Walter Rosander Nelson


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Walter Rosander Nelson was born May 22, 1915, in Dixon Twp., Gregory Co., SD, and died December 26, 1980, in Eugene, Lane Co., OR, at age 65. 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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Walter Rosander Nelson is buried in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA. Thanks to Billion Graves for making this image available.


Walter Rosander Nelson was born May 22, 1915, 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.

Walter Rosander Nelson died December 26, 1980, in Eugene, Lane Co., OR, at age 65. Buried in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA.