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Ethel R. Hudson Nelson 1891-1950


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 4/6/2011 at 23:41:13

Funeral Services Saturday for Mrs. N. H. Nelson
Funeral services for Mrs. N. H. Nelson of Pocahontas Point on West Okoboji Lake were conducted from the Sternborg Funeral Home at Estherville at two o’clock Saturday afternoon. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery there.

Mrs. Nelson died at Holy Family Hospital in Estherville Wednesday afternoon, June 28, after an illness of four years during which time she had been hospitalized many times. She was in University Hospital for four months during the winter of 1948-49. She had been confined to her bed at home since January 10 of this year until her last six days when she was in the Estherville Hospital.

Mrs. Nelson was born at Toledo, Iowa, May 10, 1891 and in her early years, she with the family moved to Estherville where her father, the late Rev. Richard Hudson was pastor of the Methodist Church until his death, during his pastorate there. She attended the Estherville schools and after her schooling was employed by the Bell Telephone Company as chief night operator at Mason City and later at Pocahontas. While working at Pocahontas, she married N. H. Nelson of that place on December 25, 1912, and they lived there until 1918 when they moved to Spencer. They later lived in Des Moines and from there they came to their summer home at Pocahontas Point and made it a permanent home where they have lived since.

Mrs. Nelson was a member of the Methodist Church of Estherville. She was intensely interested in Red Cross work and did much knitting and other work during both World Wars. Until her health began to fail, she was interested in the out of doors and sport activities in which she participated.

She is survived by her husband, three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Seevers [Sievers] and Mrs. Maude Dayton of Estherville and Mrs. Will McAdams of Pomona Park, Florida, and three brothers, Harold Hudson of Brooklyn, N.Y., Herbert Hudson of Saint Paul, Minn. and Howard Hudson of Tracy, Minn.

Friends from out of town who attended the funeral came from Pocahontas, Omaha and Spencer and many other towns near here. (Spirit Lake Beacon, Spirit Lake, IA, July 13, 1950)


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