Viewing Edward Nelson (1877-1954).
Though he won four successive elections for Register of Deeds of Kittson County, Edward Nelson had a consuming ambition---he wanted to be a lawyer. In 1909, after studying law for a decade, usually on his own, he passed the state bar examination, was admitted to the bar and opened shop in Hallock, the county seat. He moved to Minneapolis three years later, and resumed practice. With his experience as Register of Deeds, he became a recognized master of real estate law. In 1933, he formed a partnership with Ben Palmer and Felix Moses; their firm specialized in real estate and commercial transactions. On April 7, 1954, he died at age seventy-seven. The following month, Lewis E. Lohmann delivered a memorial to him in district court on behalf of the Hennepin County Bar Association.