THE ADVANCE REPORTER
Mrs. Cora Nelson celebrated her 98th birthday March 26th. She was
born in Eudora, Kansas, to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shadd. She was one of seven
children, four brothers and two sisters.
She and one other sister, Mrs. Mabel Barnhart of Seattle, Wash. are the
only two living in the older Shadd generation.
Mrs. Nelson and the late Sam Nelson, a farmer of Parks, had four
sons, Ernest, Wilburn and Earl of Waldron and Vern of Parks; three
daughters, Mrs. Minnie Tolbert, Waldron, Mrs. John D. (Virgie) Alley of
Okemah, Okla. and Mrs. Marvin (Adelia) Moore, Okla. City, Oklahoma. There
are 19 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren.
The secret of her long and happy life is attributed to her faith in
God and keeping busy. She is still very active in the home and her church,
Fellowship Primitive Baptist, Pleasant Hill.
A birthday celebration for Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Minnie Tolbert was
held in their home Sunday, March 24th. Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Alley, Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Nelson,
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Nelson and Milford Atchley, Mr. Glendale Sparks and son,
Mr. and Mrs. Winton Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Nelson and children, Mrs.
Dorothy Herrin and Mrs. Beatrice Nix. Delicious refreshments were served.
Both ladies wish to express their appreciation for many lovely gifts
and good wishes. Mrs. Nelson was given a money tree. She has lived over
60 years in Scott County, in and around Waldron.
Thursday, March 28, 1968
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