Nelle Wilson Reagan

Mother of Ronald Reagan
Nelle Wilson Reagan
Ronald Reagan with his mother Nelle 1950 cropped.jpg
Nelle Reagan with her son Ronald, 1950
Born July 24, 1883
Fulton, Illinois
Died July 25, 1962 (aged 79)
Santa Monica, California
Resting place Calvary Cemetery,
East Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Religion Disciples of Christ
Spouse(s) John "Jack" Reagan
Children Neil Reagan
Ronald Reagan

Nelle Clyde Wilson Reagan (July 24, 1883 – July 25, 1962) was the mother of United States President Ronald Reagan and his older brother Neil "Moon" Reagan.

Nelle was of Scots-English ancestry.[1] She met Jack Reagan in a farming town on the prairie of Illinois. The two were married in Fulton in November 1904.[2] They had two children: Neil and Ronald Reagan. After the birth of her second son, Nelle was told not to have any more children.[3] The Reagan family moved from Tampico to Chicago and many small towns in Illinois. Where they lived depended on where Jack was working.

Nelle died from complications of Alzheimer's disease. She died on July 25, 1962, aged 79.[4] Her son, Ronald, would die of the same disease.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Reitwiesner, William Addams and Michael J. Wood. "The Ancestors of Ronald Reagan". http://www.wargs.com/political/reagan.html. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
  2. Reagan, Ronald (1990), p. 22
  3. Reagan, Ronald (1990), p. 21
  4. Kengor, Paul (2004), pp. 45-46

Other websitesEdit

  • Angelo, Bonnie (2001). First Mothers:The Women who Shaped the Presidents. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0-06-093711-4.
  • Kengor, Paul (2004). God and Ronald Reagan. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0-06-057142-X.
  • Reagan, Ronald (1990). An American Life. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-7434-0025-9.