Ellen Elizabeth Ormsby

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

The Life Summary 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. 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
Ellen Elizabeth Ormsby
Marriage: 16 February 1877
Raymond Chesterfield Aspinwall
Brittimer S. Aspinwall
Philip Linton Aspinwall
Jay Pierre Aspinwall
Carl Fitch Aspinwall
Hugh James Aspinwall
Mark Moses Aspinwall
Harold McKinley Aspinwall
Kenneth Ashley Aspinwall
Ruth Ellen Aspinwall
Helen Arminda Aspinwall

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 February 1877Farmington, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States
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    World Events (8)

    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 (22)

    • 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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