Ruth Elizabeth Nelson

7 January 1918–23 May 2010 (Age 92)
Clearwater, Antelope, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Ruth Elizabeth

When Ruth Elizabeth Nelson was born on 7 January 1918, in Clearwater, Antelope, Nebraska, United States, her father, Theodore Edward Nelson, was 34 and her mother, Grace Caroline Ollendorf, was 31. She died on 23 May 2010, in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 92.

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Royce Eric Nelson
1910–1989
Ruth Elizabeth Nelson
1918–2010

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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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