Roy was married to Alice Brumby on 27 Oct 1909 in Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada. He and Alice had two children. Gladys Sadie was born 25 May 1911, and died 26 May 1911. Charles Chester was born 21 Feb. 1914. Roy's widowed mother Priscilla lived with Roy from at least 1921 until 1945.
Roy died in Dec 1953 and was buried in Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada [Plot: Section 2, Lot 39, SubLot 1].
1891: Census: In the household of: Nelles, John A.; Nelles, Roy O.; male; 3 years old; son; province of birth: Ontario; place of birth of father: Ontario; place of birth of mother: Ontario; religion: Baptist F.
1901: Census: In the household of: Nellas, John A.; Nellas, Roy A.; male; white; son; single; born: Sept 21 1887; 13 years old; born in: Ontario rural; race: Dutch; nationality: Canadian; religion: Baptist; can read; can write; speaks English; mother tongue: English.
1909: Marriage: groom: Nelles, Roy; profession: teamster; bachelor; 22 years old; religion: Methodist; ususal residence: Stratford; father: Nelles, John; mother: Pearson, Priscilla; bride: Brumby, Alice; spinster; 20 years old; religion: Methodist; usual residence: Stratford; father: Brumby, Geo; mother: Ward, Fanny; when, where, and how married: 27 Oct 1909 in Stratford by license; witnesses: H.S. Merritt, Stratford and John Nelles, Stratford
1911: Birth of daughter: name of child: Nelles, Gladys Sadie; dob: 25 May 1911; where born: 8 Laurier Street; female; are parents married: yes; father: Nelles, Roy; occupation: labourer; mother: Brumby, Alice; where married: Stratford; when married: 27 Oct 1909; her occupation: housewife
1911: Death of daughter: name of deceased: Nelles, Gladys Sadie; sex: female; race: Canadian; date of death: 26 May 1911; date of birth: 25 May 1911; age and place of birth: 1 day old, Stratford, Ontario; place of death: 8 Laurier Street, Stratford; name of father: Nelles, Roy; father's place of birth: Blenheim, Kent, Ontario; name of mother: Brumby; mother's place of birth: Ontario
1911: Census: Nelles, Roy [Archives Canada has transcribed Balles]; place of habitation: 8 Laurier Street; male; head; married; born: Sept 1886; 24 years old; place of birth: Ontario; racial origin: Canadian; nationality: Canadian; religion: Baptist; chief occupation: labourer; occupation code: 5-9-68 [Forestry and lumbering / Labourers, unskilled, messengers, teamsters / Stave factory employee]; wage-earner; employer: stave factory; weeks employed: 46; hours employed: 60; total earnings from chief occupation: 300; life insurance: 1000; cost of insurance: 20; can read; can write; commonly spoken language: English
1914: Birth: Nelles, Clarence Chester; 21 Feb 1914; where born: Stratford; male; parents married: yes; when and where married: Stratford, 27 Oct 1909; father: Nelles, Roy; address: 95 East Gore Street; occupation: teamster; mother: Brumby, Alice.
1921: Census: Nillas, Roy O.; 7 Laurier St; Romeo Ward; home owned; single home; wood construction; rooms occupied by family: 6; head of house; male; married; 33 years old; nativity: Ontario; father's nativity: Ontario; mother's nativity: Ontario; nationality: Canada; racial origin: English; can speak English; can not speak French; religion: Baptist; can read; can write; occupation code: 45-99 [Wood and Paper Industries - Wooden Container Manufacturing / Labourers]; wage-earner; employer: stave factory; total earnings: 1000; out of work: no; weeks unemployed: 8; weeks unemployed (illness): 0.
↑ 3.03.1 Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 February 2021), memorial page for Roy O. Nelles (21 Sep 1889–Dec 1953), Find A Grave: Memorial #160737027, citing Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth County, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by B.G. Wiehle (contributor 47113682) .
↑ 4.04.14.2 "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFCL-KQ2 : 26 March 2020), Roy Nelles in entry for Gladys Sadie Nelles, 26 May 1911; citing Stratford, Perth, Ontario, p 177 cn 025103, Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,824.
↑ 6.06.16.2 "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSZL-7FR : 1 January 2021), John Nelles in entry for Roy Nelles and Alice Brumby, 27 Oct 1909; citing registration , Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,872,066.
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