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Edmond Nelson

Birthplace: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
Death: Died in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States
Cause of death: Heart Lesion
Place of Burial: Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Edmund Nelson and Amanda Jane Taylor
Husband of Ann Nelson
Father of Charles Smith Nelson; Mary Foster; Edmond Daniel Nelson; Price William Nelson; Hyrum Edgar Nelson and 3 others
Brother of Thomas Billington Nelson; Mary Jane Patten; Price William Nelson, Sr.; William Goforth Nelson; Joseph Smith Nelson and 7 others

Managed by: Della Dale Smith-Pistelli
Last Updated:

About Edmond Nelson

Edmond Nelson, one of the pioneers of Idaho Falls and the Snake River Valley, passed away at his home in this city last Friday evening, death being caused by heart lesion.

Mr. Nelson was born in Nauvoo, ILL. On May 29th 1842. At the time of the expulsion of the Mormon people from that city he moved with his parents to Mount Pisgah, a place where many of the people moved after the trouble at Nauvoo. He remained there for four years after which he and his parents crossed the plains and located in Alpine, UT. Shortly after arriving at Alpine his father died and the support of his aged mother rested on him. In 1860 Mr. Nelson drove by ox team to what was then known as Franklin, ID. The first place in the state to be permanently located. As Mr. Nelson drove the head team for the company of settlers. He was known as the first settler of the state of Idaho. After living there for a few years he moved to Idaho Falls where he has made his home ever since, something over seventeen years.

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Edmond Nelson's Timeline

May 29, 1842
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
March 12, 1863
Age 20
Peterson, Morgan County, Utah, United States
December 25, 1863
Age 21
Franklin, Oneida County, Idaho, United States
April 3, 1867
Age 24
Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States
August 14, 1871
Age 29
Franklin, Franklin County, ID, USA
December 14, 1874
Age 32
Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States
October 25, 1880
Age 38
Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States
March 11, 1883
Age 40
Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States
April 6, 1887
Age 44
Lago, Caribou County, Idaho, United States
May 4, 1899
Age 56
Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho, United States