Nellie M. Clough

9 September 1871–9 December 1956 (Age 85)
Wolfeboro, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Nellie M.

When Nellie M. Clough was born on 9 September 1871, in Wolfeboro, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, her father, William Albert Clough, was 29 and her mother, Harriet A. Carpenter, was 23. She married Amos W. Emerson on 16 February 1889, in Effingham, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Effingham, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States for about 30 years. She died on 9 December 1956, in Ossipee, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Amos W. Emerson
Nellie M. Clough
Marriage: 16 February 1889
Luella C Emerson
Ganeve Bell Emerson
Everett Charles Emerson
Arthur E. Emerson
Levi Woodbury Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spouse and Children

16 February 1889
Effingham, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States


    Luella C Emerson


    Ganeve Bell Emerson


    Everett Charles Emerson



    Levi Woodbury Emerson


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William Albert Clough


    Harriet A. Carpenter




    Anna R. Clough



World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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: topographic name for someone who lived near a precipitous slope, Middle English clough (Old English clōh ‘ravine’).2 Welsh: nickname from cloff ‘lame’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie M Clough in household of William A Clough, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nettie Emerson in household of Amos Emerson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nettie M Emerson in household of Amos W Emerson, "United States Census, 1930"

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