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Norman Norris Nelson




Norman Norris Nelson was born December 14, 1919, in Dixon Twp., Gregory Co., SD, and died October 16, 2006, in Oklahoma City or Edmond, Oklahoma Co., OK, at age 86. Buried in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA. He is the son of Clarence Cornelius Nelson of Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, and Edith Christina Larson of Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Never married.




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Norman Norris Nelson is buried in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Norman Norris Nelson was born December 14, 1919, in Dixon Twp., Gregory Co., SD.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 13, 1920, shows Clarence C. Nelson (age 41) born in Illinois to Swedish-born parents is a Farmer owning his own farm and living in Dixon Twp., Gregory Co., SD. Living with him is his wife Edith C. Nelson (age 36) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents. Living with them are their nine unmarried children, born to Illinois and Wisconsin-born parents: Myrtle K. Nelson (age 18) born in Illinois who is a Rural School Teacher; Hazel M. Nelson (age 17) born in Illinois; Paul E. Nelson (age 14) born in Illinois; Fern E. R. Nelson (age 12) born in South Dakota; Laurel V. Nelson (age 9) born in South Dakota; Walter R. Nelson (age 4-7/12) born in South Dakota; Violet T. Nelson (age 1-7/12) born in South Dakota; and Norman N. Nelson (age 1/12) born in South Dakota. Clarence C. Nelson was the census enumerator.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 2, 1930, shows Clarence C. Nelson (age 51) born in Illinois to Swedish-born parents and first married at age 21 is a Farmer owning his own farm and living in Dixon Twp., Gregory Co., SD. Living with him is his wife Edith C. Nelson (age 36) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents and first married at age 17. Living with them are six of their children, all unmarried and born in South Dakota to Illinois and Wisconsin-born parents: Fern E. R. Nelson (age 22) who is a Rural School Teacher; Olive S. Nelson (age 20) who is a Rural School Teacher; Laurel V. Nelson (age 18); Walter R. Nelson (age 14); Violet T. Nelson (age 11); and Norman N. Nelson (age 10). Clarence C. Nelson was the census enumerator.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 10, 1940, shows Edyth C. Nelson (age 57) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in Dixon, Gregory Co., SD, and with 8 years of School, is a married Head of Household who owns her home worth $800 and is living on Hampton Road, 3rd Ward, City of Hot Springs, Fall River Co., SD. Living with her are: her unmarried daughter, Violet T. Nelson (age 22) born in South Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in Dixon, Gregory Co., SD, and with 4 years of High School, who does Housework in a Private Home; and her unmarried son, Norman N. Nelson (age 20) born in South Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in Dixon, Gregory Co., SD, and with 4 years of High School, a W. P. M. Laborer.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 6, 1940, shows Garrett G. Hughes (age 45) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in Pennington Co., SD, and with 8 years of School, is an unmarried Church Evangelist, and who rents his house for $10/month, and is living in Philip City, Haakon Co., SD. Living with him are: an unmarried Lodger, Everett B. Marrow (age 27) born in Nebraska, and 5 years ago was living in Pennington Co., SD, and with 3 years of High School, a Church Evangelist; and an unmarried Lodger, Norman N. Nelson (age 20) born in South Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in Gregory Co., SD, and with 4 years of High School, a Church Evangelist.

On February 25, 1949, Norman Norris Nelson departed on SS Uruguay from the Port of New York, New York City, NY, with a destination of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.


February 25, 1949, Norman Norris Nelson departed for Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.


On March 9, 1949, Norman Norris Nelson arrived at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, aboard SS Uruguay, from the Port of New York, New York City, NY.


   

March 9, 1949, Norman Norris Nelson arrived at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. This is his Immigration Card.


Norman Norris Nelson died October 16, 2006, in Oklahoma City or Edmond, Oklahoma Co., OK, at age 86. Buried in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA.


The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK, Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Deceased Name: NELSON, Norman

NELSON, Norman, 86, minister, died Monday. No services (Baggerley, Edmond).


This obituary was read by Don Davidson at the funeral in Vancouver, WA, October 28, 2006

Norman Norris Nelson was born December 14, 1919 on the Elm Grove homestead near Dixon, South Dakota. His 14-year-old brother Paul, almost froze when he was sent to fetch the doctor for his laboring mother. Normanís parents, Edith (Larson) and Clarence Cornelius Nelson were of Swedish descent. Norman was the youngest to 9 children. As a young boy, Normanís responsibilities included chopping wood to keep the cooking and heating stoves going in the long South Dakota winters and feeding the animals on the small farm. He would go with his father to the Missouri River in a wagon with 4 horses to get wood for the winter. They would often make the 7-mile trip 25 times to get enough wood. Sometimes they went in the afternoon and spent all night fishing. The next morning, they would return with their load of wood. Some years, they would gather wild grapes, plum and chokecherries along the river bank and Normanís mother would make jelly. Edith Larson readily accepted the gospel in 1914 when Emma Gill from Ireland and Eva Thompson held meetings in the Washington School close to their home. Normanís sister Violetís earliest memory of their mother is when she would tuck her and Walter and Norman (the three youngest children) into bed and tell them of Jesusí life story and His care for them. They also heard her tell all the Bible stories. Their father professed to serve God at the age of 84. Norman made his choice to serve God when he was 13. He attended school at Dixon, South Dakota. He later graduated from high school in Gregory, South Dakota. After high school, Norman traveled and worked in York, Nebraska and also helped his father build a new home in Hot Springs, South Dakota. In 1939, Norman traveled west to visit family and worked harvesting wheat on a farm near Pendleton, Oregon. Norman started in the gospel ministry by the side of Harry Holland in 1940 at the age of 20 in South Dakota. He labored in South Dakota until the fall of 1947 when he went into the Spanish work. He learned to speak Spanish and labored in Arizona and Mexico. He offered to help spread the gospel in South America and on February 25, 1949 at the age of 29 Norman, along with Walter Wahlin, boarded a ship bound for Brazil. He sowed his life as seed for a number of years in the south Brazil-Uruguay field, speaking Spanish in Uruguay and Portuguese in Brazil. Norman labored in Brazil and Uruguay for 57 years. Norman left Brazil for the last time on February 27th of this year (2006) on his final home visit. He visited his sisters and other relatives in Washington, Oregon, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. He also attended conventions in South Dakota and Nebraska and was to attend two conventions in Oklahoma. Norman passed away peacefully just before 12 oíclock noon in the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on October 16, 2006. The cause of death has not been fully determined, but he had septic shock and apparent heart failure at the end. He was 86 years old. He is survived by 4 sisters, and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and nieces and great-great-nephews and nieces. Norman was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Paul and Walter; as well as two sisters; Myrtle Granberg and Hazel Farring.