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George and Alma Nelson

Husband's Full Name:  George Nelson

Husband's Place of Birth:  Manfred, ND

Husband's Father's Name: Emil E. Nelson

Husband's Mother's Name: Olea Nelson

Husband's Siblings' Names: Anne, Emma,

Step Siblings – Helga Haug Ongstad, Inga Haug, Johnny Haug Nelson, Melvin Haug Nelson

Wife's Full Name:  Alma Dora Skaar Nelson

Wife’s Place of Birth:  Wells County, ND

Wife’s Father’s Name:  Ole Skaar

Wife’s Mother’s Name:  Dorothea Braaten

Wife’s Siblings’ Names:  Mabel Kuehl, Clara Newman, Anna Mattis, Hilda Fryer, Inga Esterholm, Conrad, Harold, Oscar, Thorvald

Children’s Names: Audrey Karen Nelson

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The homestead of Olea Telle Haug Nelson and Emil E. Nelson was located approximately 8 miles northeast of Manfred on the Township line. Their nearest neighbors were the Art Larson’s and the Solberg Brothers. George farmed there until 1956 when moved to Seattle, WA. The farm was sold to the Albrecht family in 1957.


Their daughter Audrey attended the Manfred school until 6th grade. She attended Pacific Lutheran University and became a nurse.  She has two sons, Stephen and Sean


Obituary – Alma Nelson

Alma Dora Nelson, 95, a resident of The Dalles, died Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at her home.


She was born on a homestead on May 27, 1912, the seventh of ten children to Ole and Dorothea (Braaten Skaar in Wells County, North Dakota. Alma was raised in Wells County, and married George Nelson on October 22, 1939 in Fessenden, ND. In 1956 she and George moved the family to Seattle, and in 1989 she moved to The Dalles.


A farmer with her husband, she was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church, and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed cooking, and had a job for Northwest Airlines as a cook. She was a member of the International Association of Machinists.


Her daughter, Audrey Nelson of The Dalles; sister, Mabel Kuehl of Federal Way, WA; grandchildren, Stephen Daggett of Madras, Sean Kangas of The Dalles; and numerous nieces and nephews, survives her. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband George, brothers Conrad, Harold, Oscar, Thorvald, and sisters, Anna Mattis, Hilda Fryer, Inga Esterholm, and Clara Newman.

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