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Tillman NELSON

Romsdal Cemetery
Lincoln County,
South Dakota

Tillman 1896 - 1991
Selma 1901 - 2002

Tillman Nelson was born Feb. 7,1896, to parents Marius and Thea Nelson on the family farm in Lincoln County Lin¬coln Township, seven miles north and one east of Beresford. In 1918 he served in World War I, being stationed in France. Upon his arrival home, he found that his father and two brothers Henry and Edwin had died during the flu epidemic, that took many lives that year. He continued to live on the family farm, until 1924 when he married Selma Sather, daughter of Edw. and Ida Sather and they set up housekeep¬ing on the farm a mile west of the old home place. They built the house and other buildings on the farm where they have lived since their marriage and which is still their home. They both attended Plain View District #4 School and are members of Romsdal Lutheran Church. The Nelsons have two daughters, Janet (Mrs. Robert Elliott) who lives in Sioux Falls and Shirley (Mrs. Ray Lowe) who live in Indianapolis, Ind. They have three grandchildren, Rick and Lorie Lowe, and Tamara Rule. Mr. Nelson was one of the original organizers of the Lincoln-Union Electric Co. in Alcester and served on the board of directors for many years. He was also a supervisor on the Lincoln County Soil Conservation board for 28 years. He served as a director on the Farmers Co-op Elevator board in Beresford for a number of years and held various offices on the Lincoln Township board and on the board of the Pioneer School District #36. Mrs. Nelson attended Augustana College while it was located in Canton and graduated from Eastern Normal School in Madison, S.D., in 1918. She taught school in Lin¬coln, Beadle, Union Counties until her marriage. She has been a member of the Romsdal Ladies Aid since her marriage and has been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Beresford since 1931. (Source: The History of Lincoln County, SD 1985, page 579

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Submitted: 9/30/11 • Approved: 9/30/11 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R133739-G133739-S3

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