Lillian Ellis

September 1871–10 March 1959 (Age 87)
Tama, Tama, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lillian

When Lillian Ellis was born in September 1871, in Tama, Tama, Iowa, United States, her father, Owen P. Ellis, was 26 and her mother, Mary L. Cook, was 36. She married Lorren A Bell on 8 February 1891, in Coon Rapids, Carroll, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Meade, South Dakota, United States in 1910 and Niles, Cayuga, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 March 1959, in Sennett, Cayuga, New York, United States, at the age of 87.

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Lorren A Bell
Lillian Ellis
Marriage: 8 February 1891
Alva Benton Bell
Lulu M. Bell
Jacob Harris Bell

Spouse and Children

8 February 1891
Coon Rapids, Carroll, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Owen P. Ellis


    Mary L. Cook




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 13

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the medieval personal name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah ( see Elias ). In Wales this surname absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly’, ‘benevolent’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lillian Bell in household of Lorren Bell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lillian A Bell in household of Lorren A Bell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • L A Ellis in household of Owen Ellis, "United States Census, 1880"

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