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Anne K Winters

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you have......... Nelson, Frank S.  1874-1939

Franklin Stephen Nelson was my mother-in-law's father.  He was born 9 March 1874 in Norton Hill, Greene, NY.    His son Vernon L. and Beulah Snyder were married in Norton Hill. Aunt Boo told me so and I had to look it up on an old map.

Residence: 1935 in Kenosha, WI.  where he died


Household:  1880   Frank is 6 with his father, Theodore Nelson, who  I have from family records.

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Theadore A. NELSON   Self   M   Male   W   33   NY   Farm Laborer   NY   NY 
 Alameda NELSON   Wife   M   Female   W   28   NJ   Keeping House   NY   NY 
 Elmer E. NELSON   Son   S   Male   W   10   NJ   At Home   NY   NY 
 Willie NELSON   Son   S   Male   W   8   NJ   At Home   NY   NY 
 Frank NELSON   Son   S   Male   W   6   NJ      NY   NY 
 Minnie NELSON   Dau   S   Female   W   4   NJ      NY   NY 
 Albert NELSON   Son   S   Male   W   2   IL      NY   NY  
  Census Place Groveland, La Salle, Illinois
  Family History Library Film   1254223
  NA Film Number   T9-0223
  Page Number   250B

In the 1900 census we can identify Frank in Tampico, Whiteside, IL.  He is a boarder, and his birthdate is given which is March, 1874.  So that's him.

In the 1910 census we find this Frank Nelson family in Tampico, Whiteside, IL

Frank, Leona, and their 3 children plus Viva Smith, Leona's daughter by her first marriage.  Viva is listed as a stepdaughter.    Leona Bell [Love'] Smith Nelson's first   husband was a Bert Smith.  I don't know anything more about him, but they divorced.  Scandalous in those days!  My mother in law remembered Viva but they didn't keep in touch.  Leona Bell Love died quite young and there was a very flowery obituary about her.
1920  Federal Census, New York, Greene, Durham  District 62
Frank Nelson, widower, 45 b. NY  Parents b. NY
Vernon L.  17, b. ILL-his future wife, Beulah Snyder lives a few doors away }d. NY- 2 sons
Bernice L.  14 b. ILL  died in Leesburg, Fl.  Buried in Sag Harbor, Suffolk, NY .  She was the world's best mother-in-law.  1 son, 1 daughter
Howard R.  12  b. ILL  died  Lenoir City, Tennessee  2 sons, 1 duaghter


Frank S. Nelson Married again abt. 1922 to a Mary Theresa Lehne and they lived in  Kenosha, Wisconsin.



See this for Frank Nelson  

 Some Descendants of John C. Nelson and Sally Blenis of Greene Co., New York




This may help someone else.

1.       Title: Bible Record: The John C. Nelson Family Bible
Author: Possessed by Howard R. Nelson of Lenoir CityTN in the 1970's.
Publication: Transcribed by Beulah (Snyder) Nelson in the 1970's. Copy given to ACW.
Note: The birthdate of John C. Nelson given in this Bible record and in the Joshua Nelson Bible record agree.  The Joshua Nelson Bible can be found at the Durham Museum in Durham, New York.

Text: Family Record


John C. Nelson was born April the 28 in the year of our Lord 1802
Sally Ann Blenis was born October the 14 in the year of our Lord 1806
Lewis Arah Nelson was born April the 14 in the year of our Lord 1829
Stephen Albert Nelson was born October the 12 in the year of our Lord 1830
Hannah Jane Nelson was born Dec the 9th------1831
Catherine Nelson was born November the 26 AD 1833
John Henry Nelson was born August the 20 1837
Elisha Edgar Nelson was bornd January the 6th 1841
Mary Calista Nelson was born September the 6 1843
Theodore A Nelson was born the 11____1847 

Ann Elizabeth Nelson was born December the 17th 1849

Emeline Baker was born March 26 1837


Lewis Nelson died _____10th 1854
Aged 25,5,26

Mary Calista Nelson Died April 21st 1859
Aged 15 years, 7 months, and 15 days

Stephen A. Nelson died April 14th 1866

John Henry Nelson Died Feb 3rd, 1883

Fanny Nelson, Daughter of John H Nelson, Died Dec 10th 1906

John C. Nelson died March 10th 1876,
aged 73 yrs, 10m, and 2 days (might be 12 days)

Sally A. Nelson died Sept 4 1898
Aged 91 yrs, 10 mths, and 20 days


Married April 8th 1828
John C. Nelson to Sally A Blenis

Married Oct 15th 1855
Aron Baker to Miss Catharine Nelson
  first of the family to go to Illinois

Married Jan 1st 1865 (or 3?)
Elisha E. Nelson to Eveline Snyder

Submitted by Anne K. Winters





Frank S. Nelson, male, white

Charge to: Howard and Vernon Nelson

Date of Funeral: Dec. 15, 1939

Place of Death: Kenosha, WI

Time of Services: 2 p.m. Tampico

Clergyman: Rev. Louis

COD: Coronary Thrombosis

Date of Death: Dec. 11, 1939




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