Lela M. Nielsen

24 March 1933–12 September 2014 (Age 81)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of Lela M.

When Lela M. Nielsen was born on 24 March 1933, in Nebraska, United States, her father, Kristen Kjergaard Nielsen, was 41 and her mother, Lucile Elizabeth Barnes, was 24. She had at least 1 daughter. She lived in Pierce, Nebraska, United States in 1935 and Precinct 19 Election Precinct, Cedar, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 12 September 2014, in Detroit Lakes, Becker, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 81.

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Lela M. Nielsen
Janice Marie Nielsen

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Kristen Kjergaard Nielsen


    Lucile Elizabeth Barnes




    Edward L Nielsen


    Howard E. Nielsen



World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1944 · Congress Passes the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project

Age 11

The Flood Control Act of 1944 was passed and would later be called the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. It was named after the authors of the program Lewis A. Pick and William Glenn Sloan. It began as two separate plans but they both had the idea for an irrigation system that would help with the flooding of the Missouri River.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 22

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German (especially Schleswig-Holstein): patronymic from the personal name Niels, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ) or Cornelius .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Lela M Nielsen in household of Chris K Nielsen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lela M Nielsen Kleensang, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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