Peggy (Snyder) Nelson

Peggy Louise (Snyder) Nelson (1909 - 1994)

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Peggy Louise "Harriet" Nelson formerly Snyder aka Hilliard
Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa,
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married (to ) [location unknown]
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Died in Laguna Beach, Orange County, California,
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Peggy (Snyder) Nelson is Notable.

Harriet Nelson was born Peggy Snyder July 18, 1909 the daughter of Hazel Dell (née McNutt) and Roy Hilliard Snyder. She was involved in Vaudeville since she was age three as well as made her broadway appearance in her teens. Harriet started smoking at age 13 and was briefly married to an abusive comedian.

In 1932 she met Ozzie Nelson while Preforming in Vaudeville. Where he hired her under the name Harriet Hillard {another name she was known by during life] Harriet was especially big during World War 2

In October 1935 Harriet Married Ozzie who was the band leader and they had two sons David and Eric "Ricky".

In the 1940's Ozzie was looking for a way to spend more time with his family. So they created the Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in which the family played themselves.

In 1978 Harriet moved full time into the house at Leguna Beach that the family had built.

Harriet passed away October 2, 1994 due to Congestive Heart Failure. Harriet was buried in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, California alongside her husband Ozzie and youngest son. Ricky


  • * • Benoit, Tod (2009). Where are they buried? How did they Die? Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers. ISBN 978-1-57912-822-7.

Find-A-Grave Virtual Cemetery memorial #1834 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA. Plot: Revelation, Lot 35400

  • 1910 census, Ward 3 Topeka, Shawnee Co Kansas. She is listed as Harriet E. Hilliard


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Ozzie and Harriet Nelson
Ozzie and Harriet Nelson


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