Ellen J "Ella" Church

2 September 1846–27 October 1890 (Age 44)
Western, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Ellen J "Ella"

When Ellen J "Ella" Church was born on 2 September 1846, in Western, Oneida, New York, United States, her father, Seth Jerome Church, was 30 and her mother, Sophronia A Clark, was 26. She married George Washington Signs on 11 August 1870, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. She died on 27 October 1890, in Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, United States.

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George Washington Signs
Ellen J "Ella" Church
Marriage: 11 August 1870

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11 August 1870
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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World Events (6)


Age 14

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 24

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic surname for someone who lived near a church. The word comes from Old English cyrice, ultimately from medieval Greek kyrikon, for earlier kyriakōn (dōma) ‘(house) of the Lord’, from kyrios ‘lord’.2 Translation of German Kirch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen Church in household of Jerome Church, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ellen Church in household of Seth J Church, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ellen J. Church, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"

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