Jesse Jordan Nelms

from 7 March 1880 to 3 July 1880–5 October 1949 (Age 69)
Stone Mountain, DeKalb, Georgia, United States

The Life of Jesse Jordan

When Jesse Jordan Nelms was born from 7 March 1880 to 3 July 1880, in Stone Mountain, DeKalb, Georgia, United States, his father, Thomas Adger "Tom" Nelms, was 27 and his mother, Rebeca Antinett "Beckie" Howell, was 30. He married Lula Cindy Jane Curry on 29 December 1928, in Elkhart, Anderson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Anderson, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 2, Van Zandt, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 5 October 1949, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Jordan Nelms
Lula Cindy Jane Curry
Marriage: 29 December 1928
Ollie Mae Nelms
Albert Lee Nelms
Forest Hubert Nelms
Hubert P Nelms
John Leanard Nelms
Victor B Nelms
Mary Lucille Nelms
Arnold Wayne Nelms

Spouse and Children

29 December 1928
Elkhart, Anderson, Texas, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Adger "Tom" Nelms


    Rebeca Antinett "Beckie" Howell




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 1

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near or amid a grove of elm trees, from misdivision of Middle English atten elmes ‘at the elms’ ( see Elm ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jesey J Nelms, "United States Census, 1920"
  • J J Nelms, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jesse Nelms, "United States Census, 1940"

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