Vivian F. Nelson
CROWN KING - Vivian F. Nelson, 81, a retired postal service worker in Crown King, died Nov. 21, 1985, at Arizona Pioneer Home in Prescott. Mrs. Nelson, of Crown King, was born in Knoxville, Tenn., and moved to Arizona in 1925. She had worked as a practical nurse for the Arizona Pioneer Home in Prescott for 15 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Martha J. Stewart; son, Charles; two sisters; two brothers; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Hampton Funeral Home, 240 S. Cortez, Prescott. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Arizona Pioneer Cemetery on Iron Springs Road in Prescott.
Arizona Republic, Section D2, 23-Nov-1985
John H. Nelson
GLENDALE (Special) - Funeral services will be in Glendale for John Hugh Nelson, 64, native Arizonan who died Friday in Sacramento, Calif.
Services tentatively have been set for 10 a.m. Wednesday in Brazill-Whitney Mortuary. Burial will be in Resthaven Park.
Mr. Nelson, born in Prescott, lived at Crown King for more than 30 years. He was a veteran of World War I. He was associated with his grandfather, the late George P.
Harrington, in the development of the Philadelphia Mine at Crown King.
Later, he worked as a mill man for other mining companies in the Bradshaw Mountain area, including the Swastika and Golden Turkey.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Essie R. Nelson, of Phoenix; two sons, John David Nelson and Charles Anthony Nelson, Crown King; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Jane Stewart, La Mesa, Tex.; two brothers, J. Louis Nelson, Phoenix, and William O. Nelson, Glendale; two sisters, Mrs. Emma R. Wenker, Globe, and Mrs. Harry W. Nason, Phoenix; and seven grandchildren.
Arizona Republic, Section 35, 27-Jun-1960
This post records how I found the sources for John and Vivian's obituaries.
Regarding Martha Jane Stewart (Nelson), there are four children born in Howard County, Texas to a Donald Ray Stewart and Martha Jane Nelson. La Mesa, Texas is in Dawson County, Texas, but Dawson and Howard counties are adjoining each other.