Ethel Nelson

11 September 1914–2003 (Age 88)
Grand Meadow Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ethel

When Ethel Nelson was born on 11 September 1914, in Grand Meadow Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States, her father, Johan Nelson, was 45 and her mother, Ingeborg Nelson, was 34. She lived in Clermont, Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died in 2003, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Johan Nelson
Ingeborg Nelson
William Nelson
Arthur Noble Nelson
Rose Pauline Nelson
Nora Matilda Nelson
Millard Orvie Nelson Sr.
Amy Geneva Nelson
Joseph Nelson
Irene Elvina Nelson
Ethel Nelson
Edna Nelson
Elmer Leo Nilson

Parents and Siblings

    Johan Nelson





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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 3

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.

Age 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Ethel Nelson in household of John Nelson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel in entry for Elmer L Nelson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Ethel Nelson, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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