Mary Nelson (1932-1938)
Fred Nelson (1933)
Charles "Charlie" Nelson was born in 1895 or 1896 in Beckindale. His mother Mrs Nelson claimed to cure illnesses with her special potions. He served in WW1 with fellow Beckindale resident Sam Pearson. Upon his return he moved into Rose Cottage in about 1921 and then met and married Mary who was 20 years his junior. They wed in about 1932 and had a son Fred Nelson in 1933. Charlie's wife died of TB in 1938. Annie Pearson, as she was then known blamed him for deliberately not taking her to hospital and letting her die at home.
He still lived at Rose Cottage, Beckindale in 1973 and was a cantankerous old man, now aged 77. He was then told that Andrew Watson was to become his new landlord and Andrew offered him £500 to leave. Charlie refused. Dr Claire Scott suggested he go into a retirement home but he refused that. Claire said that if he had an accident, such as if he fell down the stairs at his house then he would have little or no chance of being found as he had hardly any visitors. Charlie was taken to Emmerdale Farm for a dinner where he was treated by Dr Scott. Annie Sugden felt resentment towards Charlie. It turned out that his much younger wife had been a friend of Annie Sugden and Charlie refused to take her to hospital when she came down with TB and she died leaving him and their son Fred who was 5. Andrew Watson quickly moved away to London. Charlie decided to stay on at Rose Cottage, having lived there for 50 years.
Charlie was mentioned in 1974 and again in 1975.
In 1980 Annie Sugden said the Yates family lived at Rose Cottage, so unless there were 2 Rose Cottages in the area it could be Charlie had died by then. Charlie never liked to go in a home or leave Rose Cottage so it indicated that by 1980 Charlie had passed away.
- Episode 89 (27th August 1973)
- Episode 90 (28th August 1973)
- Episode 91 (3rd September 1973)
- Episode 92 (4th September 1973)
- Episode 93 (10th September 1973)
- Episode 94 (11th September 1973)
- Episode 95 (17th September 1973)
- Episode 96 (18th September 1973)
- Episode 97 (24th September 1973)
- Episode 98 (25th September 1973)
Mother Mrs Nelson
Spouse Mary Nelson (1932-1938)
Children Fred Nelson (1933)
Grandchildren Master Nelson