Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sunday's Obituary: Edwin Nelson, Circuit Court Clerk

The Sun (Baltimore, MD)
13 February 1911


Edwin Nelson, Ex-Legislator, of Manassas, Va., Dead

Manassas, Va., Feb. 12 -- Edwin Nelson, for 40 years Clerk of the Circuit Court of Prince William County, and holding other offices of public trust, died here today after a lingering illness of a complication of diseases in his eightieth year.  The funeral will take place from the Primitive Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon, and interment will be made in the Confederate Cemetery.

The widow, three sons, John H. Nelson, connected with the Interstate Commerce Commission, C. Paul Nelson, of Charlestown, W. Va., and James E. Nelson, of this place, and two daughters, Mrs. A. O. Weeden, of New Baltimore, Va., and Mrs. Albert Speiden, of Manassas, survive.

Mr. Nelson represented Prince William county in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1878-79 and was 'one of the strongest advocates of the famous McCulloch bill, through which the Virginia debt question was settled.

[Edwin Nelson was a Lieutenant in the Fifteenth Virginia Cavalry, Co. H.  A more detailed obituary can be found on page 1 of the 16 February 1911 edition of the Manassas Democrat, which includes a photograph. ~cgl]

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