Nancy Ellen "Ella" Ater

5 March 1849–31 December 1916 (Age 67)
Deer Creek Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States

The Life of Nancy Ellen "Ella"

When Nancy Ellen "Ella" Ater was born on 5 March 1849, in Deer Creek Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States, her father, Samuel Ater, was 41 and her mother, Sarah Harvey, was 32. She married Madison Abner Adams on 3 March 1870, in Piatt, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Willow Branch Township, Piatt, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Deerfield Township, Ross, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. She died on 31 December 1916, in Clarksburg, Ross, Ohio, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Browns Chapel, Deerfield Township, Ross, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marcus J "Mark" McCrum
Nancy Ellen "Ella" Ater
Marriage: 26 June 1884
Ray McCrum
John B McCrum
Myrtle McCrum
Mary E McCrum

Spouse and Children

26 June 1884
Ross, Ohio, United States



    John B McCrum


    Myrtle McCrum


    Mary E McCrum


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Ater





    Milton Charles Ater


    James Ater


    David Ater


    Mary Elizabeth Ater



World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 7

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 18

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English: unexplained.2 German: unexplained; possibly a variant of Eder or Ader, from a Germanic personal name Adheri, composed of adal ‘clan’, ‘nobility’ + heri ‘army’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ellen Adams in household of William Grove, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ellen Mccrum in household of Mark Mccrum, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nancey Alter in household of Samuel Alter, "United States Census, 1850"

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