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Robert Archibald NELLSON

Robert Archibald NELLSON

Male 1915 - 1991  (76 years)

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  • Name Robert Archibald NELLSON  [1
    • Robert's middle name came from Elmer Archibald, a family friend and a buyer for Thompson's Spa. [1]
    Born 18 Jul 1915  Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 12 Jan 1920  11 Chamberlain Terrace, Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Household includes: Helen (30), Robert (4), Richard (3), & brother Edmund F. Freeman (22). Neither Helen, a widow, nor Edmund, a recently returned veteran, list an occupation.
    Census 01 Apr 1930  11 Chamberlain Terrace, Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Household includes: Helen (40), Robert (14), Richard (13), & 3 boarders.
    Event-Misc 1947  [6
    • formed the Nellson Agency in 1947, an advertising marketing firm focused on use of the telephone yellow pages as the advertising vehicle.
    Died 14 Dec 1991  FL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • cancer
    Buried At sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Following the death of his wife Jean on 26 Dec 2002, their ashes were scattered at sea in accordance with their wishes.
    Person ID I208  Cartwright
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2012 

    Father Lewis Taylor NELLSON,   b. 10 May 1888, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1918, Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Mother Helen Marion FREEMAN,   b. 05 Jun 1889, Follen Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 1942, Waltham Hospital, Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1914  First Congregational Church, Wareham, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet

    Family Jean Ester LEWIS,   b. 09 Apr 1919, Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 2002, Tequesta, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 06 Dec 1941  [7
    Children 
     1. R.L. NELLSON
     2. C.A. NELLSON
     3. D.T. NELLSON
    Photos
    John Anton Kollar IV - Annapolis Graduate
    John Anton Kollar IV - Annapolis Graduate
    Tracy, John, & Cathy Mariacher; John, Kate, & Tim Kollar
    Family ID F127  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Fred, Dick & Bob Nellson (1922)
    Fred, Dick & Bob Nellson (1922)
    Lucy, Ted, Edmund Freeman & Bob & Dick Nellson (1927)
    Lucy, Ted, Edmund Freeman & Bob & Dick Nellson (1927)
    I would like to point out that the individual in his birthday suit is my older brother Edmund. Where photographs of living relatives are not normally included without their permission, this photo is considered "payback."
    Camp Waziyata, Bob & Dick Nellson (1929)
    Camp Waziyata, Bob & Dick Nellson (1929)
    Richard & Virginia Nellson Wedding
    Richard & Virginia Nellson Wedding
    Harold Percy, Jean, Virginia Percy, Richard Nellson & Robert Nellson
    Grandma Donovan meets great grandson Robert
    Grandma Donovan meets great grandson Robert
    Robert Archibald Nellson 1915-1991
    Mary Elizabeth (Cartwright) (Freeman) Donovan 1869-1947
    R.L. Nellson
    Edmund Frederic Freeman 1897-1986
    Robert Archibald Nellson (1948)
    Robert Archibald Nellson (1948)
    b. 1915, d. 1991
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Bob and the Catch-of-the Day
    Bob and the Catch-of-the Day
    720 lbs of marlin
    Robert Archibald Nellaon (1987)
    Robert Archibald Nellaon (1987)
    b. 1915, d. 1991
    The Camp Waziyata Nellsons (1929)
    The Camp Waziyata Nellsons (1929)
    Bob (14), Hellen (40), and Dick (12) Nellson: These were the good years. Helen was healthy, the camp was expanding, the boys were contributing, and the disastrous Cape Cod hurricanes were years away.

    Bob Nellson 1915-1991; Helen (Freeman) Nellson 1889-1942; Dick Nellson 1917-1998

    Documents
    Bob Nelson Retires - October 1980
    Bob Nelson Retires - October 1980
    Monroe Golf Club, Rochester NY
    Letters to The Editor (Jean Nellson) - Reagan Was Right on Grenada Move
    Letters to The Editor (Jean Nellson) - Reagan Was Right on Grenada Move
    Background: Invasion of Granada

    On March 13, 1979 the New Jewel Movement under Maurice Bishop launched a revolution against the government of Granada to establish a people's provisional government. The Bishop government suspended the constitution, banned all other political parties, and began to rule by decree. They quickly aligned themselves with Cuba and other communist governments and began a military build-up on the island.

    On October 13, 1983, a faction led by Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard seized power illegally and Bishop was placed under house arrest. Mass protests against the action allowed Bishop to escape and reassert his authority as the head of the government. He was eventually captured and murdered along with several government officials loyal to him. The army then took over, placed the Governor-General, Paul Scoon, under house arrest, and announced a four-day total curfew where anyone seen on the streets would be subject to summary execution.

    The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) appealed to the United States, Barbados, and Jamaica for assistance in part because the U.S. government had already decided to take military action. As reasons, U.S. officials cited the murder of Bishop, general political instability in a country near its own borders, and the safety of American medical students at St. George's University on Grenada.

    The invasion on October 25th and subsequent fighting involved some 7,000 U.S. troops along with 300 troops from the OECS. Well-prepared and well-positioned, the defenders put up stubborn resistance. However, the total naval and air superiority of the invading forces proved to be significant advantages for the invading forces.

    The invasion enjoyed broad public support in the United States as well as in segments of the population in Grenada. October 25th is a national holiday in Grenada, called Thanksgiving Day, to commemorate this event. Conversely, the invasion was criticized by the United Kingdom, Trinidad & Tobago, and Canada. Approximately 100 people lost their lives.

  • Sources 
    1. [S50] 1920 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Middlesex, Waltham, ED 492, sht 13A, dwl 227, fam 264; Helen Nellson household data accessed July 2000..

    2. [S70] Social Security Death Index, Compiler: Ancestry.com, (The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, 2005), Robert L.Nellson, no. 012-12-8745. Accessed by DV Freeman October 2005..

    3. [S1] Freeman Family Records, Lucy Freeman Birthday Book (Donna Freeman).

    4. [S50] 1920 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Middlesex, Waltham, ED 492, sht 13A, dwl 227, fam 264; Helen Nellam (sic) household data accessed July 2000..

    5. [S51] 1930 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Middlesex, Waltham, ED 496, sht 6A, dwl 102, fam 119, Nellson household. Accessed Jul 2000.

    6. [S62] Nellson/Lewis family contact, Robert L. Nellson, e-mail message to DV Freeman, 30 May 2005..

    7. [S1] Freeman Family Records.



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