Ella Cerena Clausen

16 July 1873–5 July 1929 (Age 55)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Ella Cerena

When Ella Cerena Clausen was born on 16 July 1873, in Iowa, United States, her father, Claus Clausen Ronnei, was 29 and her mother, Gjertrud Lassesen Or Johnson, was 20. She married Arthur Edwin French on 20 October 1898, in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years and Newton Township, Mackinac, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 5 July 1929, in Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 55.

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Arthur Edwin French
Ella Cerena Clausen
Marriage: 20 October 1898
Gertrude Lucretia French
Byron John French
Mildred Louise French
Arthur Eugene French

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20 October 1898
Hennepin, Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 11

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 17

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Dutch, North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Claus , a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella French in household of Arthur E French, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ella French in household of Arthur French, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ella French in household of Arthur French, "United States Census, 1920"

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