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Francis Edward  Nelson

Francis Edward Nelson

Male 1906 - 1992  (86 years)

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  • Name Francis Edward Nelson  [1, 2, 3
    Born 5 Mar 1906  Boone, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Business - Executive - Bamberger's and Macy's 
    Died 14 Dec 1992  Rahway, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Hazelwood Cem, Rahway, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I134  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2011 

    Father Charles E. Nelson,   b. 26 Jan 1881, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1970, Cedar Rapids, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Stella G. Hoffman,   b. 11 Jun 1881, Boone Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1966, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1904  Boone Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F3367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Blanche Nadine Snouffer,   b. 7 Apr 1908, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 2003, West Chester, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1931  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. Barbara Blanche Nelson,   b. 2 Jul 1932, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Sandra Alice Nelson,   b. 26 Mar 1938, Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1975, Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     3. Judith Betsy Nelson,   b. 27 Oct 1941, Rahway, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2011 16:01:32 
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Francis E. Nelson
    Francis E. Nelson
    Skyline Hotel, New York City (14 Mar 1987)

    Headstones
    Francis E. Nelson
    Francis E. Nelson
    Courtesy of www.Findagrave.com;
    edited by Wm. C. Snouffer

  • Notes 
    • In 1910 the census lists his father Charles E Nelson, 29, and wife of 5 years, Stella, 28, living with their son Francis E, 4, and widowed mother-in-law Sarah Hoffman, 61. 1910 U.S. Census, Boone City, Des Moines Twsp, Boone Cnty, IA (T 624, Roll 392, stamped p. 99).

      The 1920 census records his father Charles, 38, living with his wife Stella, 38, son Francis E, 13, and widowed mother-in-law Sara A [sic] Hoffman, 71. 1920 U.S. Census, Boone, Boone Cnty, IA (T 625, Roll 479, stamped p. 92).

      The Coe College Cosmos [Cedar Rapids, IA], p. 1 (16 Feb 1928), reported:
      "The Military Ball, the largest of the all-college dances of the social year, will be held tomorrow evening.... The dance is sponsored by the Coe unit of Scabbard and Blade, military fraternity....
      "The grand march led by the company commanders and the coed sponsors will follow the fifth dance. Lieut-Col Albert Patience ... will lead the march followed by ... Capt. Francis Nelson and Blanche Snouffer, of Company C...."

      The 1930 census shows that Francis had moved from Iowa to New York City. He was 24 yrs old, a "lodger" at the Iroquois Hotel, and was employed as a "silver" salesman. 1930 U.S. Census, Manhattan, New York City, NY (T 626, Roll 1559, stamped p. 129B).


      Obituary, The Gazette [Cedar Rapids, IA], p. 2 (16 Dec 1992):
      "Francis E. Nelson, 86, of Rahway, N.J., formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Monday [14 Dec] in a Rahway hospital.... Burial: Hazelwood Cemetery, Clark, N.J.
      "Survivors include his wife, Blanche Snouffer Nelson; two daughters, Dr. Barbara N. Pavan of Valley Forge, Pa., and Judith N. McCracken of Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
      "He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra S. Anthony.
      "Born in Boone [IA], Francis moved to Rahway in 1934. He was a graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids and did graduate work at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He was employed by the Gorham Co., New York City; Bamberger's Department Store, Newark; and later, R.H. Macy, New York City, for 26 years before retiring as senior executive in 1963.
      "Mr. Nelson was a 58-year member of Second Presbyterian Church, Rahway, where he served as a trustee, elder and teacher of the Upper Room Bible class. He was a director of the Full Gospel Businessman's Fellowship International and a founder and president of World Harvest Evangelism Inc., for which he led crusades in India for 30 years.
      "Mr. Nelson served on the board of governors of the Rahway Hospital and board of directors of the Rahway YMCA. He was treasurer of Rahway Republican City Committee and a member of the tennis team at the Ilderan Outing Club, Rahway."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Bertha Newens|, Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer, "Newens & Snouffer Family Records", (Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer; unpublished charts; created abt 1960; revised abt 1970; original charts possessed by Wm.C.Snouffer).

    2. [S42] Jewell - Snouffers|, Carol Snouffer Jewell, "Snouffer, Schnauffer, Newens of Germany, IA, 1523-1997" (Nov 1999), (Family Tree Maker, "World Family Tree," CD-ROM database (vol. 54, tree 2400), Cambridge, MA; The Learning Company, Inc. : 2000).

    3. [S88] Barbara Pavan|, Barbara Nelson Pavan, Email and other Reports, (Barbara Nelson Pavan, bpavan@verizon.net ).

    4. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary".

    5. [S5] Cedar Rapids Gazette|, Cedar Rapids Gazette, (Cedar Rapids, IA), 21 Feb 2003.