Ida Caroline Nelson

2 February 1895–11 December 1971 (Age 76)
Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States

The Life of Ida Caroline

When Ida Caroline Nelson was born on 2 February 1895, in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States, her father, Torvald Amel Nelson, was 32 and her mother, Ingeborg Olsen, was 34. She married Copland Norcross Woods on 1 May 1920, in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Loleta Judicial Township, Humboldt, California, United States in 1940. She died on 11 December 1971, in Humboldt, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Copland Norcross Woods
Ida Caroline Nelson
Marriage: 1 May 1920
Lois Woods
William Copeland Woods
Howard Allan Woods

Spouse and Children

1 May 1920
Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States


    Lois Woods


    William Copeland Woods


    Howard Allan Woods


Parents and Siblings

    Torvald Amel Nelson


    Ingeborg Olsen




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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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 11

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Ida Woods in household of Copeland Woods, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ida Woods in household of C N Woods, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ida Nelson in household of T A Nelson, "United States Census, 1910"

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