Ellen Celia Fairman

Brief Life History 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 Martin Lewis. She lived in Canton, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1870 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 Cemetery, Redford, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Isaac Martin Lewis
Ellen Celia Fairman
Charles LEWIS
Ransom Fisk Lewis
Fred Lewis
Ella J Lewis

Sources (16)

  • Ellen C Leurs in household of Isaac M Leurs, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ellen Fairman Severs, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Celia Lewis in entry for Fred Lewis, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1848 · State Capital Moves to Lansing

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.


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

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English fair(e) ‘fair, beautiful; light in color’ + man, meaning ‘handsome man’.

English: variant of Farman .

Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames, notably Feuerman (see Feuer ).

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

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