Morton E Nellessen

28 June 1914–18 June 1985 (Age 70)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Morton E

When Morton E Nellessen was born on 28 June 1914, in Illinois, United States, his father, George Edward Nellessen, was 29 and his mother, Viola C Helfert, was 21. He married Margaret Elizabeth Peterson about 1936. He lived in McFarland, Kern, California, United States in 1935 and Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 18 June 1985, in Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Folsom, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Morton E Nellessen
Margaret Elizabeth Peterson
Marriage: about 1936

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Elizabeth Peterson


about 1936

Parents and Siblings

    George Edward Nellessen


    Viola C Helfert




    Dorothea Viola Nellessen



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 11

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1933 · Another World's Fair

Age 19

The city of Chicago was presented with another chance to host a World's Fair. It was offered to the city to commemorate the 100 years of its existence. Many people didn't like the idea of them having another Worlds Fair because the nation, as a whole, was coming out of the Great Depression.

Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Nelis, a short form of Cornelis ( see Cornelius ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Morton E Nellessen in household of George E Nellessen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Morton Nellessen in household of John Peterson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Morton E Nellessen, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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