Oscar A Nelson
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/11/2009 at 15:57:12
Oscar A Nelson is accounted on of the enterprising merchants of Boone, where he is now engaged in business as a member of the McCune Shoe Company. He has always lived in the Mississippi valley, his birth having occurred in Rockford, Illinois, November 3, 1868, his parents being A T and Ellen (Anderson) Nelson, both of whom were natives of Sweden, and emigrated to the United States in the spring of 1868. After landing in America they made their way westward to Rockford, Illinois, and in the spring of 1869 they came to Boone. The father is a tailor by trade, but after many years connection with that business in now living retired in Boone. Unto him and his wife have been born seven children, but only three are yet living, namely: Oscar A, Theodore E and George W. those who have passed away are Emma, Charles A and Edith and William, the last named dying in infancy.
Mr Nelson whose name introduces this record, was only a few months old when brought by his parents to Boone. At the usual age he entered the public schools, where he acquired an education that fitted him for life’s practical and responsible duties. Entering upon his business career, he was employed in the capacity of a salesman in several stores in the town, and in 1887 he began clerking for C A McCune, a retail shoe dealer. In 1900 a partnership was formed between Mr McCune, J K Elwell and Oscar A Nelson, under the firm style of the McCune Shoe Company. This business has constantly been enlarged to meet the growing demand of the trade and the enterprise is a very profitable one.
IN 1896 occurred the marriage of Mr Nelson and Agnes G Zandell, a daughter of the late Alfred Zandell, and their union has been blessed with one daughter, Eloise G. Mr and Mrs Nelson hold membership in the Swedish Evangelical Mission church and take very active interest in its work. They are prominent and well known people of Boone, enjoying the high regard of many friends and the hospitality of the best homes of the city is extended to them.
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