Gladys Serena(Linderman) Nelson daughter of Edy & Gudrun (Lund) Linderman of Dubuque, Iowa, and wife of Roy Leonard Nelson Sr, about 1940.
Arline “Babe” & Eppie Ayala, Irene Weidner, Gladys Nelson, Statue of Liberty, New York, Oct. 1952.
Gladys Serena Linderman Nelson
Birth: Aug. 17, 1906
Death: Apr. 28, 1996
Daughter of Edward Francis “Edy” Linderman & Gudrun Ivarra “Gud” Lund Linderman, of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Gudrun Ivara (Lund) Linderman emigrated in 1896 from Norway.
Baptized as Lutheran on November 11, 1906 in Winona, Minnesota. Gladys liked to be called Glady and preferred Serena instead of Serene.
Wife of Roy Leonard Nelson, Sr. They married in 1927 in Dubuque, Iowa.
Mother of Roy Leonard “Jimmy” Nelson Jr, Richard Edward “Dickie”, & Shirley Lorraine Nelson.
Glady & Roy Sr. were separated in Jan. 1941 in Dubuque, Iowa. Divorced on 15 Sept. 1957 in Dubuque, Iowa.
titles & terms:
event place:Ward 3, Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls City, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States
relationship to head of household (original):Head
relationship to head of household (standardized):Head
estimated birth year:1899
residence in 1935: Pekin, Illinois
enumeration district number:50-32A
sheet number and letter:1B
nara publication number:T627
nara roll number:3863
digital folder number:005462085
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Roy Nelson M 41 Illinois
wife Gladys Nelson F 33 Minnesota
daughter Shirley Nelson F 11 Iowa
son Roy Nelson M 8 Iowa
son Richard Nelson M 6 Illinois
“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V19Y-7XH : accessed 04 Aug 2012), Roy Nelson, Ward 3, Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls City, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 50-32A, sheet 1B, family 11, NARA digital publication T627, roll 3863.
Glady resided with her Father from 1941 after her Mother died, and cared for him up until his death in 1968, at 705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa.
Great Aunt “Glady” worked as a Proofreader for the Dubuque newspaper, the Dubuque Telegraph Herald until she retired.
Then she sold the Linderman homestead at 705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa, and moved to Huntington Beach, California to be near her sister, Evelyn “Eppie” (Linderman) Ayala, and brother-in-law, Arturo “Art” Ayala.
Glady always remembered the nieces and nephews, and Great nieces and nephews on our birthdays. We could always count on getting a birthday card from her with some money in it. She couldn’t afford much, but we thought that a dime or a quarter was a lot of money, because back then in the 1960’s it was. It made me feel special–knowing that someone that I hardly knew–way off in Iowa, was thinking of me.
Great Aunt Glady resided with her son Roy “Jimmy” Leonard Nelson Jr., at 4045 Linkwood Drive, Houston, Harris County, Texas for the last few years of her life. She suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease.
Cremated in Texas and her son brought her ashes back to Iowa and spread around Mother, Gudrun (Lund) Linderman’s gravesite, in Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa, because that is how she wanted it.
Edward Francis Linderman (1875 – 1968)
Gudrun Ivarra Lund Linderman (1881 – 1924)
Shirley Lorraine Nelson Ogle (1928 – 1982)*
Richard Edward Nelson (1933 – 2006)*
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21069469
Added by: TEXAS TUDORS
Barbara Mendelson, Irene Wiedner, Arline & Eppie Ayala, Gladys Nelson, and unknown, New York, Oct. 1952.