Adalaide King

1852–21 May 1929 (Age 77)
Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life of Adalaide

When Adalaide King was born in 1852, in Cayuga, New York, United States, her father, Philander P King, was 46 and her mother, Emaline L. Wightman, was 40. She married Christopher "Kit" Zimri Ellison on 5 December 1876. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 21 May 1929, in Genoa, Cayuga, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in West Genoa Cemetery, King Ferry, Genoa, Cayuga, New York, United States.

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Christopher "Kit" Zimri Ellison
Adalaide King
Marriage: 5 December 1876
Ray Amasa Ellison
Pearl Olive Ellison

Spouse and Children

5 December 1876


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World Events (8)


Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 11

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 23

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Adda F Ellison in household of Christoffer Ellison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Addie King in household of Philander King, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Addie F Ellison in household of Zimri Ellison, "New York State Census, 1905"

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