Hiram Ellis

Brief Life History of Hiram

When Hiram Ellis was born on 22 July 1853, in Missouri, United States, his father, Amos Ellis, was 43 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Cantley Chitwood, was 35. He married Ida Marian Wright on 12 July 1881, in Clear Creek, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Idaho Springs, Clear Creek, Colorado, United States in 1880 and Mesa, Mesa, Colorado, United States in 1910. He died on 3 April 1912, in Palisade, Mesa, Colorado, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Palisade, Mesa, Colorado, United States.

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Hiram Ellis
Ida Marian Wright
Marriage: 12 July 1881
Fred Charles Ellis
Eva Ellis
Amos Franklin Ellis
John Dewey Ellis

Sources (11)

  • Hiram Ellis in household of Amos Ellis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hiram Ellis, "Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995"
  • Hiram Ellis, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.


Historical Boundaries: 1859: Arapahoe, Kansas Territory, United States 1859: Montana, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1861: Colorado Territory, United States 1861: Clear Creek, Colorado Territory, United States 1876: Clear Creek, Colorado, United States


In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Elis, an Old French vernacular form of Elias, the Latin and New Testament Greek form of Hebrew Eliyahu; see Elijah and compare Elias , Lias , Ely .

English: possibly in some instances from the Middle English female personal name Elice, a pet form of Elizabeth .

Welsh: from Elis, a shortened form of the Welsh personal name Elisse (earlier Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly, benevolent’). As usual in Welsh, the stress in Elisse is on the penultimate syllable -li-, which shifts to initial El- when the name is shortened to Elis. It later became confused with Ellis in 1 above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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