Clarissa Elliott

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

The Life Summary 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 2 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
Mary B Whipple
Laura E Whipple
Grant Whipple
Ira Sumner Whipple
Ida May Whipple

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 May 1866Jennings, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 12
    Historical Boundaries: 1855: Greenwood, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Greenwood, Kansas, United States
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Eliot, a pet form of the Old Testament name Elijah, rendered in Greek as Ēlias and in Old French as Élie + the diminutive suffix -ot; compare Ellis . The name Aylett may in some cases also have been confused with or absorbed into Elliott.Scottish: late variant of Elwood .Scottish (of Breton origin): perhaps, as some members of the Elliott clan believe, a Scottish variant of the Breton surname Elleouet, a habitational name from one of the hamlets named Allegot in Finistère.

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Clarissa Elliott in household of Abraham Elliott, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Clarissa Elliott, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Clarrissa Elliott in household of Absolom Elliott, "United States Census, 1850"

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