Dennis NELSON

Dennis NELSON

Male 1897 - 1974  (76 years)

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  • Name Dennis NELSON 
    Born 25 Jul 1897  Wakonda, Clay, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Ancestor Interest MEDIUM 
    Descendant Interest MEDIUM 
    Reference Number 246 
    _UID 2AE9520D60724CA387F4A7999CEA6E785AD2 
    Died 12 Feb 1974 
    Buried Riverview Cemetery, Centerville, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1676  Our Blended Family
    Last Modified 6 May 2012 

    Father Jorgen NIELSEN,   b. 30 Apr 1842, Sonderager, Stenderup, Vorling Sogn, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1906, Wakonda, Clay, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Ellen Maria Frederikke Ibsen HERMANSEN,   b. 9 Aug 1858, Vejrup, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1930, Vermillion, Clay, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1883 
    Family ID F523  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Esther Mae OVERGAARD,   b. 18 Feb 1896, Centerville, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1964, Centerville, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1920  Yankton, Yankton, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ||They farmed in the Spink community of South Dakota and later north of Centerville.
    Children 
     1. Delmer Chris NELSON,   b. 23 Dec 1923, Centerville, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1962, Yankton, Yankton, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ethel Edna OVERGAARD,   b. 18 Feb 1896, Centerville, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969, Centerville, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1968 
    • ||Dennis and Ethel have a summer home at Centerville, and a winter home at Sun City, Arizona. They have made many trips across the United States with different trailers, as is indicated by the large maps that Dennis maintains marking the various trips with colored pencils. In Sun City there is much fellowship with the couples owning trailers. They take trips in caravans for fishing, sight-seeing, etc., and in Sun City they have monthly pot-luck dinners. While in Arizona, they see Dennis' grandchildren often, who life with their mother in nearby Tempe. The three children are each doing well in school; Tom at the University of Arizona at Tucson, Debbie in high school, and Bruce in the lower grades. Tom has been elected to the all western college conference first team in football. As Sanna prepared her 1964 Three J's From Denmark, Dennis with a load in his car, and another load of fans from Centerville, were attending an Arizona-Iowa State football game in Ames. Tom says of his grandpa: "He's the best and most loyal fan the wildcats have."
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jul 1897 - Wakonda, Clay, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverview Cemetery, Centerville, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Dennis homesteaded near Sheridan, Wyoming in 1917, and Dennis and Esther spent their honeymoon there. He served in the Engineer Corps of the U.S. Army during World War I in France. Dennis operated a cabinet shop in California for a while. In the 1960s his latest active business was the operation of a seed and feed store in Madison, South Dakota, where they had a home on the banks of Lake Herman. He owned farm property near Centerville, and spent the summers there, and the winters in a new home in Sun City, Arizona.


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