Nelson Como, Jr.

Male 1841 - 1931  (89 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Nelson Como  [1
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 14 Oct 1841  Watertown, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jan 1931  Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2139  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 

    Father Nelson Como,   b. 18 May 1810, Rouville, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1887, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Marinda Holmes,   b. Abt 1824, Watertown, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1848, Watertown, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1839  Watertown, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Armeline Bertrand,   b. Jul 1841, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1922, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 1862 
    Children 
     1. Nathan Allen Como,   b. 1863, Watertown, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1913, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
     2. Cora Louise Como,   b. 1869, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1937, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth Pauline Como,   b. 8 Dec 1878, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1965, Naples, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - 1850 U.S. Census, Watertown, NY: Nelson Como, age 9, male, born NYS, living with James Carter (43) a shoemaker, his wife Mary (45) and Cyanus Glaser (21). James and his wife were born in Canada.

      - 1860 U.S. census, Ogdensburg, NY: Nelson Commo is 21 and working as a painter. He was born in NYS and resides at the Oswegatchie House.

      - 1863 Ogdensburg city directory. Nelson Jr. is listed twice: Como, Nelson, carriage painter, bds. NY Ave. & Spring; Como, Nelson, painter, bds Washington & Catherine.

      - 1865 N.Y. State census: Nelson Coma is 22 and working as a laborer. He is living with his wife Emma (21) and son Nathan A. (2).

      - 1869 Ogdensburg city directory: Como, Nelson, painter.

      - 1870 U.S. census, Town of Oswegatchie: Nelson is 27 and working as a painter own real estate valued at $1,000. He is living with his wife Anna (27) and children nathan A. (7) and Cora (1). Nelson was born NY and Anna, Canada.

      - 1880 U.S. census, Ogdensburg, NY: Nelson Jr. is 38 and working as a painter. He resides on Albany Ave with his wife Emma (37) and children Nathan (16), Cora (11) and Bessie (2).

      - 1910 U.S. census, Ogdensburg, NY: Nelson Como is 66 and is working as a stage manager at the Opera House. He has been married for 48 years. He is living with his wife Emma B. (66). Emma has had three children and they are all still alive.

      - Ogdensburg city directory: 1883-4: Como, Nelson, jr., painter, h. 93 Albany Avenue; 1925: Como Nelson, painter, h 705 Albany Av.

      - Ogdensburg death record: Nelson Como Jr., husband of Armaline Bertrand. Born 14 Oct 1839. Died at age of 91 years, 3 months, 9 days (23 January 1931.) Death certificate was signed by Allen Acker.

      - Ogdensburg cemetery: Stone Location: R-27,L-36; "Nelson Como 1841-1931; Armenia his wife 1848-1922.

      - Conversation with Jimmie Hoadley, 1976: Nelson Como Jr. skipped out of the Civil War. He was supposed to have been drafted, but he went to Canada instead until the war was over.
      - Letter from Judy Fritz July 14, 1987: Her grandmother Elizabeth Proctor told her that Nelson Como (Jr.) was a stagecoach painter and did the scenery for the opera house in Ogdensurg at one time.

      - In 1910 Nelson Jr. was working as a stage manager for the Opera House in Ogdensburg. Nelson had two houses built on Albany Ave. near Grove St. The one at 709 was built for his son Nathan, and he lived in the one on the Grove St. side of 709.

      - 1930 census: Nelson, 90, resides with Elizabeth Proctor, 51, and Lois E. Proctor, 21.

      - Ogd. Advance of Jan. 25, 1931: Headline: Esteemed Resident Succumbs; Nelson Como, 91, stage mechanic at the Opera House many years: The funeral for Nelson Como, 91, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Proctor, 731 Ford St., late Friday night, will be held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the house. Rev. A. E. Kelly of the Baptist Church will conduct services. The remains will be interred in the vault at the Ogdensburg Cemetery.
      Mr. Como was born in Watertown, a son of Nelson and Marinda Holmes Como, and came to Ogdensburg when a youth. He was employed for many years by Manager C. S. Hubbard as stage carpenter in the city opera house and was well known in theatrical circles during his active career. Mr. Como was an expert stage mechanic and during his connection with the opera house he became acquainted with many celebrities of the theater, who complimented him on the excellent manner in which he performed his work in the wings, and his strict attention to duty. He was a citizen of sterling worth and highly esteemed and respected by all who knew him.

      - St. Law. Republican, Wed., Feb. 1, 1899: Dr. W. N. Bell performed an operatation Wednesday on Nelson Como at the city hospital. Mr. Como's vision has been impaired by cataracts. The operation was very successful.

      - Ogd. Advance: 1899: Nelson Como, stage manager at the Opera House, was successfully operated upon yesterday morning at the City Hospital having large cataracs removed from both eyes. He has been steadily growing blind, and by this operation sight will be returned.

      - Sept. 15, 1956: All the boat houses at the foot of Grove St. are gone now. We can recall those of Bill Trickey. who had a steam yacht; Nelson Como, Bill Todd and others.

      - August, 1864, Republican Journal: Upon the recommendation of the Chief Engineer, the following persons were severally elected members of fire engine companies: ENGINE COMPANY NO. ONE, Wm. Gammell, J. W. Combs, Nelson Como, E. W. McKenzie, Dennis Roche, J. H. Montgomery, J. B. Barlow, and M. P. Flton.

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Como-recore.FTW.