I found an obit for an Etta M. Nelson and wanted to send it to a family tree. I was unable to find one doing a simple search so I created a fake tree hoping that I would get a hint from Ancestry.com, but I still have not found a family tree for the Obit. I am posting a query with the information I have in hopes that someone will recognize the people.
Obituary in 1873 newspaper:
(Henrietta) Etta M. Nelson
age 30yr 3mo 17days
birth estimate: 8 Mar 1843
died 25 June 1873
at Silver Lake, Kosciusko, Indiana, USA
widow of the late Capt. Harry H. Nelson
of Kendallville (Indiana)
Link to newspaper where Obit was found.
Kendallville, Noble County Ind
July 2, 1873
Kendallville Standard - Jul 2, 1873
Page 3 Col 6http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=XOE35tnTnDYC&dat=1...
Harry H Nelson Info in Pension Request card.
U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files,
Name: Harry H Nelson
Widow: Henrietta Nelson
Roll Number: T288_346
Comments: Chas F. Nelson, (Gdn.)
Date Class Application No.
6 Sept 1869 Invalid 147.671
14 Feb 1870 Widow 184.157
7 Jul 1873 Minor 210.211
Widow: Nelson, Henrietta
Minor: Nelson, Chas F. (Gdn) [not sure of letters]
E, 100 Ind. Inf.
According to this card three pension applications were made.
The first was by Harry because he was invalid
The second was by his wife Henrietta as the widow
The third was by the son or grandson Chas F. because prior to
the 7 Jul 1873 date Henrietta (Etta) died (see below).
There is also a card of Harry H Nelson's discharge from service with the rank of Capt.
On the card is the E 100 Ind. Inf. which was mentioned on the Pension card.
Regiment Name Expanded: 100th Regiment, Indiana Infantry