Isabelle “Belle” <I>Pillon</I> Nelson

Isabelle “Belle” Pillon Nelson

Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Death 16 Oct 1936 (aged 55)
Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 17, Lot 20
Memorial ID 38630139 · View Source
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                    Easter Services.

      Easter services at the Catholic church will be held at 10 a. m. A sermon appropriate to the occasion will be preached by the pastor, Father Lynch, and Millard's Mass in G. will be rendered by the following choir.
      Sopranos—Mesdames H. Theviot, T. H. Slavin, P. F. Mauer, and Misses Marie Canan, Carrie Morrison, Belle Pillon, Agnes Sherman, Kate Canan, and Masters Frank McCarthy and Willie Koop.
      Altos—Mesdames J. J. Howe, Jr., Jno. Frazer, and Misses Nellie Burns, Rose Lillig, Mamie McCaulay, and Master Gene McCarthy.
      Tenors—H. W. Linnemann, J. P. Early, and Jno. Lillig.
      Bass—Richard Isle [sic], Alex. McCarthy, James Casey and Reinert Dahmen.


"Qui Tollis and Agnus Dei"—Mrs. H. Theviot
"Et Incarnatus"—Mrs. J. J. Howe, Jr.
"Genitum non Facium"—Carrie Morrison
"Domine Fill," "Qui Cum Patre," "Misuiure,"—H. W. Linnemann
"Et Unam Sanctam," "Et Vivi Ficantem,"—Richard Isle [sic]
"Benedictus,"—J. P. Early
"Pieni Sunt Coeli,"—Eugene McCarthy
"Veni Creator"—Kate Canan, Richard Isle [sic], H. W. Linnemann
"Regina Coeli,"—Kate Canan and J. P. Early

      The choir will be assisted by Whitford's orchestra, Jas. McPherson, Jos. Kiebler and Wm. Graham, the celebrated cornet player. (Brainerd Dispatch, 16 April 1897, p. 4, c. 4)

      Mr. Martin H. Nelson and Miss Belle Pillon were married on Monday evening last at the residence of the bride's mother on Ninth street north. The ceremony was performed at 7 pm, by Rev. Father Lynch, in the presence of a few of the more intimate friends of the principals. The attendants were Miss Mary Mahoney and Mr. Thos. Pillon, a brother of the bride. A fine wedding supper was served, and the bride and groom left on the midnight train for St. Paul, where they expected to make a short stay before proceeding to Missoula, Montana, which they will make their home. Mr. Nelson was formerly employed in the machine shops at the Northern Pacific shops in this city, and since March last, has been foreman of the N. P. machine shops in Missoula. The young couple have a wide circle of friends and acquaintances in the city who unite in good wishes for the future. (Brainerd Tribune, Brainerd, Minnesota; Wednesday, 01 November 1899)

      Mrs. Martin Nelson and baby left this afternoon for West Superior where she will make her home in the future, her husband having preceded her some time ago. (Brainerd Dispatch, 27 September 1901, p. 8, c. 1)

                    FAREWELL PARTY

        Party Given at Home of Mrs. S. R.
             Adair in Honor of Mrs. Jay

      A very pleasant card party was given last evening at the home of Mrs. S. R. Adair in honor of Mrs. Jay Bachelder, who soon leaves to join her husband at Nome, Alaska, where they will make their future home. Mrs. Adair was assisted by Mrs. Martin Nelson and Mrs. C. B. Rowley. 500 was played. Dainty refreshments were served after which a handsome gold bracelet was presented to Mrs. Bachelder by the friends who to the number of about 30 were assembled. A very pleasant evening was spent. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 15 May 1908, p. 3, c. 1)

                    St. Francis Guild

      The St. Francis Guild will hold its next regular meeting on Wednesday, February 4th in the Knights of Columbus hall. All members are urged to attend and visitors are welcome.
      The hostesses of the day will be the following: Mesdames Mankowski, LeNeau, Hoffbauer, Martin Nelson, Charles Nelson, Edward Nelson, Edw. Murphy, Falkenreck and Finnegan. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 02 February 1925, p. 7, c. 2)

          Mrs. Martin Nelson Entertains

      Mrs. Martin Nelson entertained at two tables of cards last evening at her home, 302 North Ninth street. Head prize was won by Mrs. Adolph Dahl and second prize by Mrs. Fred McGivern.
      Refreshments were served by the hostell. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 20 February 1931, p. 2, c. 4)

                  BY CHICKEN BONE

      Infection resulting from a chicken bone piercing the flesh of her hand, today cost Mrs. Belle Nelson her life. The accident occurred two weeks ago as Mrs. Nelson, 55, was cleaning a chicken. The infected member grew steadily worse until poisoning spread throughout the entire system. She was treated in St. Joseph's hospital, where she died early this morning.
      Mrs. Nelson was born in Brainerd and had lived here all her life. She is survived by her husband, Martin Nelson, 302 North Ninth street, and one brother, living in Tacoma, Wash.
      Funeral arrangements are tentatively set for Monday morning from the St. Francis Catholic church. The body will be taken to the home Sunday afternoon. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, Friday, 16 October 1936, p. 5)


      This morning at 5 o'clock Mrs. Martin Nelson, 302 North 9th, age 55, passed away following a three week siege of blood poisoning.
      Belle Pillon was born in Brainerd August 12th [sic], 1881, a daughter of Tom Pillon, one of the oldtimers here, whose son passed away in 1914. She attended the Brainerd Schools and was married to Martin Nelson, general locomotive foreman at the N. P. shops here, in October 1899. Her residence from birth in Brainerd has been continuous.
      Surviving besides Mr. Nelson, very well known in Brainerd, who is expected to arrive here Saturday or Sunday, is a son Henry Nelson. The funeral will be held Monday at 8 a. m. from the Catholic church, Rev. Hogan officiating.
      Mrs. Nelson was cleaning a chicken in her kitchen about three [sic] weeks ago and scratched her hand with a broken bone in which blood poisoning rapidly developed and she was removed to the hospital October 1st where she has battled for her life since.
      Mrs. Nelson enjoyed a large acquaintance and a host of close friends. She was a wonderful wife and mother and her kindly deeds to neighbors and friends will live long in the memories of those left to mourn her death. (Brainerd Journal Press, Friday, 16 October 1936, p. 1)

    Nelson Funeral Set St. Francis Church
                  8:20 A. M. Monday

      The body of Mrs. Belle Nelson will be taken to the family home, 302 North Ninth street Sunday afternoon, and will remain there until the time of the funeral at 8:20 o'clock Monday from the St. Francis church.
      Born August 12 [sic], 1881, in Brainerd, the deceased was 55 years old at the time of her death early Friday morning following an illness of two weeks.
      She is survived by her husband Martin H. Nelson, one son, Henry C. Nelson and a brother William H. Pillon of Tacoma, Wash. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, Saturday, 17 October 1936, p. 3)

                   Mrs. Martin Nelson

      Mrs. Martin Nelson of 302 North Ninth street, who was the wife of Mr. Nelson, assistant superintendent of the Shops, died suddenly last Friday morning, October 16, shocking many friends and her family at her sudden passing.
      Mrs. Nelson's death was caused from infection resulting from a chicken bone cut. The accident happened two weeks ago but she paid little heed to the pain that was slowly creeping in her left arm. The doctor was finally summoned and Mrs. Nelson was taken to the hospital.
      She was born and reared in Brainerd and was a well known and beloved woman by the old time Brainerdites. She was a member of the Tom Pillon, [father] [Mary E. Pillon, mother] family, former old time residents in Brainerd, their family home being on North Ninth street between Washington and Kingwood streets.
      She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Martin Nelson, and son Henry, of 302 North Ninth street.
      She was a staunch member of her church. The funeral service took place Monday morning from the St. Francis Catholic church at 8:20. Rev. Father James Hogan officiated and interment was made in beautiful Evergreen cemetery beside her dear ones.
      The pall bearers were Guilfred [sic] Chadbourne, Frank Lowey, Edward J. Conroy, Robert G. Johnson of Duluth, Roy Wicklund and Art White.
      Out-of-town friends attending the funeral of Mrs. Nelson were Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Poppenberg, Mrs. Earl Bester, Mrs. Maud McMaster, all of Duluth; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Pillon, brother of the deceased, of Tacoma, Wash.; Misses Ida McCauley, Delia and Clara Guerriu [?Guerin], Mr. and Mrs. C. [Clarence E. and Olive] McPherson, all of Little Falls; Kirk Smith of St. Paul, and Mrs. [Lillian Smith] [Melville L.] McClaran of Minneapolis. (Brainerd Tribune, Brainerd, Minnesota; Thursday, 22 October 1936)

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  • Added: 22 Jun 2009
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Isabelle “Belle” Pillon Nelson (11 Aug 1881–16 Oct 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38630139, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .