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Mary Jeannett Nelson (Bradt)

Also Known As: "Mary Bradt Hogan"
Birthplace: Northport, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States
Death: Died in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
Cause of death: Complications of arterial sclerosis
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sheldon Elisha Bradt and Hanora Bradt
Wife of Sylvester S. Hogan and Dr. Anton N. Nelson
Mother of Janet Nelson; Peg Nelson; Gaylord A. Nelson, U.S. Senator and Stannard K. Nelson
Sister of Eugene O. Bradt

Occupation: Registered nurse
Managed by: Private User
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About Mary B. Nelson

Gaylord Nelson spent his youth steeped in the political and natural landscape of northern Wisconsin. His mother, a homemaker and trained nurse, taught him about the region's flora and fauna.

The Nelsons opened their home to those in trouble. It wasn't unusual to have an extra child living with the family for a time, as respite from an abusive parent or other problem in the home.


  1. Dr. Anton N. Nelson and Mary B. Nelson, parents of Gaylord Nelson. Dr Nelson was a physician in Clear Lake, Wisconsin. Nov. 1948
  2. Growing up in Clear Lake
  3. The Man From Clear Lake: Earth Day Founder Senator Gaylord Nelson. By Bill Christofferson. Page 22-25.
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Mary B. Nelson's Timeline

June 25, 1882
Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States
December 1903
Age 21
October 10, 1910
Age 28
Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States
Age 31
Wisconsin, United States
Age 32
Wisconsin, United States
June 4, 1916
Age 33
Clear Lake, Polk, Wisconsin, United States
June 4, 1918
Age 35
Wisconsin, United States
June 1960
Age 77
Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States