Frances Amelia Linville

12 March 1829–22 July 1910 (Age 81)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Frances Amelia

When Frances Amelia Linville was born on 12 March 1829, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Solomon Linville, was 26 and her mother, Mary Louisa Passmore, was 25. She married John Patterson Wilson on 4 February 1855, in Champaign, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Washington Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and East Muddy Election Precinct, Gosper, Nebraska, United States in 1900. She died on 22 July 1910, at the age of 81, and was buried in Harrison, Sioux, Nebraska, United States.

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George Paris Ellis
Frances Amelia Linville
Marriage: 15 February 1863
Margaret A Ellis
Solomon Linvill Ellis
Avis Amelia Ellis
Davis P. Ellis
Robert Theodore Ellis
Mabel Estell Ellis

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15 February 1863
Keokuk, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 28

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

Of English origin: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, perhaps in France. The surname is not found in present-day English records, but is recorded in Hampshire (also in the forms Lenvill, Linvel) in the 17th century.Perhaps it is an altered form of English Lindfield or Lingfield, habitational name from a place so called in Sussex, altered by false analogy with the alternation in Norman names between -ville and -field.

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

Sources (3)

  • Francis A Ellis in household of George P Ellis, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Francis A Ellis in household of Llewellyn Wilson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Francis A Ellis in household of G P Ellis, "United States Census, 1870"

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