Emma Gertrude Nelson

4 February 1858–9 March 1917 (Age 59)
Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of Emma Gertrude

When Emma Gertrude Nelson was born on 4 February 1858, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, her father, James Humphrey Nelson, was 23 and her mother, Emily Eliza Stalon, was 18. She married Alma Porter on 11 February 1879, in Uinta, Wyoming, United States. She died on 9 March 1917, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States.

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Alma Porter
Emma Gertrude Nelson
Marriage: 11 February 1879

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1879Uinta, Wyoming, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries 1863: Idaho, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Boise, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Boise, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Ada, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Ada, Idaho, United States Notes:
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 17
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the personal name Nell or Nele, either of which might be a pet form of Elias or less commonly of Niel (from Latin Nigellus). See also Neal .Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson and also of the Danish, Norwegian, and North German cognates Nielsen and Nilsen (compare Nelsen ). Compare also Neilson and Nielson .History: The Nelson name was an important one in 18th-century VA, starting with Thomas ‘Scotch Tom’ Nelson, who emigrated to VA at the close of the 17th century from Penrith, Cumbria, where the Nelsons were numerous. Scotch Tom settled c. 1700 at Yorktown, VA, where he became a successful merchant and landholder. His son was sheriff and a member of the VA Council, and his grandson, Thomas Nelson (1738–89), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was governor of VA.

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

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    Emma Gertrude Nelson Death information

    August 2008 Joe and I went to the Morris Hill Cemetery. We did find the headstone and it read as follows: "AMMA G. PORTER - Died March 9, 1917 - 61 years old" We went to the Fry and Summers Funeral …

    Sources (10)

    • Emma G Porter in household of Alma Porter, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Emma Nelson, "Wyoming Marriages, 1869-1923"
    • Amma Porter, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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