Yvonne Arvilla Nelson

16 June 1935–24 April 2001 (Age 65)
Pine Lake Township, Clearwater, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Yvonne Arvilla

When Yvonne Arvilla Nelson was born on 16 June 1935, in Pine Lake Township, Clearwater, Minnesota, United States, her father, Nels M Nelson, was 55 and her mother, Nora Marie Bjerklie, was 39. She married Willis Elsworth Earnest Klema on 10 November 1952. She lived in Gully Township, Polk, Minnesota, United States in 1940 and North West, South Africa in 2001. She died on 24 April 2001, in United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Berner, Clearwater, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willis Elsworth Earnest Klema
Yvonne Arvilla Nelson
Marriage: 10 November 1952

Spouse and Children

10 November 1952
Trail, Clearwater, Minnesota, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Nels M Nelson


    Nora Marie Bjerklie




    Jeanette Narvella Nelson


    James Norval Nelson


    Petra Mildora Nelson


    May Viola Nelson


    Doris Elaine Nelson


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Black voting rights revoked in Cape. Black land ownership expanded, but still restricted to 13 percent of land.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Age 18

Reservation of Separate Amenities Act strengthens apartheid in public places. Bantu Education Act limits black education. Communist Party of South Africa reactivated as South African Communist Party (SACP).

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)

  • Yvonne Nelson in household of Nels Nelson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Yvonne Klema Nelson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Yvonne Arilla Nelson, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"

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