Jennie Olive Nelson

1 February 1898–2 March 1985 (Age 87)
Wexford, Michigan, United States

The Life of Jennie Olive

When Jennie Olive Nelson was born on 1 February 1898, in Wexford, Michigan, United States, her father, John Albert Nelson, was 39 and her mother, Mary Nelson, was 26. She married Emil Lynn Johnson on 31 July 1922, in Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Cherry Grove Township, Wexford, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. She died on 2 March 1985, in Spring, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emil Lynn Johnson
Jennie Olive Nelson
Marriage: 31 July 1922
Marilyn Ruth Johnson

Spouse and Children

31 July 1922
Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan, United States


    Marilyn Ruth Johnson


Parents and Siblings

    John Albert Nelson


    Mary Nelson




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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 5

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Jennie V Nelson in household of Mary Nelson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jenna O Nelson in household of John Nelson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jennie Nelson in household of John Nelson, "United States Census, 1900"

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