Pueblo County, Colorado
Robert H. Nelson, Jr.
Contributed by Maggie Stuart Zimmerman.
Robert H. Nelson, Jr., who was formerly the owner of the Jordan Garage in
Pueblo, is now associated with the Crouch Brothers Grocery Company. He was born
in New York city on the 12th of April, 1871, and is a son of Robert H. and
Florence (Brombrush) Nelson. The family remained in the east until 1881. The
previous year the father had come to the west and, after making preparations for
his wife and children in Denver, was joined by them the following year. He there
engaged in clerical work and both he and his wife are still residents of that city.
Mr. Nelson of this review pursued his education in the public schools and in
the West Denver high school but at an early age started out in the business
world on his own account, so that many of his most valuable life's lessons were
learned in the school of experience. With his entrance into the business world
he was identified with various mercantile interests and in January, 1916, he
located in Pueblo. He had been engaged in the grocery trade at Penrose but sold
his interests there after removing his stock to Pueblo. He was also a partner in
the Santa Fe Trail Garage but disposed of his interest in that business and
purchased the Jordan Garage on the 10th of December, 1917. This he conducted
successfully for six months, handling the Mitchell car, doing all kinds of
repair work and also dealing in automobile tires and accessories. On the 1st of
June, 1918, he disposed of his interests in this connection and has since been
associated with the Crouch Brothers Grocery Company, of which he is a valued and
Mr. Nelson was married on the 9th of April, 1901, to Miss Maud Keys and they
have made many friends during the period of their residence in Pueblo. His
political allegiance is given to the democratic party but he does not seek or
desire office as a reward for party fealty. Fraternally he is well known as a
member of the Knights of Pythias and the Woodmen of the World. He belongs to the
Commerce Club and to the Auto Trades Association and he is interested in all
those forces that serve to advance the business welfare and promote the trade
relations of his adopted city. In his own career he has made steady progress and
his record is a most commendable one.
Extracted from History of Colorado Illustrated Volume II 1918
to the Pueblo County Index Page.
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