Roger Angell’s first wife: Who was Evelyn Baker Nelson?

Roger Angell, the elegant and thoughtful baseball writer who was widely considered among the best America has produced, died on Friday at his home in Manhattan. He was 101.


Roger Angell, born on September 19, 1920, was an American essayist known for his writing on sports, especially baseball.

He was a regular contributor to The New Yorker and was its chief fiction editor for many years.

Before Roger Angell’s death, he first married the love of his life, Evelyn Baker Nelson

Who was Evelyn Baker Nelson?

Evelyn Baker Nelson was the first wife of Roger Angell, she was then known as Evelyn Baker Angel until their divorce. Evelyn and Roger Angell married for 19 years. Evelyn Baker Nelson died on Friday, November 21, at age 76.

Roger Angell's first wife: Who was Evelyn Baker Nelson

Mother of Callie Angell and Alice Angell Evangelista, grandmother of Laura and Lily, sister of Susan MacKenna, Mary Carr, and the late Peggy Stewart. Married to Clifford C. Nelson for 23 years and previously to Roger Angell for 19 years.

Born in Boston, MA., she lived in Mystic, CT. for the last 28 years. Elegant and proudly independent, she loved her friends, family, and home.

She was a champion knitter, an avid reader and painter, and a great gardener and cook. She will be missed by us all. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1660 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA. 22314.


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