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John Henry Nelson

  • Birth 13 Sep 1893 Zena, Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 17 Oct 1974 Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Waco, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot Section C, Lot 4, Grave 6
  • Memorial ID 24176002

John Henry Nelson was born to William Berry Nelson and Mary Elizabeth McKown Nelson September 13, 1893 in Zena, Oklahoma. He was the youngest of four children.

The family lived in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory and Delaware County, Oklahoma before moving to Thurston County, Washington. John worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad and with his brothers supported his mother and grandmother Elizabeth Fisher Nelson McKown.

John "met" Mary Catherine Bishop when a family member of Mary's told her that they knew a nice man that she should meet. Mary lived in Kansas. John and Mary exchanged letters and eventually met and were married in Montesano, Washington June 4, 1926. They returned to Kansas and lived in Peck and Haysville. They raised four children together in Peck, two sons and two daughters.

John died October 17, 1974. He and Mary were married for forty eight years.


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  • Maintained by: missbitty
  • Originally Created by: The Old Genealogist
  • Added: 26 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24176002
  • Jim & Lori Rowe
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry Nelson (13 Sep 1893–17 Oct 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24176002, citing Waco Cemetery, Waco, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by missbitty (contributor 46846087) .