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  • Name Tore NILSSEN 
    Born 1856  Bodø, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • Based on information in the church records for Harold Nelson's baptism and birth, spelling of name is “Thore Nilsen.” Based on information about Harold Nelson in the 1900 Norwegian census, the spelling of his father’s name is Tor Nelsen. The name "Thore Nelson" appeared on Harold Nelson's application for bonus pay, which he completed himself, after serving in World War I. Gudrun Nelson had stated to her grandson, Gerald, that Harold's father's name was Nils Vik.

      Harold's baptism record states that his father, Thore, was a fisherman from Bodo. According to church records, Harold was an illegitimate child; his father was not present at his christening.

      The spelling of the name used here is the form used in the bygdebok published by the Andøy kommune.

      There are a number of different individuals that can be found in various Norwegian records who could be Harold Nelson’s birth father. At this point, given the information that is available, it is impossible to identify correctly which specific Tor or Thore Nilsen is actually his father. Several different individuals are being investigated to see if it is possibe to identify this individual. One individual from Vardø, Finnmark, Norway is being researched. His ID number is 17409. Another individual from Hillesøy, Troms, Norway is also being researched. His ID number is 20087. A third individual, ID number 21861, is also a possibility. Obviously, all of this research assumes that the information recorded for Harold's father as listed in the parish records is correct.

      Interestingly, there is one online burial record for a “Tore Nilsen” in Bodo. However, the burial record contains no birth date information. And, a burial year of 1958 would be incorrect, given Harold Nelson’s indication of his father being deceased at a much earlier date than that.
      Tore Andreas Nilsen
      Bu. date 0109
      Bu. year: 1958
      Sq. B
      R. 115
      G. num.2
      Cemetery: Bodo
    Person ID I141  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2019 

    Family Kristine Margrethe HANSSEN,   b. 7 Jul 1855, Bjørnskinn, Andøy, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1936, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Harold Dreyer NELSON,   b. 10 Sep 1883, Bjørnskinn, Andøy, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1963, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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