Harriet E. Nelson

9 October 1872–15 January 1955 (Age 82)
Randolph, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Harriet E.

When Harriet E. Nelson was born on 9 October 1872, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States, her father, Enoch Pugh Nelson, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Ellen Julian, was 29. She married John M. Howell about 1890. She lived in Salem, Randolph, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died on 15 January 1955, in Asheboro, Randolph, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Gray, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John M. Howell
Harriet E. Nelson
Marriage: about 1890

Spouse and Children

    John M. Howell



about 1890

Parents and Siblings



    Lola Estelle Nelson


    Louella Mary Nelson


    David Christie Nelson


    Mattie Kate Nelson



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 5

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

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 (2)

  • Harriet E Nelson in household of Enoch P Nelson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Harriet E. Nelson - Government record: death: 15 January 1955; Asheboro, Randolph, North Carolina, United States

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