Marcella Hortensia Nelson

20 April 1910–31 August 1996 (Age 86)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Marcella Hortensia

When Marcella Hortensia Nelson was born on 20 April 1910, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, John Anton Nelson, was 34 and her mother, Alida Elizabeth Lindgren, was 32. She married Axel Emanuel Ogren on 24 July 1931, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 31 August 1996, in Palos Park, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 86.

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Axel Emanuel Ogren
Marcella Hortensia Nelson
Marriage: 24 July 1931
Marilyn R. Ogren

Spouse and Children

24 July 1931
Cook, Illinois, United States


    Marilyn R. Ogren


Parents and Siblings


    Alida Elizabeth Lindgren




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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

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.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 9

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.
1933 · A Century of Progress World's Fair

Age 23

The city of Chicago was presented another chance to host a World's Fair. It was to commemorate the 100 years of the City's existence. 

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)

  • Marcella Ogren in household of Axel Ogren, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marcella H Nelson in household of Anton Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marcella H Nelson in household of John Anton Nelson, "United States Census, 1920"

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