Ellen Douglas Lasell

14 October 1828–1 January 1877 (Age 48)
De Kalb, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Ellen Douglas

When Ellen Douglas Lasell was born on 14 October 1828, in De Kalb, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Harris Lassel, was 25 and her mother, Lydia Maria Fisk, was 26. She married Seymour W Banker about 1854, in Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Decatur, Green, Wisconsin, United States in 1870. She died on 1 January 1877, in De Pere, Brown, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in De Pere, Brown, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Seymour W Banker
Ellen Douglas Lasell
Marriage: about 1854
Florence Isabel Banker
Eliza Lassell "Lizzie" Banker
Frances Elona Banker
Harris James Banker

Spouse and Children

about 1854
Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York, United States


    Florence Isabel Banker


    Eliza Lassell "Lizzie" Banker


    Frances Elona Banker


    Harris James Banker


Parents and Siblings

    Harris Lassel


    Lydia Maria Fisk




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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Probably an Americanized spelling of French Lacelle, a habitational name from Lacelle in Corrèze or from any of numerous places called La Celle, for example in Aisne, Cher, and Marne, all named with Old French celle ‘hermitage’, ‘monastic cell’, with the definite article la.2 It may also be a variant of Lasalle .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Ellen Banker in household of S W Banker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ellen D. Banker, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"

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