Alta Belle "Aldie" Nelson

23 September 1879–29 July 1953 (Age 73)
Rome, Tobin Township, Perry, Indiana, United States

The Life of Alta Belle "Aldie"

When Alta Belle "Aldie" Nelson was born on 23 September 1879, in Rome, Tobin Township, Perry, Indiana, United States, her father, Samuel Nelson, was 29 and her mother, Suzannah Richardson, was 23. She married Fredrick William Daum on 23 July 1902, in Perry, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Sullivan, Moultrie, Illinois, United States for about 25 years and Sullivan Township, Moultrie, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 29 July 1953, in Moultrie, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan, Moultrie, Illinois, United States.

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Fredrick William Daum
Alta Belle "Aldie" Nelson
Marriage: 23 July 1902
Harold Melvin Daum
Harold C. Daum

Spouse and Children

23 July 1902
Perry, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Maggie Nelson



    Joseph Franklin Nelson


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 6

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Alda B Nelson in household of John H Lee, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alda B Nelson in household of Samuel Nelson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Aldie B Daum in household of Fred W Daum, "United States Census, 1940"

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