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Pauline "Polly" Nelson

Pauline "Polly" Nelson

Female 1923 - 1979

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  • Name  Pauline "Polly" Nelson  [1
    Nickname  Polly 
    Born  3 Sep 1923  [2
    Gender  Female 
    Publications  Abt 1948  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    A flyer urging Iowans to donate money to polio victims 
    • Your Polio Contribution Played Its Part in Helping these Polio Victims

      Patrick Murphy, 2817 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, son of Wm. Murphy, has been ill since August 30th and his left leg is paralyzed. Try and think of yourself in Patrick's place; then ask yourself what you would do to fight this dread disease. You have the chance now to do what we know every person with a heart will gladly do...Give generously...more generously than ever before...because the need is far greater.

      Polio is an expensive, as well as a dangerous, disease. How would YOU handle a problem like that confronting Pauline Brauer, ill since August 27th, a respirator case with paralyzed chest, both legs and one arm? Pauline requires three nurses a day at $10 each per day, plus other expenses. Individual families can't handle these situations, but you and other generous Iowans can insure the continuation of necessary care for polio patients.
    William Patrick "Pat" Murphy and Pauline "Polly" (Nelson) Brauer On a Flyer Regarding Polio
    Pat Murphy at age 1 or possibly 2 contracted polio, and was used in several instances as a "poster child" for raising money. This flyer (probably from the Iowa chapter of The March of Dimes) also happened to feature his aunt, Pauline "Polly" (Nelson) Brauer. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence  Jul 1961  Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Brauer, Pauline; born: 3 September 1923; died: April 1979; age: 55; last residence: (not specified); last benefit: 74105 (Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma);  state where issued: Wisconsin
    Died  Apr 1979  [2
    Buried  Holy Rosary Cemetery, Darlington, Lafayette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I11785  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Galey Forrest Nelson,   b. 10 Mar 1896, Browntown, Green County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1961, Leech Lake, Cass County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lona Miriam Quinn,   b. 1895,   d. 1945 
    Alt. Marriage  3 Sep 1920  Lafayette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (The marriage was confirmed as September 7 by Becky Murphy, this date is incorrect)
    Married  7 Sep 1920  Darlington, Lafayette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID  F4268  Group Sheet

    Family  Michael "Mike" Brauer,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Robert "Bob" Brauer
     2. Michael "Mike" Brauer,   b. 27 Sep 1946,   d. 3 Jun 1977, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F4272  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Pauline (Nelson) Brauer
    Pauline (Nelson) Brauer
    Pauline Nelson was the daughter of Galey Forrest Nelson (1896-1961) and Lona Miriam Quinn (1895-1945). She was born September 3, 1923, and died in April 1979. She was married to Miachael "Mike" Brauer. Their children were Robert "Bob" and Michael "Mike" Brauer Jr. (1946-1977). This photograph was taken in about 1948 in Iowa when she was suffering from the ill effects of polio.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2006] Nelson, John Quinn - Obituary, (originally published in the Clear Lake Mirror Reporter, May 17, 1995; Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S8151] Murphy, William Patrick "Pat" and Pauline "Polly" (Nelson) Brauer - Polio Poster Contribution Request (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S2005] Nelson, Galey Forrest - Obituary, (originally published in the Clear Lake Globe-Gazette, page 17, July 13, 1961; Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa [local edition of the Mason City Globe-Gazette]) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S444] Murphy, Becky Ruth (Kimble) - Email (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S534] Online Record, See: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=tsmith&id=I133682 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S94] LDS Online Record (Reliability: 3).
      Source Information; Batch number 8624602; Dates; Source Call No. 1396231 ; Type Film; Printout Call No.; Sheet 37.