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Elizabeth Ursula Nelson (1887 - 1959)

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Elizabeth Ursula Nelson
1887 - 1959
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1887
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1959
Oakl, Australia
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Oakl, Australia
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Elizabeth Ursula Nelson was born in 1887. She is the child of Charles Craw Nelson and Bessie Hawkins Nelson. She died in 1959 in Oakl, Australia at 72 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Elizabeth Ursula Nelson died in 1959 in Oakl, Australia at 72 years old. She was born in 1887. She is the child of Charles Craw Nelson and Bessie Hawkins Nelson.
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In 1887, in the year that Elizabeth Ursula Nelson was born, on May 9th, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show opened in London. Founded in 1883, the show was attended - twice - by Queen Victoria and adored by audiences who thrilled to his fanciful acts portraying life in the "Wild West."

In 1897, Elizabeth was merely 10 years old when on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1924, by the time she was 37 years old, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1930, at the age of 43 years old, Elizabeth was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1959, in the year of Elizabeth Ursula Nelson's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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