Nellie Sophia Swanson

Female10 April 1878–19 June 1966

Brief Life History of Nellie Sophia

When Nellie Sophia Swanson was born on 10 April 1878, in Kansas, United States, her father, Sidney E "Swan" Swanson, was 29 and her mother, Christen Farnstrom, was 26. She married Albert T. Nelson on 5 June 1907, in McPherson, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Harper Township, McPherson, Kansas, United States in 1900 and McPherson, McPherson, Kansas, United States in 1920. She died on 19 June 1966, at the age of 88, and was buried in McPherson, Kansas, United States.

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Albert T. Nelson
Nellie Sophia Swanson
Marriage: 5 June 1907
Ivan V Nelson
Vanita C Nelson

Sources (3)

  • Nellie S Nelson in household of Albert T Nelson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nellie Swanson, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"
  • Nellie Swansen in household of Sidney Swansen, "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 June 1907McPherson, Kansas, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    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.

    1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

    Age 3

    Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 23

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nils, Nels, Sven, Lars, Thor, Helmer, Iver, Alf, Astrid, Eskil, Hilmer.

    Americanized form of Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and North German Svensson , and Norwegian and Danish Svensen or Svendsen , cognates of 1.

    Scottish (Caithness) and English: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Swan, an Anglicized form of Old Norse Sveinn (from sveinn ‘lad’), + -son. In northern England, Middle English Swanson was in fact an occasional variant of Swainson . In some cases the name may also arise from Middle English swan(e), swon(e) ‘swineherd, peasant, male servant’ (Old English swān) + -son, but this is unlikely to be the usual origin. See Swan .

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

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