Olive Mae Nelson

12 December 1905–5 January 2002 (Age 96)
Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States

The Life of Olive Mae

When Olive Mae Nelson was born on 12 December 1905, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, her father, Walter J Nelson, was 31 and her mother, Leona DeMoss King, was 28. She married Ralph Richmond Hayward on 29 November 1923, in Scotts, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 5 January 2002, in Vicksburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 96.

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Ralph Richmond Hayward
Olive Mae Nelson
Marriage: 29 November 1923
Ralph Nelson Hayward

Spouse and Children

29 November 1923
Scotts, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Crystal V Nelson



World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 5

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Age 26

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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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