Nielsen Hayden genealogy

Ena Dawn Nielsen

Female 1992 -  (26 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Ena Dawn Nielsen was born 26 Aug 1992, San Francisco, San Francisco, California (daughter of Matthew Crandall Nielsen and Katherine Lucille Lawton).

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Matthew Crandall Nielsen was born 21 Jun 1958, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona (son of Victor Louis Nielsen, Jr. and Barbara Jean Crandall).

    Matthew — Katherine Lucille Lawton. Katherine (daughter of Joseph Howard Lawton and Dawn H. Socia) was born Abt 1964. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Katherine Lucille Lawton was born Abt 1964 (daughter of Joseph Howard Lawton and Dawn H. Socia).
    Children:
    1. 1. Ena Dawn Nielsen was born 26 Aug 1992, San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
    2. Asael Victor Nielsen was born 17 Apr 1996, California.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Victor Louis Nielsen, Jr.Victor Louis Nielsen, Jr. was born 25 Apr 1927, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska (son of Victor Louis Nielsen, Sr. and Hazel Ethel Coston); died 15 May 1985, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried , Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

    Notes:

    US Navy, just after World War II.

    Victor married Barbara Jean Crandall 31 Oct 1949, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Barbara (daughter of Paul Leslie Crandall and Barbara Allen) was born 3 Jun 1926, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Barbara Jean CrandallBarbara Jean Crandall was born 3 Jun 1926, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona (daughter of Paul Leslie Crandall and Barbara Allen).
    Children:
    1. Ericka Joyce Nielsen was born 2 Jan 1955, Chamberlain, Brule, South Dakota.
    2. Teresa Barbara Nielsen was born 21 Mar 1956, Chamberlain, Brule, South Dakota.
    3. Victor Louis Nielsen, III was born 7 Apr 1957, Chamberlain, Brule, South Dakota.
    4. 2. Matthew Crandall Nielsen was born 21 Jun 1958, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    5. Paul Mitchell Nielsen was born 16 Apr 1960, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

  3. 6.  Joseph Howard Lawton was born 26 Nov 1921, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York (son of William Lawton and Julia Shay); died 15 May 2000, Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried , National Memorial Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.

    Joseph married Dawn H. Socia 14 Jun 1947, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York. Dawn (daughter of Clarence Socia and Lucille V. Leamy) was born 9 Jan 1924; died 26 Mar 2014; was buried , National Memorial Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Dawn H. Socia was born 9 Jan 1924 (daughter of Clarence Socia and Lucille V. Leamy); died 26 Mar 2014; was buried , National Memorial Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.
    Children:
    1. 3. Katherine Lucille Lawton was born Abt 1964.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Victor Louis Nielsen, Sr.Victor Louis Nielsen, Sr. was born 20 Oct 1893, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska (son of Martin Wilhelm Nielsen and Frederikke Marie Kirstine Pedersen); died 5 Oct 1979, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried , Green Acres, Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona.

    Notes:

    Battlefield ambulance driver, World War I. Also known as George.

    Victor married Hazel Ethel Coston 31 May 1926, Kountz Memorial Lutheran Church, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska. Hazel (daughter of John Mitchell Coston and Viteline Joubert) was born 29 Jun 1898, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska; died 24 Jan 1970, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried , Green Acres, Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Hazel Ethel CostonHazel Ethel Coston was born 29 Jun 1898, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska (daughter of John Mitchell Coston and Viteline Joubert); died 24 Jan 1970, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried , Green Acres, Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona.
    Children:
    1. 4. Victor Louis Nielsen, Jr. was born 25 Apr 1927, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska; died 15 May 1985, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried , Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    2. Joyce Nova Nielsen was born 21 Nov 1928, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska; died 21 Jan 1990, St Louis, St Louis, Missouri.
    3. Mitchell Frederic Nielsen was born 17 Mar 1930, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska; died 6 Sep 2017, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.

  3. 10.  Paul Leslie CrandallPaul Leslie Crandall was born 28 Nov 1901, Safford, Graham, Arizona (son of Myron Marcellus Crandall and Clara Mabel Packer); died 26 Aug 1987, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried , Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

    Paul married Barbara Allen 16 Jun 1924, Gilbert, Maricopa, Arizona. Barbara (daughter of John Seymour Allen and Barbara Ann Phelps) was born 5 Oct 1903, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died 12 Feb 2003, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried , Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Barbara AllenBarbara Allen was born 5 Oct 1903, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona (daughter of John Seymour Allen and Barbara Ann Phelps); died 12 Feb 2003, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried , Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

    Notes:

    Barbara Allen Crandall, in her own words, written 1995:

    I was born in the two-room house on the 20 acre farm at the southwest corner of Stapley and Broadway in Mesa, the fourth child of Barbara and John Seymour. I was three when we moved to the Lamb Ranch.

    My first five years of school were in Mesa, then in 1915 we moved to the ranch south of Gilbert and I started school there. Dad had a large dairy, 40 to 60 cows, so when I was in the eighth grade, I was milking ten cows every night and morning and riding my little mare to school with neither saddle nor bridle.

    My eighth and ninth grade years I went to Chandler. I started at Tempe Normal in 1921 and in 1923 graduated and began teaching in Ocotillo. I married Paul Crandall in 1924. Paul rented an 80-acre farm from George Lewis for two years, but the farm depression was severe and he went broke both years. Paul held down various jobs during the depression--drove an ice truck, Mesa city street sprinkler, fuel and feed sales, bought a service station, delivered Union Oil, supervised county highways and then went back to farming, his true love, with his brother Lee.

    I held church positions from 12 years of age when I was secretary of the Primary. I taught various classes then was called to the Primary Stake Board before I was married, where I served for 20 years, ending as Stake President. I had one daughter and five sons during those years.

    In 1943 I went back to teaching to help out for a year or so during World War II. I retired 27 years later. During this time I was MIA president six years, Junior Gleaner teacher six years, and Genealogy director for five years. I then directed travel tours for nine years. Paul served in the bishopric of Mesa First Ward for 13 years. In 1952 our fourth son, Charles, died of Hodgkins' Disease, and in 1971 Don was killed in an auto accident in California.

    We had served as ordained Temple workers for five years then we were called to the Tulsa, Oklahoma Mission in December 1979. Paul developed high blood pressure, so we were released after one year. He developed prostate cancer five years later and died August 26, 1987.

    We have 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. I am 92 years old, and have been a Relief Society visiting teacher since I retired from school teaching. My four living children come to my home for lunch every Tuesday, a great delight to all of us.

    Obituary, The Arizona Republic, 16 Feb 2003:

    Barbara Allen Crandall, 99 year old Mesa native, died on Wednesday, February 12, 2003, at her Mesa home.

    Born October 5, 1903, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul L. Crandall, two sons, Don Ashael and Charles Lee.

    Barbara rode a horse bareback to Mesa and Gilbert elementary schools and graduated from high school and got her teaching certificate in 1923 from Tempe Normal School, now ASU in Tempe. While there she was on the varsity softball and volleyball teams.

    Her first teaching job was in Ocotillo, and on June 6, 1924, she married Paul L. Crandall. They made their home and reared six children in Mesa. In 1937 she was contacted by Joe Jarvis, newly named Mesa recreation director, who asked her to organize a recreation program to keep the kids busy during the summer. This was the beginning of the Mesa Parks and Recreation program. She recruited a small group of volunteers workers and they taught games, dancing and songs, played sports and went swimming on Wednesdays. Each season wound up with staging of a production involving all of the children in costume. In all, Barbara directed the program for seven years.

    Barbara worked for a while in Maricopa County politics, was an attache in the State Legislature, a precinct committeeman and was vice chairman of the Maricopa County Democratic organization for a year.

    With World War II manpower shortages, Barbara went back to school, teaching fifth grade in Lehi. Besides classroom subjects, she went onto the playground and taught the boys football, baseball and basketball. The girls were instructed in volleyball, dodgeball, Jump rope and softball. Her teaching philosophy was that every child participated and had a costume in any activity. She wound up her 27 year teaching career at Lowell school in Mesa.

    Barbara held many ward and stake leadership and teaching positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was active in the Primary for 20 years and later in the Mutual Improvement Association (MIA), the youth organization of the Church. She was presented a Golden Gleaner recognition award for service. In 1979-80 she filled a mission with her husband for the Church in the Tulsa Oklahoma Mission. They were also ordinance workers for several years in the Arizona Temple in Mesa. She was a charter member of Phi Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, teachers' sorority.

    In 1978 she was named Mesa Merit Mother and was runner-up for Arizona Mother of the Year. She was a charter member and first secretary of the Mesa Historical Society. After her retirement from teaching, Barbara organized the Arizona Ramblers Travel Club and conducted bus tours, primarily for senior citizens, throughout the United States and Canada.

    She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Nielsen, three sons, Paul L. Jr., Wilford M. (Wil). and Dr. John A., all of Mesa, one sister, Mary Hardison, Vallejo, Ca, one brother, Russell H. Allen of Mesa. She has 19 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

    Viewing will be held at Meldrum Mortuary, 52 N. Macdonald, on Monday, 6-8:00 P.M., (also one hour prior to services at the Church). Funeral services will be held Tuesday February 18, at 10:00 A.M. at Centennial Ward, 422 E. University.

    Interment will be at Mesa Cemetery 1212 N Center.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mesa Historical Society.

    Children:
    1. 5. Barbara Jean Crandall was born 3 Jun 1926, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    2. Wilford Myron Crandall was born 21 Oct 1931, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died 5 May 2005, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    3. Don Ashael Crandall was born 31 Jul 1933, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died 7 Mar 1971, Ramona, San Diego, California.
    4. Charles Lee Crandall was born 21 Dec 1935, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died 7 Oct 1952, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

  5. 12.  William Lawton was born 1882 (son of James Lawton and Ella Pendergast); died 1941; was buried , Saint Mary's Cemetery, Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Marcellus, Onondaga, New York

    William married Julia Shay 18 Jan 1910, Onondaga, New York. Julia (daughter of Edward Shay and Maria Flannery) was born Abt 1890, Marcellus, Onondaga, New York; died 2 Feb 1933, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York; was buried , Saint Mary's Cemetery, Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Julia Shay was born Abt 1890, Marcellus, Onondaga, New York (daughter of Edward Shay and Maria Flannery); died 2 Feb 1933, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York; was buried , Saint Mary's Cemetery, Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Feb 1888
    • Alternate birth: 1889

    Children:
    1. 6. Joseph Howard Lawton was born 26 Nov 1921, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York; died 15 May 2000, Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried , National Memorial Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.

  7. 14.  Clarence Socia was born 19 Mar 1900 (son of Alexander Socia and Kathryn Sloan); died 15 Feb 1987.

    Clarence — Lucille V. Leamy. Lucille was born 28 May 1905; died 17 Aug 1983, Broward, Florida. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Lucille V. Leamy was born 28 May 1905; died 17 Aug 1983, Broward, Florida.

    Notes:

    The U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 calls her Lucille V. Leamy. Possibly her middle name was Veronica or Vera. Possibly her maiden name was Leahy. At least two questionably-documented Ancestry.com trees assert that her parents were Thomas Leahy, b. 1878 in New York state, and Ada Casher, born 1884 in New York state.

    Children:
    1. 7. Dawn H. Socia was born 9 Jan 1924; died 26 Mar 2014; was buried , National Memorial Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.