Ella Martha Bortel

30 September 1876–16 December 1960 (Age 84)
McVeytown, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ella Martha

When Ella Martha Bortel was born on 30 September 1876, in McVeytown, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Wesley Bortel, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Bell Runk, was 27. She married North Postelwaite Norton on 12 December 1899, in McVeytown, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Oliver Township, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States for about 40 years and West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 December 1960, in Stowe, West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

North Postelwaite Norton
1877–1954
Ella Martha Bortel
1876–1960
Marriage: 12 December 1899
Harold Bortel Norton
1900–1984
Irene Elizabeth Norton
1902–1990
Ralph Martin Norton
1904–1994

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 December 1899
McVeytown, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States
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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 1

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Dutch: see Bortell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella Norton in household of North P Norton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ella Norton in household of North P Norton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ellie Norton in household of Morth P Norton, "United States Census, 1920"

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