Alton Benjamin Nelson

Alton Benjamin Nelson
October 16, 1911 – September 28, 1973
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Alton was born on October 16, 1911,  in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, the son of Franklin Arthur “Frank” Nelson and Effie F. Goff Nelson.


On September 15, 1936, Alton B Nelson was mentioned in the newspaper article GOVERNOR NAMES STATE CONSTABLES.

1940 Census Information:

According to the United States Census reported on May 12, 1940, Alton Benjamin Nelson (28) rented a home in Blaney, Kershaw County, South Carolina, with his wife Maude Cato Nelson (25). It was reported the family members were all born in South Carolina. Alton Benjamin Nelson was the township magistrate and Maude Cato Nelson kept house.


On March 12, 1944, Mr. A. B. Nelson was mentioned in the newspaper article “Thomas Franklin Nelson.


On August 1, 1968, A B Nelson was mentioned as a living nephew in the obituary of Sarah Alice Nelson Morgan.


Wateree Magistrate J. A. B. Nelson Dies

ELGIN – Judge Alton Benjamin Nelson, 61, died at his home after a sudden illness Friday.

Born in Elgin he was a son of the late Frank A. Nelson and Effie Goff Nelson. He was a member of the Sandhill Heights Baptist Church were he was a deacon, a member of the Kershaw County Farm bureau, a magistrate for West Wateree Township, for 28 years, a charter member of the Elgin Lions Club and organizer of the Elgin Boy Scout troop.

He was Kershaw County Animal Control officer, and a Mason.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Maude Catoe Nelson of Elgin; a son Frank Nelson of Elgin; two brothers, Harvey Nelson of Elgin, Avery Nelson of Anderson; and two grandchildren.

Services will be 4 p.m. today in Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Kornegay Funeral Home is in charge.

September 30, 1973  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
Page 38
Alton B Nelson
Located in Union Baptist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
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