NELSON, ARTHUR F., was born in Gloucester, Essex county, Mass.. May 19, 1864; his parents are John Edward and Alice (Warner) Nelson.
Mr. Nelson's education was carried on in the public schools of Gloucester, Mass., until he reached the age of seventeen; afterwards, for two terms, he attended a private drawing school. This excellent foundation for further attainments being laid, Mr. Nelson came to Steelton, Dauphin county, and served an apprenticeship of two and a half years in the machine shop. He then went into the roll turning department, superintended by Mr. William George, and served under that gentleman for about two years. So well had the young man improved his time and opportunities that upon Mr. George's resignation he was placed in charge of the roll turning department as Mr. George's successor. At the time when Mr. NeIson became superintendent, the company had all new work finished outside. In 1889 part of the present roll turning shop was erected, and from time to time it has received additions, until now this department is one of the most important in the plant. Its growth and present prosperity are largely due to the diligence, skill and sagacity of its superintendent, Mr. Nelson. After having been for years a zealous and influential member of the Harrisburg Wheel Club, Mr. Nelson is now its president. He has for five years been the representative from this State to the National Assembly of the League of American Wheelmen; also representative of the Pennsylvania division of the League of American Wheelmen. Mr. Nelson is an adherent of the Republican party. He was married to Miss Mary E., daughter of Abner and Elizabeth Hummel, of Hummelstown, Pa. They had one daughter, Alice Elizabeth. Mrs. Nelson died on the 12th of August, 1887.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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