Verna Maude Kelsey

28 May 1917–5 December 2008 (Age 91)
Hinckley, Pine, Minnesota, United States

The Life Summary of Verna Maude

When Verna Maude Kelsey was born on 28 May 1917, in Hinckley, Pine, Minnesota, United States, her father, Carlton Gale Kelsey, was 36 and her mother, Mabel Leona Miller, was 31. She married Edwin George Nordstrom on 6 May 1939, in Hinckley, Pine, Minnesota, United States. She lived in Pine, Minnesota, United States in 1935 and Pine City Township, Pine, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 5 December 2008, in Richmond, Stearns, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Pine, Minnesota, United States.

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Edwin George Nordstrom
Verna Maude Kelsey
Marriage: 6 May 1939

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
Age 1
To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman
Age 14
The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
Age 24
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from Cēol, an Old English personal name, or alternatively from an unattested Old Scandinavian word, kæl ‘wedge-shaped piece of land’, + ēg ‘island’, ‘area of dry land in a marsh’.2 Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.

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

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  • Verna Nordstrom in household of Edwin Nordstrom, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Verna M Kelsey in household of Carston G Kelsey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Berna Kelsey in household of Carleton G Kelsey, "United States Census, 1920"

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