Gazlay Family History
 

FamilyRoy Nelson

Parents

FatherHarry Nelson ( - )
MotherMary Tobias ( - )

Personal Information

Record Created: 16 June 2010; Last Edited: 16 June 2010 
NameRoy Nelson
GenderMale
Born 26 June 1894 in Prentice, Price County, Wisconsin1, 2, 3
Married 1 August 1918 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut to Clarissa ‘Clara’ Clark (born Douglass)4
Died 6 June 1948 in Rocky Hill, Hartford County, Connecticut3
Buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut2, 3

Biography

Roy served in the Coast Artillery Corps, Fifth Company as a corporal during World War I, and as a private first class in Company E, 118th Quartermaster Corps of the National Guard during World War II. He belonged to the John Coleman Prince post, American Legion, in New London, Connecticut. Roy was a member of the Huntington Street Baptist Church, also in New London. He was a truck driver for Pequot Coal Company, and previously employed at the Fort Trumbull branch of the University of Connecticut in the maintenance department.3

His World War II draft registration card dated 27 April 1942 indicates that he was in the U. S. Coast Guard at the Custom House, Bank Street, New London, Connecticut.5

Family

Spouse 1FamilyClarissa ‘Clara’ Clark (born Douglass) (daughter of _____ Douglass and Elizabeth Chapel)
Born 12 November 1897 in East Lyme, New London County, Connecticut
Married 1 August 1918 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut to Roy Nelson
Died 17 May 1972 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
  
Children of Roy Nelson and Clarissa ‘Clara’ Clark (born Douglass):
  
+1.FamilyJohn Lute Nelson
Born 21 June 1921 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut
Married to Ruby E. _____
Died 28 July 1961 in Preston, Montville, Connecticut
  
+2.FamilyHarrietta Mary ‘Harriet’ Nelson
Born 13 January 1924 in New London, New London County, Connecticut
Married ca. 1941 to Charles Hudson Obday, Jr.
Married 2 April 1960 in New London, New London County, Connecticut to Elmer Oliver Hannaford
Married 13 May 1961 in New London, New London County, Connecticut to Asa Douglas Oliver
Died 27 October 1986 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
  
3.FamilyRaymond Nelson
Born 13 February 1925 in Michigan
Died 15 August 1988 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
  
4.FamilyTheodore E. Nelson
Born 6 March 1929
Died 12 April 1989 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts
  

Sources

  1. Index of Births, Wisconsin Births 1820-1907, available at ancestry.com: Roy Nelson, 26 Jun 1894, Price County. [Roy is the twin of Ray (Harry) Nelson]
  2. Headstone, Comstock Cemetery, Montville, Connecticut, Nelson: Roy 1894-1948, Clara 1897-1972
  3. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Roy Nelson, 7 June 1948. The obituary lists his birth year as 1893 which is believed to be incorrect since several other sources list the year as 1894.
  4. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1918-00000096, marriage of Roy Nelson and Clara Clark
  5. Draft Registration Card, World War II, Roy Nelson, Serial Number U3023