History: Effie Druscilla Nelson

Effie Drusiclla Nelson was born 4 April 1898 in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States to Jens Rosenquist Nelson, age 37, and Elsa Nelson, age 38. She was the 8th of 8 children, and the 4th of 4 daughters, born to the couple. Her older siblings are: Nels Rosenquist, who was born 24 December 1882; Anna Rosenquist, who was born 7 July 1884; Hanna Rosenquist, who was born 4 October 1886; John Rosenquist, who was born 10 July 1888; Edward Rosenquist, born 6 October 1891; and Ella Karn, born 31 January 1897. All of them, except Ella Karn, were born in Efveröd and Ella Karn was born in Pleasant Grove. Sadly, Hanna Rosenquist died when she was 2 months 28 days old on 1 January 1877 and Ella Karn died when she was 5 months 30 days old on 30 July 1897.

Effie Druscilla was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when she was 8 years old on 30 June 1906.

On 1 September 1909, when Effie Druscilla was 11 years old, she was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, Jens Rosenquist Nelson, age 49, and Elsa Nelson, age 51, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City.

When Effie Druscilla was 16 years old, her brother, Nels Rosenquist, died at the age of 31 on 21 August 1914 in Pleasant Grove.

Effie Druscilla married Oren David Blackhurst when she was 24 years old on 7 March 1923 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Oren David was 26 years old at the time. 

On 3 June 1924, when Effie Druscilla was 26 years old, she gave birth to her first child, a son, in Salt Lake City. They named him William Nelson.

Effie Druscilla’s mother died at the age of 72 on 13 March 1931 in Pleasant Grove. Effie Druscilla was 32 years old at the time.

When Effie Druscilla was 34 years old, she gave birth to a daughter, Anna Beth, on 22 May 1932 in Utah.

On 2 August 1937, when Effie Druscilla was 39 years old, her brother John Rosenquist died at the age of 49 in Pleasant Grove.

Anna Rosenquist died at the age of 58 on 23 November 1942 in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. Effie Druscilla was 44 years old at the time of her sister’s death.

To Be Continued…

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