Nellie Rosetta Dillon

7 October 1877–9 April 1974 (Age 96)
Wright Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States

The Life of Nellie Rosetta

When Nellie Rosetta Dillon was born on 7 October 1877, in Wright Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, her father, Alonzo Curtis Dillon, was 44 and her mother, Mary Eliza Cooper, was 38. She married George Edward Dillon on 1 June 1897, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Van Wert, Van Wert, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Pittsford, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 9 April 1974, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsford, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Edward Dillon
Nellie Rosetta Dillon
Marriage: 1 June 1897
Theresa Eloise Dillon
Charles Curtis Dillon
Alonzo Curtis Dillon

Spouse and Children

1 June 1897
Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Alonzo Curtis Dillon


    Mary Eliza Cooper




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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 2

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 26

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from the Germanic personal name Dillo (of uncertain origin, perhaps a byname from the root dīl ‘destroy’), introduced to Britain from France by the Normans.2 English: habitational name from Dilwyn near Hereford, recorded in 1138 as Dilun, probably from Old English dīglum, dative plural of dīgle ‘recess’, ‘retreat’, i.e. ‘at the shady or secret places’.3 Irish (of Norman origin): altered form of de Leon ( see Lyon ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie Dillon in household of George E Dillon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nellie R Dillon in household of George E Dillon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nellie R Dillon in household of Alonzo Dillon, "United States Census, 1900"

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