Edward Francis Nisson

7 Jan 1885 - 2 Dec 1974

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Edward Francis Nisson

7 Jan 1885 - 2 Dec 1974
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Washington, Utah – Quentin Alexander Nisson, 98, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2016. He was born on August 10, 1918 to Clara Reece Alexander Nisson and Edward Sandberg Nisson. He was the fourth child in a family of six. The schools he attended and graduated from were Washington Elementary
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Edward Francis Nisson

Married: 26 Dec 1906

Washington City Cemetery

300 East Parkview Dr
Washington, Washington, Utah
United States

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Married in St George Temple

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Obituary for Quentin Alexander Nisson

Contributor: finnsh Created: 4 years ago Updated: 4 years ago

Washington, Utah – Quentin Alexander Nisson, 98, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2016. He was born on August 10, 1918 to Clara Reece Alexander Nisson and Edward Sandberg Nisson. He was the fourth child in a family of six. The schools he attended and graduated from were Washington Elementary, Dixie High School, Dixie College, and BYU where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1941 with a major in history. In November of that same year he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He spent four years in the anti-aircraft division with over two years of that time spent overseas, in England, Belgium, France and Germany. After returning home from his military service, he married Gwendolyn Betty Turner on December 26, 1945. The temple was closed at that time so they were married in the old rock church in Washington and in March of 1946 were sealed in the temple. To their union came five children. Quentin and Gwen purchased the Washington Mercantile in February 1946. He enlarged and remodeled the building three times. He helped two if his sons and a son-in-law in building the new Nisson’s Foodtown which opened in 1985. Quentin sand Gwen changed the old Mercantile into a V & S variety store where you could find almost anything. Besides managing his business, Quentin devoted much of his time to public and church services. He chaired the Washington City Centennial celebration in 1957 and later as Bishop headed up the fund-raising committee for remodeling the old and building the new main street chapel. This was a humbling time for Dad as he watched the ward members unite together and happily give of their time, labors, and money towards this project. Quentin was Major of Washington for 14 years (1950-1964). During this time the city park was established, a street lighting system was put in, the water systems upgraded, and city streets and the cemetery were improved. Quentin has always loved the piano. He took some lessons when he was younger but always went back to playing by ear as it seemed to come naturally to him. His talent has become legendary and he has played for countless events including weekly senior citizen dances, weddings, funerals, anniversaries, church and other programs. He has enjoyed playing in bands with many talented musicians throughout the years. In 1950 he took charge of keeping the early morning serenade tradition going for the 4th and 24th of July celebrations in Washington. In 1956 he was invited as Major to visit the Nevada Testing Site to witness and film the explosion of an atomic bomb. As a result of this, portions if this film have been used by ABC and other news organizations for documentaries about down-winders. Quentin was a member of the Dixie Medical Center Planning Board, the St. George Rotary Club, Zions Bank Board of Directors and charter member of the Washington Lion’s Club. He received the gold Medallion of Service award at SUU in 1992. He also received Senior Businessman’s Award of the year in 1985 by the St. George Chamber of Commerce and was honored to be the Washington County Fair’s Grand Marshall in 1995. As a life-long member of the LDS Church, Dad had a deep faith in Our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ and he served in many callings including Bishop and High Councilman. Dad had a keen and curious mind and was interested in every theory pertaining to man and the universe. He especially enjoyed any kind of history, geology, weather reports and records, watching news, reading the newspaper daily and talking about politics. He was totally devoted to the Dixie area, its history and culture and to Washington City. He was especially proud of his pioneer heritage and the struggles and tragedies of the early Dixie pioneers who settled the area. Dad valued everyone’s opinions and was very tolerant and understanding of people. We think he probably lived by Will Rogers’ famous quote “I never met a man I didn’t like.” Working in the store gave Dad and each family member that worked with him the chance to learn from and enjoy friendships with so many wonderful employees and customers over the years which in turn have blessed and enriched our lives immensely and we wish to say “Thank You” to you all. The family would like to thank Applegate Home Health and Hospice for the loving care and kindness extended to Dad and our family this past year. Quentin is survived by his children: Robert (Joanne) Nisson, Garth (Odette) Nisson, June (Arshal) Bowler, Mareli (Terrill) Clove and Kelvin (Betty) Nisson; 25 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Roma Morris. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gwen; grandson, Kyle; and siblings: Gwennie, Clark, Darrell and Ralph. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Washington LDS 4th Ward (Main Street) Chapel, 82 North Main, Washington City, Utah. Visitations will be held Friday, December 30th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd, St. George, Utah, Saturday, and prior to services, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at the Washington City Cemetery Utah.

Life timeline of Edward Francis Nisson

Edward Francis Nisson was born on 7 Jan 1885
Edward Francis Nisson was 8 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Edward Francis Nisson was 19 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Edward Francis Nisson was 29 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Edward Francis Nisson was 36 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
Edward Francis Nisson was 55 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Edward Francis Nisson was 56 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
Edward Francis Nisson was 68 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Edward Francis Nisson was 79 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Edward Francis Nisson died on 2 Dec 1974 at the age of 89
Grave record for Edward Francis Nisson (7 Jan 1885 - 2 Dec 1974), BillionGraves Record 642260 Washington, Washington, Utah, United States