Ellen A Phemister

Femaleabout 1868–

Brief Life History of Ellen A

When Ellen A Phemister was born about 1868, in Williamson, Illinois, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Phemister, was 33 and her mother, Sophronia Ellen Smith, was 19. She lived in Grassy Precinct, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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Ellen A Phemister

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  • Ellen A Phemister in household of Andrew Phemister, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ellen A Phemister - birth: about 1868; Williamson, Illinois, United States
  • Ellen Phemister, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 0

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.


Age 3

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 32

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Scottish: occupational name from Older Scots and Middle English fe ‘livestock, cattle’ + ma(i)ster, me(i)ster ‘master’ (see Master ), denoting someone in charge of flocks and herds. This form of the surname is rare in Britain, where the spelling Phimister is most common. Compare Feemster .

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

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