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Byron Nelson
Birth: Feb. 4, 1912
Ellis County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 26, 2006
Denton County
Texas, USA

Professional Golfer. Real name John Byron Nelson Jr. He was considered by many, along with Ben Hogan and Sam Snead as one of the greatest golfers during the 1930's and 1940's. He was a two-time winner of the PGA Championship (1940 and 1945) and the Masters Golf Tournament (1937 and 1942). He also won the 1939 US Open. In 1945, Nelson had 11 consecutive tournamant victories, a record that still stands. During his career, Nelson had more than 50 tournament wins. He was influential to such golfers as Tom Watson. Nelson was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. (bio by: C.S.) 
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  John Byron Nelson (1889 - 1965)
  Madge Marie Allen Nelson (1893 - 1992)
  Louise Shofner Nelson (1913 - 1985)*
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Roselawn Memorial Park
Denton County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Sep 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15896420
Byron Nelson
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Happy Birthday, Mr. Nelson!
- Heather
 Added: Feb. 4, 2017
Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Feb. 4, 2017
- jay payton
 Added: Feb. 4, 2017
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