WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
REX & CLEO NELSON HOME
St. George, Utah
LOCATION359 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
HISTORYRex & 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.
Euphemia "Famie" Miles Nelson Whipple Prince
BIOGRAPHYRex & Cleo Nelson Family Click here.
WCHS-01402 North side of the 300 East block on 100 South on 3/6/2012 looking northwest
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