Ellis Totten

October 1894–
Illinois, United States

The Life of Ellis

When Ellis Totten was born in October 1894, in Illinois, United States, his father, Madison "Matt" Totten, was 26 and his mother, Nora I. Thacker, was 19. He married Josephine Bassett on 17 December 1914, in Richland, Illinois, United States. He lived in Olney Township, Richland, Illinois, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Ellis Totten
1894–
Josephine Bassett
1898–
Marriage: 17 December 1914

Spouse and Children

    Male1894–Male

    Josephine Bassett

    Female1898–Female

MARRIAGE
17 December 1914
Richland, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 16

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 31

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

Name Meaning

English and northern Irish: possibly from a diminutive of the nickname totte ‘simpleton’, ‘fool’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Ellis Totten in household of John F Thacker, "United States Census, 1900"

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