Toby M Nelson

28 April 1950–February 1985 (Age 34)
Santa Rosa, Guadalupe, New Mexico, United States

The Life of Toby M

When Toby M Nelson was born on 28 April 1950, in Santa Rosa, Guadalupe, New Mexico, United States, his father, Justo Ruiz Jr, was 39 and his mother, Mariana Valencia, was 20. He died in February 1985, in Washington, United States, at the age of 34.

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Justo Ruiz Jr
Mariana Valencia
Toby M Nelson

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    Mariana Valencia




World Events (3)

1961 · Seattle Space Needle is Built

Age 11

Construction on the Seattle Space Needle was constructed on April 17, 1961, and was opened on April 21, 1962. It was built for the World’s Fair in 1962. The space needle is an observation tower that is iconic to Seattle and a landmark of the Pacific Northwest. It was meant to only be lite for 75 nights per year or less to reduce light pollution. On September 11, 2001 the lights of the space were left on for 11 days straight.
1966 · "The ""Roundhouse"" is Dedicated"

Age 16

The “roundhouse” is the name given to the New Mexico State Capitol building because it is the only round state capitol building in the U.S. It was dedicated on December 8, 1966. The designs in the building are specific to the area with the Zia sun symbol as one of them. The finishing of the building consists of turquoise and brass mosaic.
1969 · Balckwater Draw Museum Opens

Age 19

The Blackwater Draw Museum first opened in 1969, in Clovis, New Mexico. The main purpose was to showcase the Clovis culutre and history. The museum held artifacts that were discovered at the Blackwater Draw Site just southwest of Clovis. The site and museum are owned by Eastern New Mexico University. In 2017, the museum was moved to the main campus of ENMU, where it has shifted its focus to incorporate local history and archaeology on a broad scale.

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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  • Toby Marvin Nelson

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