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John Gilbert NELSON

Male 1889 - 1953  (64 years)


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  • Name John Gilbert NELSON 
    Born 24 Apr 1889  Oldham, Kingsbury, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Oct 1953  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 7 Oct 1953  Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • South Dakota Department of History: Record of Marriage
      P.O. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Minnehaha County, 16 Oct 1919
      Husband: John G. Nelson, Oldham, South Dakota, Kingsbury Cty, Age 30, Native
      Wife: Inga M. Vik, P.O. Del Rapids, S.D., County Minnehaha
      Age 25
      Nationality: Norway

      1930 U.S. Federal Census: Washington, King, Seattle:
      Nelson, John G., head, 40, married, first married at age 30, born in South Dakota, father born in Denmark, mother born in Norway, lfisherman, halibut boat;
      Inga M., wife, 35, married, first married at age 25, born in Norway, father and mother born in Norway;
      Betty L., daughter, 6, single, born in South Dakota, father born in South Dakota, mother born in Norway;
      Shirley J., daughter, 8/12, single, born in Washington, father born in South Dakota, mother born in Norway.

      1940 U.S. Federal Census: Washington, King, Seattle:
      Nelson, John G., head, 50, married, 8 yrs. of school, born in South Dakota, lived in same place five years earlier, fisherman, fishing industry;
      Inga M., wife, 45, married, 8 yrs of education, born in Norway, same house five years ago;
      Betty L., daughter, 16, single, attended 12 yrs of school, born in South Dakota;
      Shirley J., daughter, 10, single, 3 yrs of school, born in Washington, same house 5 years earlier.

      U.S. Veterans' Gravesites, ca. 1775-2006
      John Gilbert Nelson
      Service Info: PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR I
      Birth Date: 24 Apr 1889
      Death Date: 4 Oct 1953
      Service Start Date: 25 May 1918
      Interment Date: 7 Oct 1953
      Cemetery: Willamette Ntional Cemetery
      Cemetery Address: 11800 SE MT. Scott Boulevard
      Portland, OR 97266
      Buried at: Section G, Site 108

      Obituary posted 8 jul 2020 by another_hall:
      "John Gilbert Nelson
      Joined the U.S. Army during WW1. He served as a Private in "C" Company, 348th Machine Gun Battalion, 91st Infantry Division and was wounded in Action, receiving the purple heart medal. In September 1918, the division's first operation was in the St. Mihiel Offensive in France. Serving under the U.S. Army's V Corps, the division fought in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and successfully helped to destroy the German First Foot Guard and continued to smash through three successive enemy lines.
      Twelve days before the end of World War 1, the division, as part of the VII corps of the French Sixth Army, helped drive the Germans east across the Escaut Riber. The division was awarded separate campaign streamers for its active role in the lorraine, Meuse-Argonne and Ypres-Lys campaigns. After the war, he married Ingbortine "Inga" Marie Vik, and together they had 2 children; Betty LaVonne and Shirley Joan.
    Person ID I713  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2021 

    Family Ingbortine “Inga” Margrete Marie VIK,   b. 24 Apr 1894, Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1980, King Co., Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1919  Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Betty LaVonne NELSON,   b. 15 Feb 1924, Oldham, Kingsbury, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 2003, Edmonds, Snohomish, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Shirley Joan NELSON,   b. 22 Jul 1929, Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 2006, Yakima, Yakima, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F260  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Apr 1889 - Oldham, Kingsbury, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Oct 1919 - Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Oct 1953 - Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Oct 1953 - Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
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