Lavilla Ford Ellsworth

Female13 December 1887–15 June 1966

Brief Life History of Lavilla Ford

When Lavilla Ford Ellsworth was born on 13 December 1887, in Dayton, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, her father, Joseph Wesley Ellsworth, was 34 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Brooks, was 33. She lived in Indianfields Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 15 June 1966, at the age of 78, and was buried in Silverwood, Rich Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States.

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Joseph Wesley Ellsworth
Mary Elizabeth Brooks
Augusta Ellsworth
Emerson George Ellsworth
John Elmer Ellsworth
Benjamin Elden Ellsworth
Lavilla Ford Ellsworth

Sources (6)

  • Larila Elsworth in household of Joseph W Elsworth, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lavila Elsworh, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Lavila Elsworth Ford, "Find A Grave Index"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 16

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 21

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Elsworth, a lost place in Norwood near Fewston (Yorkshire), from the Old English personal name El(l)i (see Ellington ) + Old English worth ‘enclosure’ (see Worth ).

English: habitational name from Elworth in Abbotsbury (Dorset) with instrusive -s-, from the Old English personal name Ella + Old English worth.

English: rare variant of Elsworthy, a habitational name from Elworthy (Somerset), with the same origin as the placename in 2 above (with Old English worth later replaced by worthig) ‘enclosure’.

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

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