Violet Eileen Nelson

10 May 1915–4 August 1999 (Age 84)
Larimore Township, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Violet Eileen

When Violet Eileen Nelson was born on 10 May 1915, in Larimore Township, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, her father, Nels O Nelson, was 32 and her mother, Lydia Gertrude Waage, was 30. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 4 August 1999, in Marietta, Cobb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 84.

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George Lawrence
Violet Eileen Nelson
1915–1999

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1883–1964Male

    Lydia Gertrude Waage

    Female1884–1921Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 4

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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 (1)

  • Violet Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"

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