Rachel A. Ellis

Brief Life History of Rachel A.

When Rachel A. Ellis was born on 22 August 1879, in Washington, Illinois, United States, her father, Americus John Ellis, was 41 and her mother, Martha Emma Walker, was 35. She married Frederick Stockton on 12 May 1900, in Perry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1920 and St. Ferdinand Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died on 26 November 1969, at the age of 90.

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Frederick Stockton
Rachel A. Ellis
Marriage: 12 May 1900
Beulah Stockton

Sources (9)

  • Rachel Stockton in household of Julius Seitz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rachel A. ELLIS - Government record: birth-name: R
  • Rachel Ellis, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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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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