Home at 359 East 100 South

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

REX & CLEO NELSON HOME

St. George, Utah

LOCATION

359 East 100 South
St. George, UT 84770
Telephone 92-J                           in the 1941 telephone book     (Mrs. Famie Nelson)
Telephone ORchard 3-3346     in the 1958 telephone book     (J. L. Whipple)
Telephone ORchard 3-3346     in the 1961 telephone book     (J. L. Whipple)

37° 6' 24.22" North Latitude,   113° 34' 32.85" West Longitude
2,721 feet MSL


DESCRIPTION

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HISTORY

Rex & Cleo Nelson raised their family in this home. It was owned by Rex's mother, Euphemia "Famie" Miles Nelson Whipple Prince. Famie lived in the east side of the house and Rex & Cleo's family lived in the west side.

Until the mid-1950s, the lot to the east of this home (to 400 East) was vacant excpept for a small wooden garage. The garage was removed sometime around 1952. Rex Nelson raised over 200 chickens on that vacant lot. One summer during the late 1940s, there was a flash flood and the chickens drowned. All those dead chickens floating in knee-deep water with a baking sun overhead left quite a stinking mess.

Famie Nelson had an area of white grapes near the east side of the home. Those were really good grapes.

There was a small laundry building just north of the northeast corner of the home. It held a washing machine. The laundry was then hung on a clothesline on the western side of that building.

Owners:
Euphemia "Famie" Miles Nelson Whipple Prince


BIOGRAPHY

Rex & Cleo Nelson Family Click here.


PHOTOS

West part of the south side
WCHS-01414     West part of the south side in 1948
        East part of the south side
        WCHS-01415     East part of the south side in 1958

West and south sides
WCHS-01359     West and south sides in 1945
        East side
        WCHS-01416     East side around 1963

Neighborhood around the Rex Nelson home
Adapted from WCHS-01362 and WCHS-00877
        Garage on the east side
        WCHS-01413     Garage on the east side in 1947

North side of the 300 East block on 100 South
WCHS-01402     North side of the 300 East block on 100 South on 3/6/2012 looking northwest

Home at 359 East 100 South
WCHS-01405     Looking northnortheast on 3/6/2012
        Home at 359 East 100 South
        WCHS-01406     Looking northnorthwest on 3/6/2012

Other WCHS photos:
WCHS-01380     Photo of Cleo Nelson, Beverly Nelson, and Clark Nelson in front of the Nelson home
WCHS-01387     Photo of Larry and Clark Nelson in front of the Nelson home
WCHS-01410     Photo of a group of Nelson relatives in front of the Nelson home
WCHS-01411     Photo of a group of Nelson female relatives in front of the Nelson home


REFERENCES

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