Wayne Edward Nelson

14 August 1928–15 December 1999 (Age 71)
Cornish City, Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Wayne Edward

When Wayne Edward Nelson was born on 14 August 1928, in Cornish City, Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Harry James Nelson, was 34 and his mother, Rose Betsy Emerson, was 23. He married Ethel Ruth Joyce on 26 June 1954. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States in 1930 and Cornish Flat, Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States in 1940. In 1999, at the age of 71, his occupation is listed as . He died on 15 December 1999, in Windsor, Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Trinity Cemetery, Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

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Wayne Edward Nelson
Ethel Ruth Joyce
Marriage: 26 June 1954
Edward Earl Nelson
Robert Arthur Nelson
James Harry Nelson

Spouse and Children

26 June 1954
Cornish City, Sullivan, New Hampshire



    Robert Arthur Nelson


    James Harry Nelson


Parents and Siblings


    Rose Betsy Emerson




World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1945 · German U-Boats Surrender at Portsmouth

Age 17

Starting on May 15, 1945, four German U-Boats surrendered at Portsmouth, New Hampshire after being captured by Allied forces.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 19

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Wayne E Nelson in household of Harry Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wayne E Nelson in household of Harry J Nelson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wayne in entry for James Harry Nelson and Jill Barbara Johnson, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008"

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