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Phillip K. Nelson obituary

contributed by Ernest Nelson

Monday, April 1, 2002
Phillip K. Nelson

MIDDLEBURGH — Phillip Keith Nelson, 91, of Middleburgh, died Friday evening, March 29, 2002, in Middleburgh.
He was born Aug. 13, 1910, in Breakabeen, the son of Harry James and Irene (Baldwin) Nelson.
He married the former Ruth Beams on May 19, 1934. She died Sept. 10, 1989.
Mr. Nelson was a dairy farmer on his own farm in Breakabeen for 40 years. He lived in Schoharie County all his life.
He served as superintendent of highways in the town of Fulton for 12 years and had been very active in the Republican Party in Schoharie County. At one time he served as a deputy sheriff and deputy game warden.
A 1928 graduate of Middleburgh High School, Mr. Nelson was a semi-professional baseball player in the 1930s with the Sodbusters out of the Albany-based Suburban League.
His family was one of the first settlers of Schoharie County in 1759.
He was a member of the Eastern Milk Producers and National Rifle Association.
He is survived by a niece, Elna George of Oneonta; a cousin, Anne Henning O'Donnell; and several special friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2002, from the Breakabeen Presbyterian Church in Breakabeen, with the Rev. Robert Kendall, pastor, officiating.
Friends may call at the Palmer and Shaylor Funeral Home, River Street in Middleburgh, from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Burial will be held at the Glenwood Cemetery in Oneonta at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be given to Catskill Area Hospice, 1 MacArthur Ave., Cobleskill, NY 12043 in memory of Phillip Keith Nelson.
Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta.


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