Ellen Celia Fairman

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

The Life 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, 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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Isaac M Lewis
Ellen Celia Fairman
Charles LEWIS
Ransom Lewis
Fred Lewis

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    Charles LEWIS


    Ransom Lewis


    Fred Lewis


    Ella LEWIS


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World Events (8)


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.

Age 18

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for the servant of someone named Fair, or a nickname meaning ‘handsome man’.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames, notably Feuerman ( see Feuer ).3 Probably an Americanized spelling of German Fährmann, a variant of Fehrmann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellem Farrman in household of Harry Farrman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ellen Fairman in household of Harry Fairman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ellen Lewis in household of Isaac M Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"

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