Ellen Elizabeth Ormsby

12 November 1862–7 October 1942 (Age 79)
Farmington, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Ellen Elizabeth

When Ellen Elizabeth Ormsby was born on 12 November 1862, in Farmington, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Sherman Ormsby, was 45 and her mother, Ester E. Nichols, was 18. She married Ashley Murray Aspinwall on 16 February 1877, in Farmington, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Brooks, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1910 and Salem Election Precinct 22, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 7 October 1942, in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ashley Murray Aspinwall
1857–1908
Ellen Elizabeth Ormsby
1862–1942
Marriage: 16 February 1877
Raymond Chesterfield Aspinwall
1880–1946
Brittimer S. Aspinwall
1881–1959
Philip Linton Aspinwall
1883–1967
Jay Pierre Aspinwall
1885–1980
Carl Fitch Aspinwall
1888–1960
Hugh James Aspinwall
1890–1974
Mark Moses Aspinwall
1894–1963
Harold McKinley Aspinwall
1896–1978
Kenneth Ashley Aspinwall
1897–1920
Ruth Ellen Aspinwall
1901–1982
Helen Arminda Aspinwall
1903–1997

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 February 1877
Farmington, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States
children

(11)

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Parents and Siblings

    Sherman Ormsby

    Male1817–1897Male

    Ester E. Nichols

    Female1844–1925Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · Married Women's Property Act

Age 4

Married Women’s Property Act protected women’s rights protected property for women in Oregon upon the death of her husband. 
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 21

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ormsby in Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire, or Ormesby in Norfolk, all named from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Ormr ( see Orme 1) + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen Ormsby in household of Sherman Ormsby, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ellen E Aspinwall in household of Lloyd C Demarest, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ellen E Aspinwall in household of Helen A Busselle, "United States Census, 1930"

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