Onita Faye Nelson

15 December 1935–27 January 2019 (Age 83)
Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Onita Faye

When Onita Faye Nelson was born on 15 December 1935, in Alabama, United States, her father, Dewey Oree Nelson, was 28 and her mother, Mamie Louise Fortenberry, was 27. She married Billy Joe Filmore on 1 October 1952, in Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 27 January 2019, in Crossville, DeKalb, Alabama, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Lathamville, DeKalb, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Billy Joe Filmore
Onita Faye Nelson
Marriage: 1 October 1952
Elisa Kay Filmore

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1952Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 2
    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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
    1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen
    Age 6
    The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
    1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space
    Age 23
    Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the personal name Nell or Nele, either of which might be a pet form of Elias or less commonly of Niel (from Latin Nigellus). See also Neal .Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson and also of the Danish, Norwegian, and North German cognates Nielsen and Nilsen (compare Nelsen ). Compare also Neilson and Nielson .History: The Nelson name was an important one in 18th-century VA, starting with Thomas ‘Scotch Tom’ Nelson, who emigrated to VA at the close of the 17th century from Penrith, Cumbria, where the Nelsons were numerous. Scotch Tom settled c. 1700 at Yorktown, VA, where he became a successful merchant and landholder. His son was sheriff and a member of the VA Council, and his grandson, Thomas Nelson (1738–89), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was governor of VA.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Nita Fay Nelson in household of Oree Nelson, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Nita Faye Nelson in entry for John Larry Walker and Teresa Fay Filmore, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • Netia Faye Filmore, "Find A Grave Index"

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