Individual Record 169

Name}   Nelson, Pamelia Elizabeth Family History} Hancock                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam    1863/1867 Place}   , Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Marr1: Date} Cir     1883/1886 Place}       (Link)
Marr2: Date} Exa 14 Feb 1903 Place} Jackson, Jackson, Michigan     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa              1942 Place} De Soto,   , Kansas
Burial: Date} Exa              1942 Place}  
 Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 110 = Newspapers
Source 2} 111 = Newspapers
Source 3} 109 = Prison recrd
Source 4} 1427=Marriage rec
Source 5} 708 = 1910 USA cen
Source 6} 886 = 1920 USA cen
Source 7} 798 = 1930 USA cen
Source 8} 1246=Letter
Source 9} 788 = Family history
Source 10} 
Parents: } John Nelson &   ?   Roland
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 190 = 137 Sixth Street, Detroit
      Occupation 1}  
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:    First} Williams, Theodore John (John T.)
              Second} Bird, Theodore L.
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:  In November 1899, Pernilla Williams was listed as the wife of Theodore Bird in Source 109.  At that time she was living with Myrtle Bird at 137 Sixth Street in Detroit.  We believe that the name Pernilla was mistakenly recorded and that, according to a family bible (per Source 1246), her actual name was Pamelia Elizabeth Nelson.

Pamelia had been the wife of Theodore Williams — based upon the two newspaper articles quoted below.

The Adrian Daily Times of 30 September 1899 (Source 111), reported that the "Sixth street home of Bird and Curtis was in a basement of two rooms, the front being used by [Theodore] Bird and his wife, the rear by [Theodore] Williams, his wife and four children".  Also, it reported that "Williams once told this neighbor that she was not married to her husband by whom she has had several children".

One month later, the Adrian Daily Times reported that "The woman now living with Bird was Williams' legal wife, and the woman who Williams was living with was a sister".

Source 708 and Source 798 indicate that she had 10 children total:  five with Theodore Williams and five with Theodore Bird.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}  
Confirm. Date}   Photo} None  
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
 Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 10 Feb  2013
Date Created}    9 Mar 1996
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