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 able representative.

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

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