Carrie Mae Nelson

2 April 1918–7 December 1995 (Age 77)
Logan, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Carrie Mae

When Carrie Mae Nelson was born on 2 April 1918, in Logan, West Virginia, United States, her father, William "Green" Nelson, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth "Bessie" Craddock, was 20. She married Dill Woody on 15 June 1935, in Logan, Logan, West Virginia, United States. She died on 7 December 1995, in Lake, Logan, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 77.

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Dill Woody
Carrie Mae Nelson
Marriage: 15 June 1935

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15 June 1935
Logan, Logan, West Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 (2)

  • Mae Nelson, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Carrie Mae Woody, "Find A Grave Index"

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