Ella Rosalee Kirkland

13 October 1899–22 May 1969 (Age 69)
Dorsey, Swain, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ella Rosalee

When Ella Rosalee Kirkland was born on 13 October 1899, in Dorsey, Swain, North Carolina, United States, her father, William E Kirkland, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Jane Ann Cochran, was 32. She married William Allen Crisp on 27 February 1916, in Chambers, Burke, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Scott Creek Township, Jackson, North Carolina, United States for about 5 years and Bryson City, Swain, North Carolina, United States in 1969. She died on 22 May 1969, in Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Swain Memorial Park, Bryson City, Swain, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Allen Crisp
Ella Rosalee Kirkland
Marriage: 27 February 1916
Herbert Vincent Crisp
Myrtle Crisp
Ethel Lee Crisp
Virgil Rol Crisp
Ola Crisp
McKinley Crisp
John Thomas Crisp

Spouse and Children

27 February 1916
Chambers, Burke, North Carolina, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William E Kirkland


    Sarah Jane Ann Cochran




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 1

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 19

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English (now mainly East Midlands) and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on land belonging to the Church, from northern Middle English kirk ‘church’ + land ‘land’. There are several villages named with these elements, for example in Cumbria, and in some cases the surname will have arisen from these. Exceptionally, Kirkland in Lancashire has as its second element Old Norse lundr ‘grove’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella Crisp in household of Allen Crisp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ellie Kirklin in household of William M Kirklin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ella Crisp in household of William A Crisp, "United States Census, 1930"

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