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 Charles E. “Chas” Nelson

Charles E. “Chas” Nelson

Hickory Station, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
Death 25 Feb 1969 (aged 64)
Onyx, Kern County, California, USA
Burial Wofford Heights, Kern County, California, USA
Memorial ID 28251420 · View Source
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The oldest child of James Fielding and Sarah Ellen Reynolds Nelson. His father died when he was just a teenager and he worked in the lumber mills in AR and eventually went to Boulder City, NV to work for Six Companies [the builders of Hoover Dam] as a mechanic and taught himself to become a machinist. He also hauled a lot of rock up and down the mountains as did his brothers who came to work with him. He was given the nickname "Stoney" for an auto crash (I was told) he had one time. He married 3 times and had four children. First marriage was to Della Billingley, Second to Bessie Inez Rawls [they had a daughter, Judith Ann]. Third marriage to Helen Ware. He never returned to Arkansas.

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3 sets of ashes in this grave; Charles Nelson, Helen Nelson Moore & John Moore.

  • Created by: Angie Knott
  • Added: 13 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28251420
  • Angie Knott
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles E. “Chas” Nelson (17 Jun 1904–25 Feb 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28251420, citing Kern River Valley Cemetery, Wofford Heights, Kern County, California, USA ; Maintained by Angie Knott (contributor 46919045) .