Ellen Celia Fairman

9 January 1845–2 September 1912 (Age 67)
Canton Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Ellen Celia

When Ellen Celia Fairman was born on 9 January 1845, in Canton Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, Harry Fairman, was 53 and her mother, Lydia Halleck, was 42. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Isaac M Lewis. She lived in Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Nankin Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. She died on 2 September 1912, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Redford, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac M Lewis
1836–1908
Ellen Celia Fairman
1845–1912
Charles LEWIS
1866–
Ransom Lewis
1869–
Fred Lewis
1871–
Ella LEWIS
1877–1939

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World Events (8)

1846
Age 1
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · State Capital Moves to Lansing
Age 3
Detroit fought to maintain the Capitol within its jurisdiction, but communities in the growing western part of the state had reasons for wanting a move inland. This move would make the Capitol more easily defensible in case of another war between the British and the U.S. like that of the War of 1812. Proponents of moving the capitol also sought to make the government more accessible to the people throughout the state. Construction began in 1847 on a temporary state capitol building in Lansing. It was a simple two-story wood frame structure, painted white with green wooden shutters and topped by a tin cupola. The building was sold when the permanent capitol building opened in 1879 and, like the first capitol, it was later destroyed by a fire in 1882.
1863
Age 18
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

(1997: 846;2007: 1731; 2010: 2470)English: nickname from Middle English fair(e) ‘fair, beautiful; light in color’ + man, meaning ‘handsome man’.English: variant of Farman .

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

Possible Related Names

Farman
Fierman

Sources (14)

  • Celia Lewis in entry for Fred Lewis, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Ellem Farrman in household of Harry Farrman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ellen Fairman in entry for Ransom Lewis and Hattie E Appling, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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