Nelson, Nils B.; steamboat inspector; born, Sweden, Jan. 5, 1856; educated in Sweden; having come of a sea-faring family, spent his summer vacations from his early youth on board sailing vessels; after leaving school and before coming to this country, served his apprenticeship on board sailing vessels on long voyages; in 1873, came to Cleveland; for sixteen years, served on sailing vessels and steamers of various grades; in 1905, appointed local inspector of steamboats; in 1912, was appointed U. S. supervising inspector of steamboats for the 9th District; past pres. of the Ship-Masters Ass’n; member Athletic Club, Forest City Commandery, K. T., Al Koran Temple, N. M. S., and of the Lake Erie Consistory.
Biographical Sketch of Nils B. Nelson
MLA Source Citation:The Book of Clevelanders: A Biographical Dictionary of Living Men of the City of Cleveland. Burrows Book Company. 1914. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 31 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/biographical-sketch-of-nils-b-nelson.htm - Last updated on Feb 14th, 2012
Contribute to the Conversation!
Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.
You must be logged in to post a comment.