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Andrew Valentine Nelson

Male 1860 - 1921  (61 years)


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  • Name Andrew Valentine Nelson 
    Born 14 Feb 1860  Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Sep 1921  Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 28 Sep 1921  Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1348  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2014 

    Family Harriet Elizabeth Hales,   b. 20 Jun 1863, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1945, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1882  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Censuses:
      1870 US: Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, p. 19 of 37, 3 Aug 1870, house 144, house 136:
      Andrew E. Nielson, 34, farmer, $450, $350, Swe.
      Johanna, 28, Den.
      Andrew V., 10, UT.
      Peter, 8, UT.
      Ephraim, 7, UT.
      Josiah, 3, UT.
      Hannah, 1, UT.

      1880 US: Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, p. 6 of 50, 2 Jun 1880, house/family 42, oddly the family name is shown as Eklund and Nelson:
      Andrew Eklund, 45, farmer, Swe Swe Swe.
      Mary, 38, wife, Den Den Den.
      Andrew, 20, son, farming, UT Swe Den.
      Peter, 18, son, farming, UT Swe Den.
      Ephraim, 16, son, farming, UT Swe Den.
      Josiah, 14, son, UT Swe Den.
      Elmira, 10, dau., UT Swe Den.
      Oliver, 6, son, UT Swe Den.
      James, 4, son, UT Swe Den.
      John, 2, son, UT Swe Den.
      Mary Anderson, 14, servant, UT Swe Den.

      1900 US: Spanish Fork First Ward, Utah, Utah, p. 273B:
      Andrew V. Nelson, Feb 1860, 40, M, UT Swe Den, farmer.
      Harriet E., wife, Jun 1863, 36, M., 9 total children - 2 living [error should be 7], UT Eng NY.
      Mary E., dau., Mar 1884, 16, UT UT UT.
      Andrew V., Jr., son, Nov 1886 [error for 1885?], UT UT UT.
      Effie E., dau., Jan 1887, 13, UT UT UT.
      Henry C., son, Mar 1889, 11, UT UT UT.
      Hazel, I., dau., Dec 1892, 7, UT UT UT.
      Franklin G., son, Feb 1896, 4, UT UT UT.
      Joseph E., son, Aug 1898, 1, UT UT UT.

      1910 US: Spanish Fork Ward 1, Utah, Utah, p. 20 of 25, 26 Apr 1910 (very poor copy - hard to read), living next door to William P. Hales:
      Andrew V. Nelson, 50, md. 29 years, UT Swe Den, farmer.
      Harriet E., wife, 46, md. 29 years, 10 total children 8 living, UT Eng NY.
      Henry C., son, 21, UT UT UT.
      Hazel, dau., 17, UT UT UT.
      Frank G., son, 14, UT UT UT.
      Josephine, dau., 11, UT UT UT.
      Ralon, son, 8, UT UT UT.

      1920 US: Spanish Fork Ward 1, Utah, Utah, p. 3 of 24, 14 Jan 1920, house 23, family 27:
      Andrew V. Nelson, 60, UT Swe Den, farmer.
      Harriet, wife, 56, UT Eng NY.
      Frank, son, 23, UT UT UT.
      Rulon H., son, 18, UT UT UT.

      BIOGRAPHY:
      1. A biography on Andrew's mother in the book "Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude" by Daughters of Utah Pioneers (photo accompanies article): "Johanna Marie Christina Rigtrup Nelson, b. 10 Mar 1842 in Randers, Randers, Denmark, d. 17 Dec 1884 at Spanish Fork, Utah, pioneer of Oct 1859, m. Andrew Eklund Nelson 15 May 1859 in Omaha, NE (he died 15 Nov 1900 at Spanish Fork, Utah). She had two brothers and one sister. Her family came to the US in 1855 settling in Burlington and St Louis, and then Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska... A few weeks after their marriage they started for Utah in a covered wagon... They moved on to Spanish Fork in Utah County where their 12 children were born..."

      BIRTH:
      1. Per obituary: 14 Feb 1860.

      2. Date per cemetery records cited below: 14 Feb 1861.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. Date per obituary. Also of wife's obituary.

      DEATH:
      1. Per obituary.

      2. Date per cemetery records cited below.

      BURIAL:
      1. FHL film 873714 "Spanish Fork, Utah Co., Utah Cemetery Records" copied by Nora W. Carter, 1944: "Andrew Valentine Nelson, b. 14 Feb 1861, Spanish Fork, Ut., son of Andrew E. Nielsen and Johannah M. Rigtrup, (married.) d. 26 Sept. 1921, bur. Spanish Fork, Utah."

      2. Per obituary.

      3. "Index to the Utah County Cemeteries, 1850's to 1996," compiled by Diane R. Parkinson and located at the family history center at the BYU Provo library: Andrew Valentine Nelson 14 Feb 1861 - 26 Sep 1921 Spanish Fork.

      OBITUARY:
      1. "Life Long Resident of Spanish Fork Dies. (Special to the News.) Spanish Fork, Sept 27. - Death suddenly summoned Andrew V. Nelson well known resident of this city yesterday. Death was due to neuralgia of the heart from which he had suffered three days. Mrs. [Mr.] Nelson was born in Spanish Fork, Feb. 14, 1860, the son of Andrew E. and Mary Rigtrick Nelson and has lived here all his life where he engaged extensively in farming and stockraising. He married Harriet Halls [Hales] Jan. 12, 1882, who with the following children survives him: Andrew J., Frank and Rulon Nelson, Mrs. Thomas Chadwick, Mrs. James Sorenson Jr., Mrs. Alonzo Thomas, and Mrs. Ray Tuttle, all of this city; 24 grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: Peter E. and Henry J. Nelson, Mrs. E.E. Huster, and Mrs. Sarah Sterling, all of Spanish Fork, James O. Nelson of Murray, Oliver W. and Joseph E. Nelson of Salt Lake City, Frank Nelson of Fillmore and E.A. Nelson of Mapleton, N.D. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the First ward chapel." The Deseret News, Tuesday, 27 Sep 1921, p. 8.

      2. "Andrew V. Nelson Dies Suddenly. Andrew V. Nelson died suddenly at his home Monday morning at 5 o'clock of angina pectoris. He had been suffering from endocarditis for about a week, but was not considered seriously ill. Mr. Nelson was the son of Bishop Andrew E. Nelson and Mary Rigtrup Nelson pioneers of this city. The father was the first bishop of Spanish Fork Fourth ward. Mr. Nelson has made his home in this city all his life. He was born here February 14th, 1860, and has engaged extensively in farming and stock raising. Mr. Nelson married Harriet Hales, who survives him, on January 12, 1882. They were parents of ten children, seven of whom are still living. They are: Andrew V., Jr., of Springville, Frank and Rulon Nelson, Mrs. Thomas Chadwick, Mrs. James Sorenson Jr., Mrs. Alonzo Thomas and Mrs. Ray Tuttle, all of this city. He is also survived by twenty-six grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Henry J. and Peter E. Nelson, Mrs. E.E. Buster, and Mrs. Sara Sterling, all of Spanish Fork; James O. Nelson of Murray, Joseph E. Nelson and Oliver W. Nelson of Salt Lake City, Frank Nelson of Fillmore, and E.A. Nelson of Wahpeton, N.D. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the First ward meeting house over the remains of Andrew V. Nelson, Bishop Wm. C. Beckstress presided. The ward choir sang, 'O My Father' after which the invocation was offered by Bishop William Grotegut. The choir then sang, 'Rest for the Weary Soul.' The speakers were Bishop Marinus Larsen, David T. Lewis and Henry A. Gardner, all of whom bore testimony to the many splendid qualities of the deceased. During the sevices, Miss Ellen Jameson rendered a solo, with accompaniment on the piano and violin by Mrs. Rose Funk and Wm. D. Holt, and Edward Williams sang a solo with piano accompaniment by Miss May Williams. The benediction was pronouced by Bishop Ralph D. Morgan. The services were attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends, many of them coming from other towns. The meeting house was filled to capacity and many were unable to enter. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful. The six brothers of Mr. Nelson were the pall bearers. One brother, E. A. Nelson, of Wahpeton, N.D. was unable to come for the services. The grave in the city cemetery was dedicated by Bishop George Hales." Spanish Fork Press, Thurs., 29 Sep 1921.

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. Per Ancestral File.

      2. Per www.hales.org 21 Dec 2002.