Laura Emer <I>McKinney</I> Nelson

Laura Emer McKinney Nelson

Roane County, Tennessee, USA
Death 3 Oct 1955 (aged 72)
Ava, Douglas County, Missouri, USA
Burial Sparta, Christian County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 11490721 · View Source
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Laura Emer McKinney was the daughter of Isaac Newton McKinney and Amanda Melissa Jones (both buried at the Girard Cemetery, Girard, Crawford Co., KS); she had the following siblings: Joseph Wilson, Lewis Jackson, Lillie Jane, Addie Lucinda, William Edgar, Kate Belle, Fred, and Jimmy McKinney.

She was married September 21, 1898, in Christian Co., MO, to Aminda Belchazzar "Minda" or sometimes "Mindy" Nelson, she was 4 month pregnant with their daughter Violet when they married. Violet was born February 21, 1899.

They had eight children: Violet Pansy (Nelson) Hull, Robert Newton Nelson, Kate Florence (Nelson) Davis, Amy Inez (Nelson) Mitchell, Roger Fred Nelson, Ortha Mildred (Nelson) Shortt McHaffie, Dorothy Marie (Nelson) Davis, Opal Nellie (Nelson) Hunt.

They had 49 grandchildren. (If I counted correctly). I can't imagine having that many grandchildren to keep track of!

My grandmother told me so many things about you. She told me about the day you received word from a rider who came by the home with a message for you, telling that you mother Amanda had passed away. You were unable to go to the funeral, as you had twin infants to care for at the time. She also told me about your brother "Uncle Bill" visiting the family all the way from New Mexico. She told me how you would sing songs while doing laundry like the older version of "streets of Laredo".

My mother told me her memories of you too. She described how you were severely affected by rheumatoid arthritis, and how you were subject to using a wheelchair in your old age. Telling me how you would struggle to mend clothes and cook with your limitations.

My grandmother told me many other things. Some very sad, and too heartbreaking to write here. I'm so sorry you suffered as you did. I'm comforted in knowing your trials are over, may you rest in sweet peace.


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  • Maintained by: mokennehan
  • Originally Created by: Alice P.
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 11490721
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Laura Emer McKinney Nelson (8 Feb 1883–3 Oct 1955), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11490721, citing Sparta IOOF Cemetery, Sparta, Christian County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by mokennehan (contributor 47119719) .