Ella Frances Williams

Female23 February 1876–25 June 1970

Brief Life History of Ella Frances

When Ella Frances Williams was born on 23 February 1876, in Herdland Township, Clay, Iowa, United States, her father, Thomas Williams, was 45 and her mother, Helen Melvina Onion, was 32. She married Henry Martin Doan in 1898, in Primghar, O'Brien, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Clay, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Garfield Township, Clay, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 June 1970, in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Martin Doan
Ella Frances Williams
Marriage: 1898
Clair Ravelle Doan
Vera Grace Doan
Thomas Carleton Doan
Lyle Charles Doan
Susan Audrey Doan
Edith Gertrude Doan
Mavis Bethel Doan

Sources (42)

  • Ella Doan in household of Thomas Doan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ella Williams, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Ella Frances Williams Doan, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    1898Primghar, O'Brien, Iowa, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 5

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.


    Age 24

    "Fort Dodge is locally referred to as ""Little Chicago"" because architects modeled downtown buildings to resemble Chicago in the mid 1900s."

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 25

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

    History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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