Ellen Ashworth

26 July 1890–26 February 1895 (Age 4)
Carmi, White, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen Ashworth was born on 26 July 1890, in Carmi, White, Illinois, United States, her father, Cleavius Ashworth, was 36 and her mother, Almira Melvin, was 28. She died on 26 February 1895, in her hometown, at the age of 4.

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Cleavius Ashworth
Almira Melvin
Ellen Ashworth
Solomon Ashworth
Andrew Jackson Ashworth
Alma Ashworth
Vey Ashworth

Parents and Siblings

    Cleavius Ashworth


    Almira Melvin





    Solomon Ashworth


    Andrew Jackson Ashworth



    Vey Ashworth


World Events (2)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 2

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 3

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from any of various places called Ashworth, in Lancashire and elsewhere, from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + worð ‘enclosed settlement’.

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

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