Verne Nelson (1921 - 1996)

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Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming

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Wayne Leroy Hamilton  Nelson

Wayne Leroy Hamilton Nelson

Hubert E Nelson

Hubert E Nelson

Lavona Nelson Francis and Lloyd B. Nelson

Lavona Nelson Francis and Lloyd B. Nelson

Darrell Wayne (Johnson ) Nelson

Darrell Wayne (Johnson ) Nelson

Hubert E Nelson

Hubert E Nelson

Wayne L Nelson Family

Wayne L Nelson Family

Rhonda Carol (Nelson ) Parsneau

Rhonda Carol (Nelson ) Parsneau

Darrell Wayne (Johnson ) Nelson

Darrell Wayne (Johnson ) Nelson

Wayne L Nelson

Wayne L Nelson

Wayne Leroy Hamilton Nelson

Wayne Leroy Hamilton Nelson

Bettie and Hubert E Nelson

Bettie and Hubert E Nelson

Barry Nelson and Jenny O'Hara

Barry Nelson and Jenny O'Hara

Barry Nelson

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Barry Nelson Wayne Leroy Hamilton  Nelson Hubert E Nelson Lavona Nelson Francis and Lloyd B. Nelson

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1921 - In the year that Verne Nelson was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

1927 - By the time this person was only 6 years old, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

1937 - At the age of 16 years old, Verne was alive when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

1940 - This person was 19 years old when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

1996 - In the year of Verne Nelson's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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Verne Nelson died on November 22, 1996 at age 75. No cause of death has been entered. Verne was born on October 28, 1921. We have no information about Verne's family or relationships. We know that Verne Nelson had been residing in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming.

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