Nelle Wilson Reagan
|Nelle Wilson Reagan|
Nelle Reagan with her son Ronald, 1950
|Born||July 24, 1883
|Died||July 25, 1962 (aged 79)
Santa Monica, California
|Resting place||Calvary Cemetery,
East Los Angeles, California
|Spouse(s)||John "Jack" Reagan|
Nelle was of Scots-English ancestry. She met Jack Reagan in a farming town on the prairie of Illinois. The two were married in Fulton in November 1904. They had two children: Neil and Ronald Reagan. After the birth of her second son, Nelle was told not to have any more children. The Reagan family moved from Tampico to Chicago and many small towns in Illinois. Where they lived depended on where Jack was working.
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