Nelson Eldridge Vrooman1

ID # 193, (1843-1915)
Nelson Eldridge Vrooman|b. 2 Aug 1843\nd. 1 Jan 1915|p193.htm|Admiral Nelson Vrooman|b. 17 Dec 1799\nd. 28 Apr 1882|p48.htm|Rachel Coleman|b. Dec 1806\nd. 9 Jan 1896|p42.htm|||||||John Coleman|b. 1760\nd. 5 Oct 1844|p33.htm|Elizabeth Lawrason|b. 1769\nd. 24 May 1845|p34.htm|
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     Nelson Eldridge Vrooman was born on 2 August 1843 at Harrisburg, Brant County, Ontario.1 He was the son of Admiral Nelson Vrooman and Rachel Coleman.1 He married Rhoda Starr Harris on 8 May 1872 at St. George, Ontario. (notes: 25/116 ( Brant Co) Elridge W. VROOMAN , 28 , farmer , Harrisburg , same , s/o Admiral & Rachael , married Roda Starr HARRIS , 31 , widow , England , Harrisburg , d/o George & Charlotte , witn: John MULHOLLAND of Ancaster & Mary H. ANDREW of St. George , 8 May 1872 at St George

Nelson's full name was Nelson Eldridge Vrooman. The above registration would appear to have a transcription problem with the N. being shown as a W. Examination of microfilm suggests that this is the case.).1
He died on 1 January 1915 at Lot 4 Conc 14, Burford Twp, Brant County, Ontario, at age 71.1 He was buried on 4 January 1915 at Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Brant County, Ontario.1 Nelson and Rhoda appear in the 1881 census in South Dumfries. He is said to be a farmer. I have not found Nelson in the 1901 census.

Nelson's death registration is 008106-15. The registration seems careful and detailed. He is said to be a gentleman, which would indicate that he is retired. He is said to be widowed. It clearly states that his parents were Admiral Nelson Vrooman and Rachael (so spelled) Coleman. There were contributing causes, but the immediate cause of his death was heart failure and gangrene. Few family registrations clearly state that his mother Rachel was a Coleman. This one does so. It also says that his age at time of death was 70 years, 4 months and 29 days. This would make his birth date August 3, 1844. After further examination, I may change my records at some point.

The Brantford Expositor of Jan 7, 1915, has the death notice for Nelson E. Vrooman. It's posted under notices for the village of Scotland. It says that he passed away at the residence of Mrs. Ida Marlatt, westof the village. I looked to see if Mrs. Marlatt was a member of the family, but I can see no connection. Her maiden name was Ida Bell Fairchild. At the time of the 1911 census she is a widow and Nelson Vroomanis living there as a farm laborer. In the 1901 census she is married to William Marlatt, a farmer, and has three children and her mother, Mary Fairchild, is living with them. At the time of the 1881 census, she is a child living with her mother who is a widow.1

Last Edited=9 Nov 2007


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.