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August Nelson

August Nelson


...trapped under a piano...

August Nelson was born in Sweden in 1877 and came to America with his parents and six brothers and sisters in the 1880s.  He was very musical and when not working he played in one band or another.  August played in the band either on the Eastland or had planned to play at the Hawthorne Works picnic.  He was found trapped under a piano on the the Eastland where he died.


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