Ernest Denver Nelson

13 June 1893–28 February 1985 (Age 91)
Colorado, United States

The Life of Ernest Denver

When Ernest Denver Nelson was born on 13 June 1893, in Colorado, United States, his father, John Magni Nelson, was 42 and his mother, Christina Anders, was 36. He married Anna Marie Peterson on 29 December 1920, in Ault, Weld, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Windsor, Weld, Colorado, United States for about 10 years and Election Precinct 4 Windsor, Weld, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 28 February 1985, in Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Denver Nelson
Anna Marie Peterson
Marriage: 29 December 1920
Kenneth Lloyd Nelson
Donald Gale Nelson

Spouse and Children

29 December 1920
Ault, Weld, Colorado, United States


    Kenneth Lloyd Nelson


    Donald Gale Nelson


Parents and Siblings

    John Magni Nelson





    George Andrew Nelson



    Grace Nelson


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1901 · City Hall Built

Age 8

The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Ernest Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ernest Nelson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ernest E Nelson in household of John M Nelson, "United States Census, 1910"

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