)

Age 1
U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman
Age 15
The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
Age 25
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 (6)

  • Palmer Nelson in household of Peder Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Palmer C Nelson in household of Peter P Nelson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Palmer Clarence Nelson in entry for Dean Earl Nelson, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"

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