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Lydia F. Creasy Nelson
1888 – 19—

Arthur F. Nelson
1886 – 1954

Marie Fredericka Nelson
1908 – 1959

Lydia F. Creasy NelsonArthur F. Nelson

Marie Frederica Nelson

Lydia F. Creasy Nelson was the only daughter of Ida Frederick and Nathaniel C. Creasy, and she was born in Catawissa Borough, Columbia County, PA. The census for 1910 shows Lydia as being a student in school. She married to Arthur F. Nelson, and their marriage was announced in the Democrat Sentinel on July 12, 1907.

Arthur was born April 12, 1886, in Philadelphia, PA, a son and one of seven children born to Emily V. and John S. Nelson. His parents emigrated here from Sweden in 1872, and his father was a naturalized citizen, who worked as a chemist. Although Arthur registered for both World Wars, he did not serve. The registrations for the world wars show a discrepancy as to his year of birth. The registration for WWI shows his date of birth as being in 1887; the registration for WWII shows his birthdate as being 1885.

The census for 1910 shows them living in Bloomsburg where they rented a home and Arthur worked as a chauffeur for a private family. To this marriage, one child was born:

  1. Marie Fredericka Nelson, b. 1908, d. 1959.

By the time of his registration in 1918, Arthur was working as a machinist for the American Car & Foundry Company. During this time they were living on Fourth Street in Catawissa Borough. By 1920, they were living in a rented home on East 2nd Street in Berwick, Columbia County. Their daughter Marie remained in Catawissa, living with her grandparents and attending school in the Catawissa school district. The census for 1930 shows them living back in Catawissa in the same house that Ida’s parents and grandparents had owned, and Arthur worked as a car mechanic. Their daughter also lived with them, and at this time she was unemployed. At this time, Arthur was working as an auto mechanic. In 1942 when Arthur registered for the Second World War, he was unemployed.

I was unable to find any other information as to Lydia’s demise, nor was I able to find further information on the life of their daughter Marie.

Pictures taken June 26, 2006.