Freda Nelson

January 1891–1969 (Age 78)
McKeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Freda

When Freda Nelson was born in January 1891, in McKeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Hans Nelson, was 41 and her mother, Louisa, was 40. She had at least 5 sons and 1 daughter with Gustav J Schmidt. She died in 1969, at the age of 78, and was buried in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Gustav J Schmidt
Freda Nelson
George G Schmidt
Robert A Schmidt
Richard John Schmidt
James Charles Schmidt
Charles Lindberg Schmidt
Anna Marie Schmidt

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    Hans Nelson






World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 14

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. 
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Freda Nelson in household of Hans Nelson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Freda Nelson in household of Hans Nelson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Freeda Schmidt in household of Gustav J Schmidt, "United States Census, 1930"

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