Sarah Ann Ellis

Brief Life History of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Ellis was born on 12 January 1858, in Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Ellis, was 37 and her mother, Abigail James, was 34. She married George Wheeler on 29 March 1875, in Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Tettenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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Family Time Line

George Wheeler
Sarah Ann Ellis
Marriage: 29 March 1875
Sarah Ann Wheeler
Mary Wheeler
about 1885–
Jessie Wheeler
about 1892–
William Wheeler
about 1899–
Harriet Wheeler
Lois Wheeler
George Wheeler

Sources (17)

  • Sarah Ann Wheeler in household of George Wheeler, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Ann Ellis - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth: 12 January 1858; Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Sarah Ann Wheeler in entry for Lois Wheeler, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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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