Peter Ellis, Jr.

December 1847–12 November 1917 (Age 69)
Franklin, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Ellis, Jr. was born in December 1847, in Franklin, Illinois, United States, his father, Peter Ellis Sr., was 28 and his mother, Mary McGuire, was 20. He married Nancy J Simpson on 29 December 1867, in Benton, Franklin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 12 November 1917, at the age of 69, and was buried in West City, Franklin, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Ellis, Jr.
1847–1917
Nancy J Simpson
1849–1872
Marriage: 29 December 1867
Luella Ellis
1868–1952
Mary A. (Molly) Ellis
1870–1898
John Ellis
1871–1911

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1867Benton, Franklin, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 1
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1863
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 19
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    form of the name of the best-known of all Christ's apostles, traditionally regarded as the founder of the Christian Church. The name derives, via Latin, from Greek petros ‘stone, rock’. This is used as a translation of the Aramaic byname Cephas, given to the apostle Simon son of Jona, to distinguish him from another of the same name ( Simon Zelotes ). ‘When Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone’ (John 1:42). According to Matthew 16:17–18, Christ says more explicitly, ‘Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona … thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church’. The name has been in continuous use since the Middle Ages.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Sources (7)

    • Peter Ellis in entry for John H. Gunion and Mollie Ellis, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Peter Ellis, "Find A Grave Index"

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