Nellie Oleson was born in LeRoy Minnesota, August 2, 1868. The family moved to Walnut Grove, Minnesota in 1873 and this is where Mr. and Mrs. Oleson (Owens) began operating a general store. It was here in Walnut Grove that Laura and Nellie first met. The family later moved several times eventual settling in Tillamook, Oregon. Nellie would meet and marry Henry Frank Kirry here. They had three children, Zola Margaret, Lloyd Prescott and Leslie Henry. Later in life Nellie and Henry separated. Nellie died in 1949 at Portland, Oregon and is buried next to her brother and father.