Nelle Holdsworth

29 December 1907–19 December 2006 (Age 98)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Nelle

When Nelle Holdsworth was born on 29 December 1907, in Virginia, United States, her father, Robert Edward Holdsworth, was 27 and her mother, Lottie Bell Johnson, was 23. She lived in Waverly, Sussex, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 December 2006, at the age of 98, and was buried in Waverly, Sussex, Virginia, United States.

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James William Mathews
Nelle Holdsworth

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    Robert Edward Holdsworth





World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 10

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 28

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from either of two places in West Yorkshire now called Holdsworth, both probably originally named with an Old English byname Halda ‘bent’ + worð ‘enclosure’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nell J Holdsworth in household of Robert E Holdsworth, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Merle J Mathews in household of Robert E Holdsworth, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nell Holdsworth in entry for Robert Wade Matthews and Donna Johnette Holt, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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