Jessie May Nelson

5 January 1896–28 April 1979 (Age 83)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Jessie May

When Jessie May Nelson was born on 5 January 1896, in Illinois, United States, her father, Newton J. Nelson, was 34 and her mother, Anna Nelson, was 20. She had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Charles Chilton Denman. She lived in Richland Township, Greene, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 28 April 1979, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Linton, Stockton Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Jessie May? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Charles Chilton Denman
Jessie May Nelson
Alice Denman
Charles Denman
Jessie Denman
Warren Denman
Loretta Catherine Denman

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 2
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America
Age 14
When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
Age 22
To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

(1997: 160009;2007: 310985; 2010: 424958)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 .

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

Possible Related Names


Sources (6)

  • Jessie M Denman in household of Charles Denman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jessie May Wilson in entry for John Wayne Denman, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Jessie Denman, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.