Clarissa Elliott

20 November 1843–14 October 1916 (Age 72)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Clarissa

When Clarissa Elliott was born on 20 November 1843, in Indiana, United States, her father, Absalom Elliott Jr., was 50 and her mother, Mary "Polly" Spear, was 40. She married Oscar F Whipple on 17 May 1866, in Jennings, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Sand Creek Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Madison Township, Greenwood, Kansas, United States in 1900. She died on 14 October 1916, in Eureka, Greenwood, Kansas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Eureka, Greenwood, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oscar F Whipple
Clarissa Elliott
Marriage: 17 May 1866
Washington Whipple
Mary B Whipple
Laura E Whipple
Grant Whipple
Ira Sumner Whipple
Ida May Whipple

Spouse and Children

17 May 1866
Jennings, Indiana, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    John Elliott


    Aaron Elliott


    Elizabeth Elliott


    Samuel Elliott


    Anna Buoycourt Elliott


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 8

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 20

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

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name, Elyat, Elyt. This represents at least two Old English personal names which have fallen together: the male name Aðelgēat (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + Gēat, a tribal name; see Jocelyn ), and the female personal name Aðelgȳð (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + gȳð ‘battle’). The Middle English name seems also to have absorbed various other personal names of Old English or Continental Germanic origin, as for example Old English Ælfweald ( see Ellwood ).2 English: from a pet form of Ellis .3 Scottish: Anglicized form of the originally distinct Gaelic surname Elloch, Eloth, a topographic name from Gaelic eileach ‘dam’, ‘mound’, ‘bank’. Compare Eliot .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarrissa Elliott in household of Absolom Elliott, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Clarrise E Whipple in household of Oscar F Whipple, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clarissa Whipple in household of Grant Whipple, "United States Census, 1910"

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