Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday's Child: John Gregory Nielsen

John Gregory Nielsen was born on August 2, 1952, in Santa Barbara County, California. He died on August 14, 1957, at the age of 5 years. He is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard, Santa Barbara County, California.

John's parents are unknown; however, according to the California Birth Index, 1905-1995, his mother's maiden name is Rasmussen. I did not find John in the California Death Index, 1940-1997.

There are many Nielsens buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Copyright © by Elizabeth O'Neal



California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics. "California Birth Index, 1905-1995." Database. Ancestry.com,
http://www.ancestry.com/ : 2009.

"John Nielsen's Headstone at Oak Hill Cemetery." Digital image. Photographed by Elizabeth O'Neal, April 2, 2009. Privately held by Elizabeth O'Neal, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Santa Barbara Co., California. 2009.


  1. Elizabeth, I really like the idea of Tuesday's child. I think any child who dies young can be called Tuesday's child after the poem by Julie Hill Alger. Great site, thanks for sharing your Tuesday's child series. Dorothy in Carpinteria.

  2. Thanks very much, Dorothy. I feel the same way. I hate thinking of all those little children being forgotten in cemeteries.