William Nield1

M
Last Edited12 Dec 2002

Family

Catherine Cairns
Child

Citations

  1. [S1775] Grace Raymond, The Family of Henry Maham of Blenheim Hill, Schoharie County, New York (n.p.: Mayham Family Reunion Committee, 1950), 36. Hereinafter cited as The Family of Henry Maham of Blenheim Hill.

Agatha Pautine Marie Nielsen

F
Last Edited16 Apr 2001

Family

Joseph William Baxter
Child

Annabelle Nielsen1

F, d. 1967
FatherGeorge Nielsen b. 1861, d. 1928
MotherLulu Amanda French b. 12 Aug 1877, d. May 1976
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Anna Belle Nielson was the first born to George and Lulu Belle (neeNielsen) Nielsen. The oldest of the Nielsen family, Anna Belle, attendedSpearfish Normal School and taught many one room schools in South Dakotaand Wyoming, sometimes with 30 pupils in eight grades. Her first Wyomingschool was the same one in which her mother had started teaching. Shemarried L. D. Stephens and there were two sons born to the couple. Neiland Loren Dale are both presently (1981) living in Gillette, Wyoming. Anna Belle passed away in 1967. This account is stated in the book -- 'Pioneers Of Crook County,1876-1920', by Crook County Historical Society, Crook County, Wyoming,copyright 1981. 
Birth*Annabelle Nielsen was born in Alva, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..1 
She was the daughter of George Nielsen and Lulu Amanda French
Death*Annabelle Nielsen died in 1967.1 

Citations

  1. [S993] Crook County Historical Society, Pioneers of Crook County 1876-1920 (303 East Sioux, Pierre, South Dakota: State Publishing Company, 1981). Hereinafter cited as Pioneers of Crook County 1876-1920.

Arlo Nielsen1

M, d. 1952
FatherGeorge Nielsen b. 1861, d. 1928
MotherLulu Amanda French b. 12 Aug 1877, d. May 1976
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Arlo Nielsen was the son of George Nielsen and Lulu Amanda French
Death*Arlo Nielsen died in 1952 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, U.S.A.

Citations

  1. [S993] Crook County Historical Society, Pioneers of Crook County 1876-1920 (303 East Sioux, Pierre, South Dakota: State Publishing Company, 1981). Hereinafter cited as Pioneers of Crook County 1876-1920.

Carrie Eliza Nielsen

F
Last Edited16 Apr 2001

Family

Lawrence Clark

Christine Nielsen

F, b. 1806, d. 1888
Last Edited16 Apr 2001
Birth*Christine Nielsen was born in 1806. 
Death*She died in 1888. 

Family

Jacob Peter Rahbek b. 1812, d. 1864
Children

George Nielsen1

M, b. 1861, d. 1928
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*George Nielson, was born in Denmark in 1861 and came to the United Statesat the age of 21. His first winter here was spent at Blair, Nebraskawhere he knew a family. He lived in a lean-to and frequently awoke tofind snow on his bed. The following year he moved on to Tilford, SouthDakota where there was a Danish settlement. En route, he bought a ticket on the stage linefor a part of the journey but as it turned out he walked most of the waybecause the roads were so muddy that the horses could not pull the heavyload. His first homestead was on Sour Dough Creek northwest of Hulettwhere he spent one winter cutting poles to fence it. He didn't see anyone during that longwinter and about the first of April two cowboys from the J H Ranch rodein to see what had happened to ‘Copenhagen’. He told the story that hewould have frozen that winter if his pet tom cat had not slept on thefoot of his bed and kept his feet warm. He had worked the range as a cowboy prior to taking upthe homestead and returned to the range for summer work and spend thewinters in Tilford. One of his sisters was living there by this time.He had taken up a ranch on the Belle Fourche River about ten miles northof Alva and when he married Lulu Amanda in Alva, he took his wife there to ranch. There were six Neilsen children, Grandma Ruland attended at all of thesebirths, as well as many others in the area. Mrs. Neilsen also was onhand for many new born infants. The closest doctor was in Sundance orSpearfish, 50 miles away. Later Hulett did acquire the services of adoctor but even then most of the births were not attended by him. George Nielsen died in 1928, leaving Lulu with four teenage children andthe responsibility of a ranch. She managed to hang onto the ranch duringthe depression when many around were unable to do so. All three sons andMerlin O’Haver were on hand to help with the work. This account is stated in the book on pages 362, 363 and 364 --'Pioneers of Crook County 1876-1920', by Crook County Historical Society, Crook County, Wyoming, copyright 1981. 
Birth*George Nielsen was born in 1861 in Denmark.1 
Marriage*He married Lulu Amanda French, daughter of Daniel 'Dan' Able Ruland and Lulu 'Belle' Belle Dewing, in November 1901 in Alva, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..1 
Death*George Nielsen died in 1928 in Alva, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..1 

Family

Lulu Amanda French b. 12 August 1877, d. May 1976
Children

Citations

  1. [S993] Crook County Historical Society, Pioneers of Crook County 1876-1920 (303 East Sioux, Pierre, South Dakota: State Publishing Company, 1981). Hereinafter cited as Pioneers of Crook County 1876-1920.

Lars Nielsen

M
Last Edited16 Apr 2001
Marriage*Lars Nielsen married Sarah Elizabeth Maxfield, daughter of Henry Adheimer Maxfield and Sarah Ellen Morrell, on 4 March 1903. 

Family

Sarah Elizabeth Maxfield b. 26 December 1876, d. 23 November 1915

Lilian Nielsen1

F
FatherGeorge Nielsen b. 1861, d. 1928
MotherLulu Amanda French b. 12 Aug 1877, d. May 1976
Last Edited15 May 2011
Lilian Nielsen was the daughter of George Nielsen and Lulu Amanda French
Marriage*Lilian Nielsen married George Merlin O'Haver

Family

George Merlin O'Haver b. November 1909

Citations

  1. [S993] Crook County Historical Society, Pioneers of Crook County 1876-1920 (303 East Sioux, Pierre, South Dakota: State Publishing Company, 1981). Hereinafter cited as Pioneers of Crook County 1876-1920.

Mary Nielsen

F
Last Edited16 Apr 2001

Family

Joseph William Baxter
Child

Forrest Willard Nielson

M, b. 19 March 1910
FatherOlaf Nielson
MotherJohanne Hansen
Last Edited16 Apr 2001
Birth*Forrest Willard Nielson was born on 19 March 1910 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S.A.
He was the son of Olaf Nielson and Johanne Hansen
Marriage*Forrest Willard Nielson married Mabel Florence Purchas, daughter of Samuel Francis Purchas and Viola May Shaw, on 13 October 1945 in North Conway, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

Family

Mabel Florence Purchas b. 3 April 1907

Olaf Nielson

M
Last Edited16 Apr 2001

Family

Johanne Hansen
Child

Wells August Nielson

M
Last Edited16 Apr 2001

Family

Emily Deon Paxman

Jacob E. Nikkel

M
Last Edited16 Apr 2001

Family

Maria Schellenberg

Dorcas Niles1

F, b. 20 January 1803, d. 4 February 1803
FatherParis Niles1 b. c 1777
MotherDorcas1
Relationship4th cousin 3 times removed of David Arthur Walker
ChartsDescendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Last Edited28 Mar 2003
Birth*Dorcas Niles was born on 20 January 1803 in Hancock, Massachusetts.1 
She was the daughter of Paris Niles and Dorcas.1 
Death*Dorcas Niles died on 4 February 1803.1 

Citations

  1. [S2043] Cory Family Society. This site contains genealogies of several early Corey/Cory families., online http://www.coryfamsoc.com. Hereinafter cited as Cory Family Society.

Eunice Niles1

F, b. 14 October 1804
FatherParis Niles1 b. c 1777
MotherDorcas1
Relationship4th cousin 3 times removed of David Arthur Walker
ChartsDescendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Last Edited28 Mar 2003
Birth*Eunice Niles was born on 14 October 1804.1 
She was the daughter of Paris Niles and Dorcas.1 

Citations

  1. [S2043] Cory Family Society. This site contains genealogies of several early Corey/Cory families., online http://www.coryfamsoc.com. Hereinafter cited as Cory Family Society.

John Niles1

M, d. before 1893
Last Edited12 Dec 2002
Death*John Niles died before 1893. 

Family

Mercy Cooper d. before 1893
Child

Citations

  1. [S1572] Bennington County Clerk, Vital Records of Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vermont (). Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Shaftsbury, Vermont.

Mary A. Niles

F, b. 10 February 1827, d. 21 April 1893
FatherJohn Niles d. b 1893
MotherMercy Cooper d. b 1893
ChartsDescendants of William Dyer
Last Edited12 Dec 2002
Note*Apr. 21, 1893, Mary (NILES) DYER, 66yrs., 2mos., 11days, Shaftsbury,cancer, female-married, blank, Shaftsbury, John (dec.) & Mercy (dec.)(COOPER) NILES. (Shaftsbury VR). 
Birth*Mary A. Niles was born on 10 February 1827 in Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vermont
She was the daughter of John Niles and Mercy Cooper
Marriage*Mary A. Niles married Edward Nathaniel Dyer, son of Daniel Clark Dyer and Anna Hall, on 3 February 1855.1 
Death*Mary A. Niles died on 21 April 1893 in Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vermont, at age 66.2,3 

Family

Edward Nathaniel Dyer b. 13 September 1829, d. 6 June 1906
Children

Citations

  1. [S1571] David Brainard Hall, Halls of New England (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1883), 19. Hereinafter cited as Halls of New England.
  2. [S1402] Levi Henry Elwell, compiler, Gravestone Records of Shaftsbury, Vermont (Amherst, Massachusetts: n.pub., 1911), 20. Hereinafter cited as Gravestone Records of Shaftsbury, VT.
  3. [S1572] Bennington County Clerk, Vital Records of Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vermont (), Death Records 1893. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Shaftsbury, Vermont.

Mary Fannie Niles1

F, b. 6 April 1864, d. 8 August 1953
ChartsDescendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Last Edited28 Mar 2003
Birth*Mary Fannie Niles was born on 6 April 1864 in Hopkinton, Washington County, Rhode Island.1 
Marriage*She married John Leonard Corey, son of John Avery Corey and Eliza Ann Bennett, on 29 November 1883 in Hopkington, Washington County, Rhode Island.1 
Death*Mary Fannie Niles died on 8 August 1953 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, at age 89.1 

Family

John Leonard Corey b. 16 March 1862, d. 28 September 1922
Children

Citations

  1. [S2043] Cory Family Society. This site contains genealogies of several early Corey/Cory families., online http://www.coryfamsoc.com. Hereinafter cited as Cory Family Society.

Nathaniel Niles

M, d. circa 1758
Last Edited12 Dec 2002
Note*Son of Joseph3-2, John1, of Braintree, Mass. Niles, Nathaniel, of WG, Yeoman. Will dated 9 Feb 1743, proved 1 Jul1758, Pgs. 140-142. Mentions: Wife Tabitha Niles. Son Nathaniel, Joseph, John & Samuel Niles.Daughter Tabithy Dyre. [RI Gen. Register, Vol.2, Oct 1979] 
Death*Nathaniel Niles died circa 1758 in West Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island.1 

Family

Tabitha Gardiner d. circa 1771
Child

Citations

  1. [S1430] Nellie M. C. Beaman, Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Abstracts of West Greenwich Wills, 1743-1760 (Hope, Rhode Island: Rhode Island Genealogical Society, October 1979, Vol. 2 #2), 125. Hereinafter cited as Rhode Island Genealogical Register, 1743-1760.

Paris Niles1

M, b. circa 1777
FatherRussell Niles1
MotherOlive Corey1 b. Feb 1775
Relationship3rd cousin 4 times removed of David Arthur Walker
ChartsDescendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Last Edited14 May 2011
Birth*Paris Niles was born circa 1777.1 
He was the son of Russell Niles and Olive Corey.1 
Marriage*Paris Niles married Dorcas.1 

Family

Dorcas
Children

Citations

  1. [S2043] Cory Family Society. This site contains genealogies of several early Corey/Cory families., online http://www.coryfamsoc.com. Hereinafter cited as Cory Family Society.

Russell Niles1

M
ChartsDescendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Last Edited28 Mar 2003
Marriage*Russell Niles married Olive Corey, daughter of Benedict Corey and Eunice Jackson, on 15 May 1800 in Pownal, Bennington County, Vermont.1 

Family

Olive Corey b. February 1775
Child

Citations

  1. [S2043] Cory Family Society. This site contains genealogies of several early Corey/Cory families., online http://www.coryfamsoc.com. Hereinafter cited as Cory Family Society.

Ruth Niles1

F, b. circa 1755
ChartsDescendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Last Edited28 Mar 2003
Birth*Ruth Niles was born circa 1755.1 
Marriage*She married Gideon Corey, son of Anthony Cory and Elizabeth Oath.1 

Family

Gideon Corey b. circa 1755
Children

Citations

  1. [S2043] Cory Family Society. This site contains genealogies of several early Corey/Cory families., online http://www.coryfamsoc.com. Hereinafter cited as Cory Family Society.

Tabitha Niles

F, b. circa 1706, d. 1795
FatherNathaniel Niles d. c 1758
MotherTabitha Gardiner d. c 1771
ChartsDescendants of William Dyer
Last Edited22 Nov 2010
Birth*Tabitha Niles was born circa 1706 in Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island
She was the daughter of Nathaniel Niles and Tabitha Gardiner
Marriage*Tabitha Niles married Samuel Dyer, son of Edward Dyer and Mary Sayles Greene, on 24 February 1725/26 in East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island; they were married by Rev. Thomas Spencer.1,2 
Death*Tabitha Niles died in 1795 in West Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island

Family

Samuel Dyer b. 1703, d. circa 1760
Children

Citations

  1. [S1348] William Allan Dyer, By the Name of Dyer, A Genealogical Record, 1940). Hereinafter cited as By the Name of Dyer.
  2. [S1437] James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island 1636-1850, Births, Marriages & Deaths, Vol. 1, Kent County (Providence, Rhode Island: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1891), 26. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Rhode Island 1636-1850.

Agnes Elizabeth Nilson1

F, b. 8 July 1908
FatherAlfred 'Nelson' Nilson b. 15 Jul 1873, d. 13 Feb 1962
MotherHilda Pearson b. 28 Jan 1880, d. 21 Apr 1967
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Address* Agnes Elizabeth Nilson lived at an unknown place ; 3858 Hemlock Ave. Clearlake California 95422 U.S.A. Unknown GEDCOM info: 1-707-994-2007. 
Birth*She was born on 8 July 1908 in Oak Creek, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..1 
She was the daughter of Alfred 'Nelson' Nilson and Hilda Pearson
Marriage*Agnes Elizabeth Nilson married Thomas M. Quick, son of Melvin Dewitt Quick and Hanna Whitman, on 17 February 1927 in Belle Fourche, Butte County, South Dakota, U.S.A..1 

Family

Thomas M. Quick d. 8 January 1990
Child

Citations

  1. [S1017] Alice Agnes (Quick) & Kenneth O'Rourke, "Alice Agnes (Quick) & Kenneth O'Rourke, compiled family records" (Clearlake, California). . Hereinafter cited as "Alice Agnes (Quick) & Kenneth O'Rourke, compiled family records."

Alfred 'Nelson' Nilson1

M, b. 15 July 1873, d. 13 February 1962
FatherNels Olson b. 23 Dec 1819, d. c 1893
MotherBengta Stenberg b. 21 Jan 1829, d. 1878
Last Edited20 Mar 2011
Note*Alfred Nilson arrived in Belle Fourche, South Dakota the 15th of July,1892 on his nineteenth birthday, from Billinge, Sweden. Leaving Grimby,England where he bought a small Valise which held all of his worldlypossessions, he and a neighbor lad, Gene Hejde, started for America. Theship also carried cattle for other emigrants who were coming to a new and free country. They landed in Quebec, Canada, and bought a train ticket to BelleFourche, South Dakota. Somewhere through Iowa the conductor tore off thewrong part of their ticket, causing them trouble, as the next conductorwanted to send them back east. Not being able to speak English this wasrather frustrating to all. At Belle Fourche they were fortunate to contact a Mr. Bailey, who livedon Sour Dough, north of Aladdin. He gave them a ride that far, thenpointed out the direction they should go to get to Eothen. Mr. Hejdestopped at his brother Janes Hejde’s place two miles west of Aladdin.Here Alfred, with his little valise, alone in a strange country walked on to his brother Nils Nilson’shomestead, two miles west of the John Pearson sawmill at Eothen. Hearrived late in the evening, where he made the acquaintance of his threenieces and a nephew. A month long journey had ended. He worked at different jobs both in the Eothen, Wyoming and Spearfish,South Dakota areas. He hauled the first load of lumber from the Pearsonsawmill to Aladdin, to be used in the construction of the present Aladdin(Weaver) store. In 1893 he worked for W.W. 'Tobe' Driskill of Spearfish, at his CampStool ranch on Lytle Creek, east of the Devil’s Tower. Here he visitedwith William Rogers and Willard Ripley, ranchers of the area, who weremaking the pegs and other preparations to climb the tower. On the 3rd ofJuly Alfred drove a team and buggy from Spearfish, accompanied by two Driskill youths. Thealong with many others witnessed the climb of Rogers on July, 4th 1893. Rogers unfurled the American flag and placed it on the tower. The windbroke the staff and the flag floated down into the crowd. It was cut intosmall pieces and sold for 25 cents each. Later, Alfred worked for Sam Moses for the Flying V Cattle Company on theMoreau River in South Dakota. In 1900 he carried the mail for the contractor, Troed Pearson, fromAladdin, Wyoming to Hulett, Wyoming, with team and cart or horsebackleading a pack horse. He filed on a homestead adjoining his brother’s homestead and built asmall log cabin there. The Forest Service secured this land in lateryears. Part of the cabin is still standing. In April 1900, Hilda Pearson, along with her two brothers, Troed andPeter, arrived at their Uncle John Pearson’s. They were returning toWyoming, after spending the Christmas holidays in Sweden with theirparents and other relatives. They first arrived in Wyoming several yearsearlier. As Mr. Pearson’s wife had recently passed away his niece, Hilda, washired to care for his two year old son and cook for the mill hands. latershe worked for the Smith Folsom family west of Beulah, Wyoming. In March 1902, she married Alfred Nilson. They moved to Grants Pass,Oregon and bought a home and Alfred worked on the railroad. They returnedto the Bear Lodge in 1904 where they ranched until retiring and livedthere the remainder of their lives. They are buried in the Alva Cemetery. One son, Carl, now owns the ranch and also has his father’s brand whichis - HV Alfred and Hilda had three other children, Oscar, Mrs. Tom (Agnes) Quick,and Mrs. Dillon (Frances) Ruland. Oscar married Ada Evenson the 4th of July, 1927. Agnes married Tom Quickthe 17th of February, 1927 and Frances married Dillon B. Ruland the 25thof June, 1919. This account is found on pages 364 and 365 and was compiled by Frances(Nilson) Ruland an printed in the book -- ‘Pioneers Of Crook County1876-1920’, by Crook County Historical Society, Crook County, Wyoming,copyright 1981. 
Birth*Alfred 'Nelson' Nilson was born on 15 July 1873 in Billinge, Sweden.1 
He was the son of Nels Olson and Bengta Stenberg
Marriage*Alfred 'Nelson' Nilson married Hilda Pearson, daughter of Ola Pearson and Olivia Trasdon, on 6 March 1920 in Alva, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..2 
Death*Alfred 'Nelson' Nilson died on 13 February 1962 in Alva, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A., at age 88.2 
Burial*He was buried in Lot 146, Alva, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..3 

Family

Hilda Pearson b. 28 January 1880, d. 21 April 1967
Children

Citations

  1. [S1113] Edward Hirum & Eveleyn Mae Nilson, "Nilson Family Ancestry & History", 1993 (unknown compiler address). . Hereinafter cited as "Nilson Family Ancestry & History."
  2. [S1017] Alice Agnes (Quick) & Kenneth O'Rourke, "Alice Agnes (Quick) & Kenneth O'Rourke, compiled family records" (Clearlake, California). . Hereinafter cited as "Alice Agnes (Quick) & Kenneth O'Rourke, compiled family records."
  3. [S1034] Hullet Area Senior Citizens, compiler, More Hullett Area Past & Present (Hullett, Ontario: Hullet Area Senior Citizens). Hereinafter cited as More Hullett Area Past & Present.

Alvin Ellis Nilson1

M, b. 18 November 1890, d. 17 January 1953
FatherNils Nilson b. 1 Jul 1863, d. 18 Oct 1920
MotherEmma Bjorklund b. 14 Jul 1862, d. 15 Sep 1943
Last Edited15 May 2011
Birth*Alvin Ellis Nilson was born on 18 November 1890 in On the Nilson ranch near Aladdin, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Nils Nilson and Emma Bjorklund
Marriage*Alvin Ellis Nilson married Hedvig Valborg Marie Hansen on 7 March 1918.2 
Marriage*Alvin Ellis Nilson married Anna Peterson
Death*Alvin Ellis Nilson died on 17 January 1953 in Omak, Okanogan County, Washington, U.S.A., at age 62.1 

Family 1

Anna Peterson
Child

Family 2

Hedvig Valborg Marie Hansen b. 26 May 1899, d. 1923
Children

Citations

  1. [S1019] Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, "Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, compiled records" (Spokane, Washington). . Hereinafter cited as "Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, compiled records."
  2. [S1110] Sent to Donald R. Coy Lillian (née Nilson) Mittman, "Lillian (née Nilson) Mittman, compiled records", 1996 (Spokane, Washington, U.S.A.). . Hereinafter cited as "Lillian (née Nilson) Mittman, compiled records."

Alvin Gerod Nilson1,2

M, b. 13 May 1949, d. May 1971
FatherAlvin Henry 'Sunny' Nilson b. 18 Dec 1918, d. 22 Jan 1997
MotherDolores Lorraine Graham d. Jun 1982
Last Edited7 Jun 2014
Name-ComAlvin Gerod Nilson is commonly known as Gerod Nilson.1 
Birth*He was born on 13 May 1949 in Bothell, King County, Washington, U.S.A..2 
He was the son of Alvin Henry 'Sunny' Nilson and Dolores Lorraine Graham
Death*Alvin Gerod Nilson died in May 1971; Alvin died in a motorcycle accident. At this time the location is not known (1997).2 

Citations

  1. [S9280] Correspondence with Darene Lorraine (Graham) Kahn (Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.). Personal Archives of David Arthur Walker (Edwards, Ontario, Canada).
  2. [S1019] Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, "Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, compiled records" (Spokane, Washington). . Hereinafter cited as "Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, compiled records."

Alvin Henry 'Sunny' Nilson1

M, b. 18 December 1918, d. 22 January 1997
FatherAlvin Ellis Nilson b. 18 Nov 1890, d. 17 Jan 1953
MotherHedvig Valborg Marie Hansen b. 26 May 1899, d. 1923
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Alvin H. Nilson, 78, of Bothell, passed away 22, January, 1997peacefully at his home. He was a 40-year veteran of the Grand Lodge of theInternational Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. He was a member of theU.S. Army, serving as a Military Policeman during World War II. He was a longstanding member of the motorcycle club, “The Retreads.” He was an avid flyfisherman, outdoors man and loved gardening. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughter Darene Lorraine Kahn; son-in-law, Tim; granddaughter, Ariana; grandson, Alex; stepchildren,William and Jacqueline Boettcher; daughter-in-law, Wendy; grandchildren, Mendy andRandall Boettcher; sisters Ellen (nee Nilson) Gavin, Lillian (nee Nilson Mittman,Lois nee (Nilson) Lowman. Preceded in death by wife Delores (nee Graham) Nilson;son, Alvin Gerod; brothers, Hans Nilson, Arthur Nilson; and sister, Emma (neeNilson) Parker. A Memorial Service and Celebration of his life will be Saturday,January 25, 1997, at 2 pm at the Sons of Norway Hall, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may given to UW Foundation, UW Medical Affairs, Box 358220, Seattle, WA 98195, or charity of your choice. Sunny had Parkinson’s disease, a chronic progressive nervous diseasechiefly of later life that is linked to decreased dopamine production in thesubstantia nigra and is marked by tremor and weakness of resting muscles and by ashuffling gait. Sunny also suffered from Myeloplasia, relating to, or being a disorder of(as Leukemia) marked by excessive proliferation of bone marrow elements and especially blood cell precursors. His body was donated for research atthe University of Washington. Dorothy lives at 18024 Bellflower Road,Bothell, Snohomish Co. Washington 98012-6238. Dorothy’s phone is 1-425-672-4952. 
Birth*Alvin Henry 'Sunny' Nilson was born on 18 December 1918 in Omak, Okanogan County, Washington, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Alvin Ellis Nilson and Hedvig Valborg Marie Hansen
Marriage*Alvin Henry 'Sunny' Nilson married Dolores Lorraine Graham on 1 August 1947.2 
Death*Alvin Henry 'Sunny' Nilson died on 22 January 1997 in Bothell, King County, Washington, U.S.A., at age 78.1 

Family

Dolores Lorraine Graham d. June 1982
Child

Citations

  1. [S1019] Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, "Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, compiled records" (Spokane, Washington). . Hereinafter cited as "Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, compiled records."
  2. [S1110] Sent to Donald R. Coy Lillian (née Nilson) Mittman, "Lillian (née Nilson) Mittman, compiled records", 1996 (Spokane, Washington, U.S.A.). . Hereinafter cited as "Lillian (née Nilson) Mittman, compiled records."

Anna 'Annie' Bengta Nilson1

F, b. 1 August 1892, d. 31 July 1982
FatherNils Nilson b. 1 Jul 1863, d. 18 Oct 1920
MotherEmma Bjorklund b. 14 Jul 1862, d. 15 Sep 1943
Last Edited27 Mar 2011
Birth*Anna 'Annie' Bengta Nilson was born on 1 August 1892 in On the Nilson ranch near Aladdin, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..2 
She was the daughter of Nils Nilson and Emma Bjorklund
Marriage*Anna 'Annie' Bengta Nilson married Fred Bothwell, son of Bothwell, in 1911 in Eothen, Crook County, South Dakota, U.S.A..1 
Marriage*Anna 'Annie' Bengta Nilson married Curtis Long.3 
Death*Anna 'Annie' Bengta Nilson died on 31 July 1982 in Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington, U.S.A., at age 89.2 

Family 1

Fred Bothwell
Children

Family 2

Curtis Long d. circa 1960

Citations

  1. [S993] Crook County Historical Society, Pioneers of Crook County 1876-1920 (303 East Sioux, Pierre, South Dakota: State Publishing Company, 1981). Hereinafter cited as Pioneers of Crook County 1876-1920.
  2. [S1113] Edward Hirum & Eveleyn Mae Nilson, "Nilson Family Ancestry & History", 1993 (unknown compiler address). . Hereinafter cited as "Nilson Family Ancestry & History."
  3. [S1085] Edward Hirum & Evelyn Coy, Nilson Family Ancestry, History (U.S.A.: self published, 1993). Hereinafter cited as Nilson Family Ancestry, History.

Carl 'Coolie' Theodore Nilson1

M, b. 31 July 1906, d. 25 August 1998
FatherAlfred 'Nelson' Nilson b. 15 Jul 1873, d. 13 Feb 1962
MotherHilda Pearson b. 28 Jan 1880, d. 21 Apr 1967
Last Edited2 Mar 2007
Note*Carl Theodore 'Coolie' Nilson's cattle brand was given to him by hisfather, the brand was: HV He died on August 25, 1988 at the Marlinda Convalescent Hospital, St.Helens, California. Carl, a former rancher and cattleman, spent most of his life in the BearLodge country of northwestern Wyoming. In 1917, at age 11, his family moved to the ranch where he spent most ofhis life. He never married but cared for his parents as long as theylived and ran the ranch. Carl enjoyed hunting seasons every year when hunters from many differentstates came to hunt and enjoy his company. He was a kind and generousman, but stern when called for. He was always ready to help others. Five years ago after he retired, he went to California to live with hissister. He loved to show his artifacts and souvenirs to folks who came tovisit them. He is survived by many old friends and relations in the Wyoming area andnew friends in California. He is survived by his sister, Agnes Quick, St. Helens, CA; a nephew,Melvin and wife Martha Quick and their sons, St. Helens; two nieces,Alice O'Rourke and husband Kenneth and their five sons; and Lois Garlockand husband Bill, Flagstaff, AZ and family. Also numerous great niecesand nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Carl was a member of the Calistoga Seventh Day Adventist Church sincemoving to California. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hilda and Alfred Nilson, asister Francis Ruland, a brother Oscar Nilson and two nephews, E. DaleRuland and Rex Nilson. Funeral arrangements were made by Morrison's Funeral Chapel with graveside services in St. Helens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice. 
Birth*Carl 'Coolie' Theodore Nilson was born on 31 July 1906 in Alva, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Alfred 'Nelson' Nilson and Hilda Pearson
Death*Carl 'Coolie' Theodore Nilson died on 25 August 1998 in Marlinda Convalesant hospital, Saint Helena, Napa County, California, U.S.A., at age 92.1 
Burial*He was buried on 26 August 1998 in Saint Helena Cemetery, St. Helena, Napa County, California, U.S.A..2 

Citations

  1. [S1017] Alice Agnes (Quick) & Kenneth O'Rourke, "Alice Agnes (Quick) & Kenneth O'Rourke, compiled family records" (Clearlake, California). . Hereinafter cited as "Alice Agnes (Quick) & Kenneth O'Rourke, compiled family records."
  2. [S1093] Obituary, Sundance Times, Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming. Hereinafter cited as Sundance Times.

Carl Oscar 'Oscar' Nilson

M, b. 7 December 1895, d. 30 January 1975
FatherNils Nilson b. 1 Jul 1863, d. 18 Oct 1920
MotherEmma Bjorklund b. 14 Jul 1862, d. 15 Sep 1943
Last Edited3 Jan 2007
Biographical Note* Oscar was in the 1st World War and went overseas to France, in Company D 308th U. S. Infantry, 77th Division, American Expeditionary Force. Before he went into the U.S.Army, as a Private, he lived on his parent's ranch near Aladdin, Wyoming. 
Birth*Carl Oscar 'Oscar' Nilson was born on 7 December 1895 in on the Nilson ranch, near, Aladdin, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..1,2 
He was the son of Nils Nilson and Emma Bjorklund
Marriage*Carl Oscar 'Oscar' Nilson married Ester Florentine 'Nana' Froid, daughter of Magnus Nilson Froid and Hilma Netterman Pederson, on 19 June 1918 in Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A.
Death*Carl Oscar 'Oscar' Nilson died on 30 January 1975 in Seattle, King County, Washington, U.S.A., at age 79. 
Burial*He was buried on 4 February 1975 in Washington Memorial Funeral Home Cemetery, Sea-Tac, King County, Washington

Family

Ester Florentine 'Nana' Froid b. 19 March 1897, d. 2 April 1999

Citations

  1. [S989] Donald Coy, "Coy descendancy chart, from LDS data", July 1996 (Seattle, Washington). . Hereinafter cited as "Coy descendancy chart, from LDS data."
  2. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Christina Nilson1

F, b. 5 May 1870, d. 31 January 1944
FatherNels Olson b. 23 Dec 1819, d. c 1893
MotherBengta Stenberg b. 21 Jan 1829, d. 1878
Last Edited14 Mar 2007
Biographical Note* Christina (Olson) and Louis Johnson arrived in Spearfish, LawrenceCounty, South Dakota from different parts of Sweden about 1890. Louis worked in different parts of the Black Hills area for several years, while Christina worked for several wealthy families in Spearfish. Later he came to Crook County and filed on a homestead. They were married about 1909, and made their home two and one half miles northwest of Alva. In 1914 Mr. Johnson purchased the first fuel powered tractor in the area to operate his threshing machine. Later they sold the ranch and moved to Alva where they purchased a grocery store, which they operated until their health failed. They had no children. Mr. Johnson passed away in 1925, and his wife in 1944. In 1906 Leonard Frojd, a nephew of Mrs. Johnson arrived from Sweden and filed on a homestead adjoining the Johnsons. In 1909 his brother, Ernest and Father Magnus Frojd arrived, followed in 1910 and 1911 by mother and six children. The family settled in the Aladdin area. This was contributed by Frances Olivia (nee Nilson) Ruland in the book -'PIONEERS OF CROOK COUNTY 1876 TO 1920' copyright in 1981. on page 257. 
Birth*Christina Nilson was born on 5 May 1870 in Billinge, Sweden.1 
She was the daughter of Nels Olson and Bengta Stenberg
Marriage*Christina Nilson married Louis Johnson circa 1909 in Spearfish, Lawrence County, South Dakota, U.S.A..2 
Death*Christina Nilson died on 31 January 1944 in Alva, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A., at age 73.1 

Family

Louis Johnson b. 14 June 1861, d. 28 November 1925

Citations

  1. [S1074] Ester Florentine (Froid) Nilson, "Ester Florentine (Froid) Nilson, compiled records" (Seattle, Wasington, U.S.A.). . Hereinafter cited as "Ester Florentine (Froid) Nilson, compiled records."
  2. [S993] Crook County Historical Society, Pioneers of Crook County 1876-1920 (303 East Sioux, Pierre, South Dakota: State Publishing Company, 1981). Hereinafter cited as Pioneers of Crook County 1876-1920.

Elsie Augusta Nilson1

F, b. 29 August 1904, d. 11 January 1994
FatherNils Nilson b. 1 Jul 1863, d. 18 Oct 1920
MotherEmma Bjorklund b. 14 Jul 1862, d. 15 Sep 1943
Last Edited27 Mar 2011
Address* Elsie Augusta Nilson lived at an unknown place ; 324 Tracy Ave. Port Orchard Washington 98366-4166 U.S.A. Unknown GEDCOM info: 1-360-876-2194. 
Occupation*She was (an unknown value) in Homemaker.2 
Marriage*She married Curtis H. Rooms; they lived in Port Orchard, WA, since 1917.1 
Birth*Elsie Augusta Nilson was born on 29 August 1904 in On the Nilson ranch near Aladdin, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..1 
She was the daughter of Nils Nilson and Emma Bjorklund
Death*Elsie Augusta Nilson died on 11 January 1994 in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.A., at age 89.1 
Burial*She was buried on 12 January 1994 in Sunset Lane Cemetery, Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.A.

Family

Curtis H. Rooms b. 13 September 1899, d. 3 December 1964

Citations

  1. [S1113] Edward Hirum & Eveleyn Mae Nilson, "Nilson Family Ancestry & History", 1993 (unknown compiler address). . Hereinafter cited as "Nilson Family Ancestry & History."
  2. [S1077] Office records, Personal Archives of Donald Coy, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.; , 1151 Mitchell Ave., Port Orchard, WA.

Emma Christine Nilson1

F, d. 1972
FatherAlvin Ellis Nilson b. 18 Nov 1890, d. 17 Jan 1953
MotherAnna Peterson
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Emma Christine Nilson was the daughter of Alvin Ellis Nilson and Anna Peterson
Marriage*Emma Christine Nilson married John Arthur 'Jack' Parker in 1947.1 
Death*Emma Christine Nilson died in 1972. 

Family

John Arthur 'Jack' Parker b. 7 March 1926, d. 10 March 1998

Citations

  1. [S1019] Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, "Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, compiled records" (Spokane, Washington). . Hereinafter cited as "Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, compiled records."

Frances Olivia Nilson1

F, b. 30 November 1902, d. 27 December 1986
FatherAlfred 'Nelson' Nilson b. 15 Jul 1873, d. 13 Feb 1962
MotherHilda Pearson b. 28 Jan 1880, d. 21 Apr 1967
Last Edited24 Nov 2010
Note*Frances Olivia Nilson was the first born the 30th of November, 1902 at Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon to Alfred ‘Nelson’ and Hilda (Pearson) Nilson of the Alva Community, Wyoming. On the 25th of June,1919, Dillon Bacon Ruland and Frances Olivia Nilson were united in marriage at Bell Fourche, South Dakota. Their only child, Elbert Dale, was born at Alva, the 30th of October, 1922. Dale married Mary Catherine Kester on the 27th of November, 1947 and they have a son, Dan Albert, and a daughter, Elaine Marie. These children are both married and Elaine has two children. For the sake of repetition, please refer to more notes on Dillon Bacon Ruland for the biography of both Frances and Dillon. 
Birth*Frances Olivia Nilson was born on 30 November 1902 in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon, U.S.A..1 
She was the daughter of Alfred 'Nelson' Nilson and Hilda Pearson
Marriage*Frances Olivia Nilson married Dillon Bacon Ruland, son of Daniel 'Dan' Able Ruland and Lulu 'Belle' Belle Dewing, on 25 July 1919 in Alva, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..2 
Death*Frances Olivia Nilson died on 27 December 1986 in Napa, Napa County, California, U.S.A., at age 84; OBITUARY OF FRANCES OLIVIA (NILSON) RULAND Hulett, Crook County, Wyoming - Services for Frances Olivia (neeNilson) Ruland, 84, died, Alva Crook County, Wyoming will be at theAssembly of God Church in Hulett, with Elder Merlin O’Haver and PastorRodney Hackett Officiating. Burial will be in the Alva Cemetery with arrangements byFidler-Roberts Northeastern Wyoming Funeral Chapel of Sundance. Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the Fidler Chapeland Saturday from 2 p.m. to service time at the church in Hulett. Mrs. Ruland died Saturday at Napa, California while visiting asister. She was born 30, November, 1902 at Grants Pass, Oregon, toAlfred and Hilda Nilson. The family came to Crook County and ranched in the Alva area, whereshe attended Oak Creek, Dirks and Beaver Schools. She was a substituteteacher when she was in the eighth grade. She married Dillon B. Ruland, the 25th of June, 1919. They operatedthe general store and Post Office at Alva until July 1946, when theymoved to the family ranch, known as the Clayton Place, east of Alva. She was a charter member of the Beaver Creek Homemakers Club, and acharter member of the Crook County Chapter of the Wyoming HistoricalSociety, a 40 year member of Rebekah Lodge #34 of Hulett and AmericanLegion Auxiliary Post #80 at Hulett. She is survived by one son, Dale Ruland of Sundance: a granddaughterElaine Marie (Maurer) Ruland of Casper: a grandson: threegreat-grandchildren: a brother Carl Theodore Nilson of Casper: and asister, Agnes Elizabeth (nee Quick) Nilson of Saint Helena, California She was preceded in by her husband, Dillon, who died in Alva, CrookCounty, Wyoming, the 14th of August, 1982.2 
Burial*She was buried in Lot 173, Alva, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..3 

Family

Dillon Bacon Ruland b. 25 July 1894, d. 14 August 1982
Child

Citations

  1. [S1113] Edward Hirum & Eveleyn Mae Nilson, "Nilson Family Ancestry & History", 1993 (unknown compiler address). . Hereinafter cited as "Nilson Family Ancestry & History."
  2. [S993] Crook County Historical Society, Pioneers of Crook County 1876-1920 (303 East Sioux, Pierre, South Dakota: State Publishing Company, 1981). Hereinafter cited as Pioneers of Crook County 1876-1920.
  3. [S1034] Hullet Area Senior Citizens, compiler, More Hullett Area Past & Present (Hullett, Ontario: Hullet Area Senior Citizens). Hereinafter cited as More Hullett Area Past & Present.

Hans Elmer Nilson1

M, d. 31 August 1994
FatherAlvin Ellis Nilson b. 18 Nov 1890, d. 17 Jan 1953
MotherHedvig Valborg Marie Hansen b. 26 May 1899, d. 1923
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*This is from a letter written by Lillian (Nilson) Mittman on July 8, 1996 'Hans died August 31, 1944. His 2nd wife, Elaine came home around 10 pmfrom bowling and found him. It apparently happen very quickly and was a2nd serious one since his 1st one 8 years ago. He had a very good dayand even bowled in his own bowling league earlier in the day. We misshim a lot and he had been retired from our old home orchard for 8 or 9years so had some time to relax and do what he wanted for awhile. Heloved wood working and made many beautiful vases, bowls, jewelry boxesand apples. He even made wooden chains that were carved like Roy used tomake. We just visited with his wife the end of June as we came home froma good visit with Ellen and Bruce Gavin in Oroville. Ellen's health is not real good either. She's having some confusion anddisorientation that Dr's believe is just from growing older. She andBruce were here (Spokane, WA.) on the 3rd of July 1996 to see Dr.'s inSpokane and what way they might help. They wouldn't stay all night asBruce at 80 years old is still ranching and had 44 head of cattle hewanted to get home and tend to. Ellen reminds me of Grandma Nilson - so very small and always busy -except now Ellen tires easy too. We took our 5th wheel trailer and visited Ellen the last of June.Ellen's had a really hard working life all these years with raising 7children, ranching and having a dairy those many years too. I told hershe was to sit on her chair and tell me what she wanted done and wherethings were so I did all the cooking and dishes and canned 14 pints ofcherries Bruce had picked. She showed me a quilt she and Grandma Nilsonhad made together one time. Grandma was at our house. 
Birth*Hans Elmer Nilson was born in Omak, Okanogan County, Washington, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Alvin Ellis Nilson and Hedvig Valborg Marie Hansen
Marriage*Hans Elmer Nilson married Elizabeth 'Betty' Alice Wright, daughter of John Ross Wright and Eva, in 1946 in Omak, Okanogan County, Washington, U.S.A..2 
Death*Hans Elmer Nilson died on 31 August 1994 in Omak, Okanogan County, Washington, U.S.A..1 

Family

Elizabeth 'Betty' Alice Wright b. 20 March 1922, d. 17 January 1997

Citations

  1. [S1019] Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, "Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, compiled records" (Spokane, Washington). . Hereinafter cited as "Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, compiled records."
  2. [S1111] Obituary, Elizabeth A. 'Betty' (Wright) Nilson, Omak Chronicle, Oregon, U.S.A.. Hereinafter cited as Omak Chronicle.

Infant Nilson1

F, b. 20 September 1889, d. 20 September 1889
FatherNils Nilson b. 1 Jul 1863, d. 18 Oct 1920
MotherEmma Bjorklund b. 14 Jul 1862, d. 15 Sep 1943
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Unnamed baby, Twin sister to Nancie, was buried in the rose garden underEmma's bedroom window at Highland Park. 
Burial*Infant Nilson was buried on 20 September 1889 in Buried in a flowerbed under her mother Emma's bedroom window..1 
Death*She died on 20 September 1889 in On the Nilson ranch near Aladdin, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..1 
Birth*She was born on 20 September 1889 in On the Nilson ranch near Aladdin, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..1 
She was the daughter of Nils Nilson and Emma Bjorklund

Citations

  1. [S1113] Edward Hirum & Eveleyn Mae Nilson, "Nilson Family Ancestry & History", 1993 (unknown compiler address). . Hereinafter cited as "Nilson Family Ancestry & History."

James 'Jim' Arthur Nilson1

M, b. 7 March 1898, d. 25 June 1957
FatherNils Nilson b. 1 Jul 1863, d. 18 Oct 1920
MotherEmma Bjorklund b. 14 Jul 1862, d. 15 Sep 1943
Last Edited20 Mar 2011
Birth*James 'Jim' Arthur Nilson was born on 7 March 1898 in Eothan, Crook County, Wyoming.1 
He was the son of Nils Nilson and Emma Bjorklund
Death*James 'Jim' Arthur Nilson died on 25 June 1957 in Aladdin, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A., at age 59; JAMES ARTHUR NILSON OBITUARY From the Rapid City Daily Journal (page 4) 28, June, 1957: LOGGING VICTIM’S RITE HELD AT BELLEFOURCHE Belle Fourche - Funeral services for James Aurthur Nilson, 59 year old Aladdin, Wyoming worker who died Monday in a logging accident were held here Friday, Rev. R.M. Walder of the Belle Fourche Methodist Church officiated at the rites held at the Frost and Sons Funeral Home. Burial was at Pine Slope Cemetery with military rites by the local American Legion. Nilson was born March 7, 1898 at Eothan, in Crook County, Wyoming. Except for two years in the service during World War II, his entire life had been spent in the Bear Lodge area west of here. For the past five years he had been employed at the Pickerd sawmill near Aladdin. He died when struck on the head by a log as he was unloading a load of logs. Survivors include two brothers, Roy, of Hulett, Wyoming, and Oscar, ofSeattle, Washington, and five sisters, Nellie Egge, Rapid City, Wyoming,May Gorsuch, Fairburn, Wyoming, Annie Long, Wenatchee, Washington, NancyScott, Seattle, Washington, and Elsie Rooms, Port Orchard, Washington. Contributed by Elsie Augusta (Nilson) Rooms September 1993.1 
Burial*He was buried in Pineslope Cemetery, Belle Fourche, South Dakota, U.S.A..1 

Citations

  1. [S1113] Edward Hirum & Eveleyn Mae Nilson, "Nilson Family Ancestry & History", 1993 (unknown compiler address). . Hereinafter cited as "Nilson Family Ancestry & History."

Lily May 'May' Nilson1

F, b. 2 May 1901, d. 15 July 1985
FatherNils Nilson b. 1 Jul 1863, d. 18 Oct 1920
MotherEmma Bjorklund b. 14 Jul 1862, d. 15 Sep 1943
Last Edited27 Mar 2011
Note*Lily May 'May' (Nilson) Gorsuch lived in Fairburn, Custer County, SouthDakota in 1978. May Nilson Gorsuch Funeral services for May Nilson Gorsuch, 84, were held July 18 atBehrens Mortuary in Rapid City. The Rev. Paul Lupkes officiated. Burialwas in Fairburn Cemetery. A memorial has been established. Gorsuch died July 15 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. She was bornMay 2, 1901, on a ranch near Eothen, Wyo., to Nils and Emma Nilson. sheattended school in Clayton Place near her home in Eothen. Gorsuchobtained a bachelor of science degree in teaching in 1921 from SpearfishNormal. Gorsuch had her first teaching job in Lander, Wyo. she also taughtin Rapid City, Fairburn, Pringle and Custer. In later years she workedwith the Wyoming School System teaching in Newcastle, Gas Camp,Darlington and Claraton. Gorsuch had retired. She married Raymond Gorsuch on June 1, 1924 at the Gorsuch Ranchnear Fairburn. They had lived in Piedmont, Hill City, Edgemont andFairburn. Gorsuch was a charter member of Delta Kappa Gamma at Newcastle. Shejoined the Lutheran church in 1922, and was active in other churchesthroughout her life. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. E. L. (Emma Bell) HarbourMontrose, Colo., Mrs Bud (Evelyn) Sterns, Edgemont and Mrs. Jack (Ethel)Smith, Fairburn; and two sons, David Gorsuch, Rapid City and Roy Gorsuch,Newcastle, Wyo; one sister, Elsie Rooms, Port Orchid, Wash; onebrother, Roy Nilson, Hulett, Wyo; 23 grandchildren and 26great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978,one daughter, two granddaughters, three brothers and three sisters. 
Birth*Lily May 'May' Nilson was born on 2 May 1901 in On the Nilson ranch near Aladdin, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..1 
She was the daughter of Nils Nilson and Emma Bjorklund
Marriage*Lily May 'May' Nilson married Raymond Milburn Gorsuch, son of William T. Gorsuch and Anna Belle Harris, on 1 June 1924 in On the Gorsuch Ranch near Fairburn, Custer County, South Dakota, U.S.A..2 
Death*Lily May 'May' Nilson died on 15 July 1985 in Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, U.S.A., at age 84.3 
Event-Misc*She was (an unknown value) on 18 July 1985 in Fairburn Cemetery, Fairburn, Custer County, South Dakota, U.S.A..1 
Burial*She was buried on 18 July 1985 in Fairburn Cemetery, Fairburn, Custer County, South Dakota, U.S.A..3 

Family

Raymond Milburn Gorsuch b. 10 July 1900, d. 1 March 1978
Children

Citations

  1. [S1019] Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, "Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, compiled records" (Spokane, Washington). . Hereinafter cited as "Lillian N. (Nilson) Mittmann, compiled records."
  2. [S1110] Sent to Donald R. Coy Lillian (née Nilson) Mittman, "Lillian (née Nilson) Mittman, compiled records", 1996 (Spokane, Washington, U.S.A.). . Hereinafter cited as "Lillian (née Nilson) Mittman, compiled records."
  3. [S1079] Obituary of Lily May (Nilson) Gorsuch, Rapid City Newspaper, Pennington County, South Dakota, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, U.S.A.. Hereinafter cited as Rapid City Newspaper, Pennington County, South Dakota.

Nancie Victoria Nilson1

F, b. 20 September 1889, d. 7 December 1980
FatherNils Nilson b. 1 Jul 1863, d. 18 Oct 1920
MotherEmma Bjorklund b. 14 Jul 1862, d. 15 Sep 1943
Last Edited6 Feb 2010
Note*Nancie's unnamed twin sister, died in-child-birth and was buried in aflower bed under Emma's bedroom window. 
Birth*Nancie Victoria Nilson was born on 20 September 1889 in the Nilson ranch near Aladdin, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..2 
She was the daughter of Nils Nilson and Emma Bjorklund
Marriage*Nancie Victoria Nilson married William Ernest 'Ernie' Scott, son of William Covington Scott and Lucy M. Herold, on 31 August 1908 in Seattle, King County, Washington, U.S.A..3 
Death*Nancie Victoria Nilson died on 7 December 1980 in Seattle, King County, Washington, U.S.A., at age 91. 
Burial*She was buried in Columberium at Acacia Memorial Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, U.S.A.

Family

William Ernest 'Ernie' Scott b. 19 February 1883, d. 23 November 1966
Children

Citations

  1. [S1080] Grace W. (Scott) Streeter, "Grace W. (Scott) Streeter, compiled records" (Jackson Highway, Chehalis, Washington). . Hereinafter cited as "Grace W. (Scott) Streeter, compiled records."
  2. [S1080] Grace W. (Scott) Streeter, "Grace W. (Scott) Streeter, compiled records" (Jackson Highway, Chehalis, Washington). , Grace W. (nee Scott) Streeter,2485 Jackson Hiway, Chehalis,WA. 98532, 1-360-748-7280. Hereinafter cited as "Grace W. (Scott) Streeter, compiled records."
  3. [S1080] Grace W. (Scott) Streeter, "Grace W. (Scott) Streeter, compiled records" (Jackson Highway, Chehalis, Washington). , Grace W. (nee Scott) Streeter,2485 Jackson Hiway, Chehalis,WA. 98532, 1-360-748-7280 Donald R. Coy, 1995.. Hereinafter cited as "Grace W. (Scott) Streeter, compiled records."

Nellie Elizabeth A. Nilson1

F, b. 3 April 1894, d. 5 March 1973
FatherNils Nilson b. 1 Jul 1863, d. 18 Oct 1920
MotherEmma Bjorklund b. 14 Jul 1862, d. 15 Sep 1943
Last Edited20 Mar 2011
Note*Nellie Elizabeth A. Nilson was born April 3, 1894, on the Nilson ranch near Aladdin, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A. She came to Rapid City in 1910 and married Rasmus Egge June 4, 1913, in Rapid City. He preceded her in death in 1968. A memorial has been established, the proceeds of which will be used for the restoration of Canyon Lake Park. 
Birth*Nellie Elizabeth A. Nilson was born on 3 April 1894 in On the Nilson ranch near Aladdin, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..2 
She was the daughter of Nils Nilson and Emma Bjorklund
Marriage*Nellie Elizabeth A. Nilson married Rasmus M. Egge.2 
Death*Nellie Elizabeth A. Nilson died on 5 March 1973 in Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, U.S.A., at age 78.3 
Burial*She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, U.S.A..3 

Family

Rasmus M. Egge b. 9 June 1887, d. 26 August 1968

Citations

  1. [S1113] Edward Hirum & Eveleyn Mae Nilson, "Nilson Family Ancestry & History", 1993 (unknown compiler address). . Hereinafter cited as "Nilson Family Ancestry & History."
  2. [S1113] Edward Hirum & Eveleyn Mae Nilson, "Nilson Family Ancestry & History", 1993 (unknown compiler address). , 'NILSON FAMILY ANCESTORY, HISTORY', Collected & Assebled by Edward Hirum & Eleveyn Mae (nee N Donald R. Coy, 1993.. Hereinafter cited as "Nilson Family Ancestry & History."
  3. [S1078] Obituary of Nellie E. (Nilson) Egge, Rapid City, South Dakota, newspaper, Rapid City, South Dakota, U.S.A.. Hereinafter cited as Rapid City, South Dakota, newspaper.

Nils Nilson1

M, b. 1 July 1863, d. 18 October 1920
FatherNels Olson b. 23 Dec 1819, d. c 1893
MotherBengta Stenberg b. 21 Jan 1829, d. 1878
Last Edited27 Mar 2011
Note*NILSON FAMILY HISTORY Father, Nils Nilson, came to Wyoming from Billinge, Sweden, probably inthe year 1887. Mother, Emma Bjorklund, came the following year and theywere married at Eothan, Wyoming by John Pearson, Justice of the peace. Nils had homesteaded on the Bear Lodge, where they immediately made theirhome and lived until his death in 1920. To this family ten children wereborn: Nancie (who was a twin, the other child was still born and isburied in Emma’s rose garden under her bedroom window), Alvin, Anna,Nellie, Oscar, Jim, Roy, May, and Elsie. Probably the reason for coming to America, and the new world, was thespirit of adventure and a challenge to young people at that time, just asit was for the older children when they reached their maturity. Five ofthe nine went west to Washington state where they made their permanenthomes. It was a long trip from Malmo, Sweden, by boat to New York City and fromthere to Wyoming by rail. Imagine a young woman like mother coming thatfar alone. The first house they lived in was small and just a short distance west ofthe family log house. Eothan was our first post office which was run bythe Pearsons who also had a store where we bought supplies. After someyears that post office was discontinued and Aladdin became our postoffice and source of supplies. Most of his life father traveled by horse and wagon. The horses were Jimand Chub, the saddle horse was Sam. We had a one-seated top buggy, and athree-seated spring wagon. When we went in the three-seated wagon we usedumbrellas for protection from the sun. Mother used to drive the top buggy alone, some to visit. It was just the last few years of his life thatfather had an automobile. Father was a student, always studying and reading. He was civic minded, amember of the school board along with Mr. Herb Simms and a Mr. Ellsbury. The school district must have comprised quite a territory because Mr.Sims lived in Mona, Wyoming and Ellsburys were from Farrell, nearSundance, we were in between. Our home was named Highland Park, and thatis what it was, a home-like park on the highlands. Father was a surveyor, a civil engineer, and he was elected countysurveyor for some years before his death, six years, I think. The lastyear he made a complete map of Crook County, locating all places likedams, roads, etc. related to his surveying. We used to help him make theblue prints. Mother was a little lady from Sweden who made the home homey. She was anexcellent seamstress and kept us all covered. The ever versatile floursack found many uses. Once a year we ordered supplies from MontgomeryWard. These came by freight to Aladdin by train and were hauled home inthe wagon. It was really fun and exciting to unpack the boxes. The older kids walked to a school on Beaver Creek, which was a long walk.After a while there were enough of our own family to have a school in thefirst dwelling house at home. Later the men got together and built a logschool house that accommodated more children, and finally the fouryoungest walked down the hill to the Clayton place where school was heldin an old house. The Clayton place and our old home place are owned byour cousin Frances and her husband Dillon Ruland. The folks were Swedish Lutherans and as there was no church close wecould not have regular church attendance. We did go to a Sunday schooleast of Eothan at a Hat Creek schoolhouse. We also went to some churchactivities at the Alva church. Dillon Ruland’s mother would mail outlittle recitations for us to learn, especially at Christmas time. We were happy to hop up on theplatform to say our pieces. Mrs. Ruland always had a reward for each one,a little china toy or other token. We had a beautiful home built up in the few years father lived. Acomplete orchard with all kinds of apple trees, other fruit trees, andasparagus and rhubarb. It was really a miracle with no easy way to getwater. Mother even had a flower garden, and a rose garden beside herbedroom widow. There was a unique way of getting water. Eight hundred feet down thecanyon there was a wooden covered tank that held a depth of water thatran into this covered tank from a spring. In the yard at the top of thehill on a platform a pail was fastened to a grooved wheel. This waterpail ran on a wire, like a telephone wire which was fastened to theplatform. A rope on a big wheel fastened on the platform was turned tolet the pail down on the wire to the tank of spring water where itdipped, filled with water, and then the big wheel was turned winding therope up around it and the pail full of water was pulled up to the platform, dumped into a pail, carried to the house, and we hadwater. Sometimes the pail would jump off the wire, then someone wouldhave to walk down the canyon and put it back on its course. Of the nine children, Alvin and Jim were killed in accidents. Oscar andNellie died of heart trouble. Nancie lives in Seattle, Anna in Wenatchee,and Elsie in Port Orchard, all in Washington. Roy lives at Hulett,Wyoming, and May at Fairburn, South Dakota. This resume has been done by Roy and May, organized by a granddaughter,Evelyn Stearns, and typed by a great-granddaughter, Becky Peterson, ofNils and Emma Nilson. We could ramble on but I think our word limit hasbeen surpassed. The pictures help tell the story. This account above is found on pages 365, 366 and 367 and was copied fromthe book - ‘Pioneers Of Crook County 1876-1920’, by Crook CountyHistorical Society, Crook County, Wyoming, copyright 1981. and wasoriginally written in 1977. Obituary in the Rapid City Sun, Death of Wyoming Man in HospitalHere _____ Nils Nilson was born in Sweden July 1, 1863, and died at Rapid CityMethodist Deaconess Hospital October 26, 1920, aged fifty-seven years,four months and twenty-six days. Deceased came to America in the spring of 1887, and was united inmarriage to Emma Bjorklund December 14, 1888 at Eothan, Wyoming. Born totheir union were nine children, all living: Mrs. W. E. Scott, Mrs. F. D.Bothwell, and Alvin Nilson of Omak, Washington; Oscar Nilson, Seattle;Mrs. R. M. Egge, Rapid City; James and Roy who are at home, May and Elsie atSpearfish Normal. Their home is in the Bear Lodge, three miles west of Eothan and hasbeen rightly named 'Highland Park' His life work has been civil engineering or surveyor and road work,and his whole desire was to make these conditions better for hisfellowmen. His work was for others, not himself. He has been countysurveyor in Crook County for several years. He came to Rapid City sixweeks ago for medical aid and entered the hospital here two weeks later. Since that time he failedrapidly in health until his death. The body will be sent to Belle Fourche October 28, and funeralservices will be held there from the Congregational Church. He was amember of the Lutheran Church. Besides his wife and children he leaves tomourn his death two brothers and one sister. 
Birth*Nils Nilson was born on 1 July 1863 in Billinge, Sweden.1 
He was the son of Nels Olson and Bengta Stenberg
Marriage*Nils Nilson married Emma Bjorklund, daughter of Swen 'Swan' Bjorklund and Mary, on 14 December 1888 in Eothan, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..1 
Death*Nils Nilson died on 18 October 1920 in Deaconess Hospital, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, U.S.A., at age 57.2 
Burial*He was buried on 26 October 1920 in Pine Slope Cemetery, Belle Fourche, Butte County, South Dakota, U.S.A..2 

Family

Emma Bjorklund b. 14 July 1862, d. 15 September 1943
Children

Citations

  1. [S1113] Edward Hirum & Eveleyn Mae Nilson, "Nilson Family Ancestry & History", 1993 (unknown compiler address). . Hereinafter cited as "Nilson Family Ancestry & History."
  2. [S1073] Obitiuary - Nils Nilson, Black Hills Weekly Journal, South Dakota, U.S.A., October 30, 1920, Page 1. Hereinafter cited as Black Hills Weekly Journal.

Oscar Waldmer Nilson1

M, b. 23 November 1904, d. 13 November 1986
FatherAlfred 'Nelson' Nilson b. 15 Jul 1873, d. 13 Feb 1962
MotherHilda Pearson b. 28 Jan 1880, d. 21 Apr 1967
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Oscar Waldmer Nilson started his annual ice campaign Monday, January 18,1940. After filling the local ice house, he had contracts at Hulett andSundance. 
Address* Oscar Waldmer Nilson lived at an unknown place ; Belle Fourche South Dakota. 
Birth*He was born on 23 November 1904 in Alva, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Alfred 'Nelson' Nilson and Hilda Pearson
Death*Oscar Waldmer Nilson died on 13 November 1986 in Belle Fourche, Butte County, South Dakota, U.S.A., at age 81.2 

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1113] Edward Hirum & Eveleyn Mae Nilson, "Nilson Family Ancestry & History", 1993 (unknown compiler address). . Hereinafter cited as "Nilson Family Ancestry & History."
  2. [S1017] Alice Agnes (Quick) & Kenneth O'Rourke, "Alice Agnes (Quick) & Kenneth O'Rourke, compiled family records" (Clearlake, California). . Hereinafter cited as "Alice Agnes (Quick) & Kenneth O'Rourke, compiled family records."

Rex Nilson1

M, b. 7 January 1931, d. 13 June 1986
FatherOscar Waldmer Nilson b. 23 Nov 1904, d. 13 Nov 1986
Last Edited15 May 2011
Birth*Rex Nilson was born on 7 January 1931 in Alva, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Oscar Waldmer Nilson
Death*Rex Nilson died on 13 June 1986 in Alva, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A., at age 55.1 

Citations

  1. [S1113] Edward Hirum & Eveleyn Mae Nilson, "Nilson Family Ancestry & History", 1993 (unknown compiler address). . Hereinafter cited as "Nilson Family Ancestry & History."

Roy Lambert Nilson1

M, b. 20 November 1899, d. 16 June 1993
FatherNils Nilson b. 1 Jul 1863, d. 18 Oct 1920
MotherEmma Bjorklund b. 14 Jul 1862, d. 15 Sep 1943
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Roy Lambert Nilson was born at the Nilson ranch on Bear Lodge nearAladdin, Crook Co., Wyoming, 20, November, 1899, and died 16, June, 1993,Aladdin, Crook Co., Wyoming. He had lived most of his life in this area. Garnet Waters was born in Mugford, England, 13, Jan., 1903, and moved toTerraville, South Dakota in the fall of 1903. The family moved to theranch near Sundance, Crook Co., Wyoming in August of 1905, Garnet livedher childhood in that area. Garnet taught school at the Weaver Schoolnear Aladdin, boarding at Lyle & Famie Weaver’s (a 1st Cousin of Roy’s).Roy was working at the W.W. Woods sawmill at the foot of the Bear lodgeso their first home was there. Their 1st daughter, Evelyn was born atthis time (11 May, 1930.) They lived at the Nilson homestead during the winter of 1930, and Royworked at the Waters ranch the spring and summer of 1931. Roy then got ajob at the Carl Nelson sawmill in the fall of 1931. The mill closed sohe worked at the Waters ranch again the spring and summer of 1932. TheNelson sawmill re-opened in the fall of 1932 so they moved back, residingthere until the mill closed. Roberta was born 18, November, 1934, while they were living at the Nelsonsawmill. They moved to Hulett on 02, October, 1942 where they rented ahome from Mildred Pearson. They latter bought this property and built anew modern home, moving in on 19, September, 1966. Roy continued workingin sawmills in the area until his retirement in 1965. Garnet died 23,June, 1985 and is buried at Sundance, Crook Co., Wyoming. She waspreceded in death by her parents. Roy died 16, June, 1993 at Tulsa,Tulsa Co., Oklahoma and is buried at Belle Fourche, Butte Co., SouthDakota. Contributed by Elsie Augusta (Nilson) Rooms, September 1993 (below) Roy Lambert Nilson Obituary (page 5) Sundance TimesJuly 08, 1993 ROY L. NILSON Roy Lambert Nilson died June 16, 1993 at the age of 93. He was born on20, November 1899 at his parents homestead on Bear lodge between Aladdin& Alva, Crook Co., Wyoming. He grew up and attended rural schools inthe area. He also attended school in Belle Fourche, SD for one year. On15, June 1929 he married Garnet May Waters at her parent’s ranch homenear Sundance, Wyoming. They lived at the Woods sawmill at the foot ofthe Bear lodge and later at the Carl Nelson sawmill on Beaver Creek. InOctober of 1942 they moved to Hulett, Crook Co. where Roy continued towork at various sawmills in the area until he retired in 1965. After hisretirement, he built a new home in Hulett. He enjoyed working in hisgarden and yard and as a hobby, created many things from cedar. He madewalking canes, vases, toothpick holders, small cedar chests and cribbageboards and would give them to anyone who could use them. He is survived by two daughters, Evelyn Mahoney, Tulsa, Tulsa County,Oklahoma and Roberta Phelps, Siloam Springs, Benton Co., Arkansas; onsister Elsie (nee Nilson) Rooms, Port Orchard, Kitsap Co., Washington; 6grandchildren & 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, 4 sisters, 3 brothers and one grandson. Grave side services were held at Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche,Butte Co., South Dakota, on 26, June, 1993 with Rev. Mertlin O’Haverofficiating. 
Birth*Roy Lambert Nilson was born on 20 November 1899 in On the Nilson ranch near Aladdin, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Nils Nilson and Emma Bjorklund
Marriage*Roy Lambert Nilson married Garnet May Waters, daughter of George Waters and Elizabeth 'Beth' Dingle, on 15 June 1929 in at Water's ranch, Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A..2 
Death*Roy Lambert Nilson died on 16 June 1993 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, U.S.A., at age 93; Unknown GEDCOM info: Congested heart failer.3 
Burial*He was buried on 26 June 1993 in Pine Slope Cemetery, Belle Fourche, Butte County, South Dakota, U.S.A.

Family

Garnet May Waters b. 13 January 1903, d. 23 June 1985

Citations

  1. [S1003] Collected by Edward Hiram and Evelyn Mae (Nilson) Mahoney, compiler, Mahoney Family Ancestry & History : self published). Hereinafter cited as Mahoney Family Ancestry & History.
  2. [S1113] Edward Hirum & Eveleyn Mae Nilson, "Nilson Family Ancestry & History", 1993 (unknown compiler address). . Hereinafter cited as "Nilson Family Ancestry & History."
  3. [S1076] Evelyn (Nilson) and Edward Hiram Mahoney, "Waters Family Ancestry" (). Unknown comments. Hereinafter cited as "Waters Family Ancestry."

Per Nilsson1

M, b. 11 August 1823
FatherNils Esbjornson
MotherKjerstina Mattsdotter b. 8 Jan 1800
Last Edited20 Mar 2011
Birth*Per Nilsson was born on 11 August 1823 in Skone, Sweden.1 
He was the son of Nils Esbjornson and Kjerstina Mattsdotter
Marriage*Per Nilsson married Karna Perssdotter, daughter of Per Jonsson and Gertrud Perssdotter, in Sweden.1 

Family

Karna Perssdotter b. 21 July 1823
Child

Citations

  1. [S973] Illeen Mary ( Lebensburger-Monico) Coy and Roger Eugene Nelson, "Compiled Records - Illeen Mary ( Lebensburger-Monico) Coy and Roger Eugene Nelson" (9436 25th Ave. SW, Seattle,Washington). . Hereinafter cited as "Compiled Records - Illeen Mary ( Lebensburger-Monico) Coy and Roger Eugene Nelson."

Polly Nininger1

F, b. 6 July 1780, d. circa 1831
ChartsDescendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Last Edited3 Apr 2011
Birth*Polly Nininger was born on 6 July 1780 in New York City, New York.1 
Marriage*She married Jonathan Cory, son of Alanson Cory and Hazard, in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island.1 
Death*Polly Nininger died circa 1831 in Lyndon, Cattaraugus County, New York.1 

Family

Jonathan Cory b. 18 September 1779, d. 10 December 1850
Children

Citations

  1. [S2043] Cory Family Society. This site contains genealogies of several early Corey/Cory families., online http://www.coryfamsoc.com. Hereinafter cited as Cory Family Society.

James Nisbet1

M
Last Edited14 Mar 2012
Marriage*James Nisbet married Mary MacLean.1 

Family

Mary MacLean

Citations

  1. [S6783] Unknown spouses' names, (18 February, 1956), Marriage Registration - John Compton Gibson & Mary Norma Nisbet, PANB Roll F23405, Ref. B4/1956, Number 1344 , unknown manuscript info. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Registration - John Compton Gibson & Mary Norma Nisbet.

Yves Ralph Nizet1

M, b. 1959, d. 1991
Relationship7th cousin of David Arthur Walker
Last Edited28 Mar 2003
Birth*Yves Ralph Nizet was born in 1959.1 
Death*He died in 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada.1 

Citations

  1. [S2043] Cory Family Society. This site contains genealogies of several early Corey/Cory families., online http://www.coryfamsoc.com. Hereinafter cited as Cory Family Society.