Nellie Mary Chiesa

14 February 1892–24 August 1983 (Age 91)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Nellie Mary

When Nellie Mary Chiesa was born on 14 February 1892, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, John Chiesa, was 36 and her mother, Umiliana Piacentini, was 33. She married Karl Park Kohler on 16 October 1920, in Auglaize, Ohio, United States. She died on 24 August 1983, in Wapakoneta, Auglaize, Ohio, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Wapakoneta, Auglaize, Ohio, United States.

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Karl Park Kohler
Nellie Mary Chiesa
Marriage: 16 October 1920

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 October 1920Auglaize, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    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.
    1897 · Beginnings of Kmart
    Age 5
    Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 24
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Italian: from chiesa ‘church’, applied a topographic name for someone living near a church, a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word, or possibly an occupational name for someone employed in a church.

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

    Sources (2)

    • Nelle Chiess in household of John Chiess, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Nellie Chiesa, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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