NELSON, Charles Laurence

Male 1883 - 1977  (93 years)


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  • Name NELSON, Charles Laurence 
    Born 22 Sep 1883  Sturgeon Bay, Door, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jun 1977  Malibu, Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 15 Jun 1977  Evergreen Cem, El Centro,Imperial CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Block 3, Lot 48, Grave 3
    Person ID I110  Banta Family
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2012 

    Father NELSON, Charles Laurence Sr.,   b. Abt 1846, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1883  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Mother COLEMAN, Eliza Bunker,   b. Abt 1848, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1871  [4
    Family ID F241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BANTA, Myra Elizabeth,   b. 28 Mar 1892, Mesa, Maricopa, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1969, Malibu, Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 10 Jul 1917  Sturgeon Bay, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1. Myra and Charles married after he had enlisted in the Army and shortly before being sent to France. The winters were too cold and she came back out to California, probably staying with her parents in Imperial and teaching there for 2 or 3 years. Charles came back to Imperial for a short time in 1919. Myra had tought in Los Angeles before marrying, and returned there to teach in the early 1920’s. (Charles R. Nelson ltr 5 Apr 1995)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1. Possible ref: "Colemans and Bunkers" Charles' mother was related to Benjamin Franklin's mother (Folger?). HSB

      2. First person to enlist in Sturgeon’s Bay’s Company F of the Wisconsin National Guard. Commissioned 2nd Lt USA, October 1917; served in France 1917-19 as billeting officer arranging troop housing in French villages.

      Discharged as Second Lieutenant, of Infantry, 5 April 1919 at Presidio of San Francisco, CA. No battles, engagements, skirmishes - No medals - No wound chevrons - Two gold service chevrons - No travel pay.

      Honorable Discharge registered at Door Co, WI, Register’s Office, 29 September,1919, Vol. 1 of Honorable Discharges, page 284 (84?).

      3. Nephew: Charles R. (Bob) Nelson, 679 Cottonwood Circle, Laredo TX 78041, 956-723-6266 (2000)
      4. Resided Catalina St, Los Angeles. Later built home at 6734 Zumirez Dr. on Pt.Dume, Malibu, CA. Built new home on adjacent lot, 6744 Zumirez where he and Myra lived the remainder of their lives. Bill and Leone Stevenson reside there (2000).
      5. Charles’ relatives: Charlotte Holcomb, Dulzura, CA; Martha Goodwin, San Diego; Natalia Kelley, Fayetteville, AR; Col. Charles R. Nelson, Laredo, TX; Theodore Swanson, East Troy, WI; John Swanson, Spruce Pine, NC. [5]

  • Sources 
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