George Henry Nell

1875–1956 (Age 81)
Illinois, United States

The Life of George Henry

When George Henry Nell was born on 13 April 1875, in Illinois, United States, his father, George H. Nell, was 35 and his mother, Henrietta Orth, was 33. He married Clara Addeville Long on 29 October 1899, in Woodstock Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Schuyler, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Frederick, Schuyler, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 23 December 1956, at the age of 81, and was buried in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Henry Nell
Clara Addeville Long
Marriage: 29 October 1899
Mildred Irene Nell
Helen Henrietta Nell

Spouse & Children

29 October 1899
Woodstock Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States


  • Female1900–1980Female

  • Helen Henrietta Nell


Parents & Siblings

  • George H. Nell


  • Henrietta Orth




  • Frederick Nell


  • Male1861–1929Male

  • Lena Caroline Nell


  • Alexander Nell


  • Dora Catherine Nell


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 23

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and German: from the personal name Nel, a reduced form of Cornelius .2 South German: nickname from Middle High German nelle ‘crown of the head’, perhaps denoting an obstinate person.3 English: from the Middle English personal name Nel(le), a variant of Neill .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • George Nell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George H Nell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George H Nell, "United States Census, 1940"

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