James Francis Nelson

20 March 1899–2 October 1953 (Age 54)
Churchs Ferry, Ramsey, North Dakota, United States

The Life of James Francis

When James Francis Nelson was born on 20 March 1899, in Churchs Ferry, Ramsey, North Dakota, United States, his father, Charles N. Nelson, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Wilmott, was 36. He married Ivy Christine Cluzen on 25 March 1924, in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Polson, Lake, Montana, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 37 Cold Springs, Missoula, Montana, United States in 1940. He died on 2 October 1953, in Montana, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States.

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James Francis Nelson
Ivy Christine Cluzen
Marriage: 25 March 1924
Mavis Anne Nelson
Frankie Lou Nelson

Spouse and Children

25 March 1924
Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 6

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 17

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

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)

  • Francis J Nelson in household of Charles N Nelson, "North Dakota Census, 1915"
  • James F Nelson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"

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