Ellen G. Gawn

23 November 1849–30 April 1937 (Age 87)
Lorain, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ellen G.

When Ellen G. Gawn was born on 23 November 1849, in Lorain, Ohio, United States, her father, James Thomas Gawn, was 25 and her mother, Louisa Elvira Barnes, was 21. She married Hamer N. Steele on 20 September 1867, in Lorain, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 30 April 1937, in Amherst, Lorain, Ohio, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Amherst Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hamer N. Steele
Ellen G. Gawn
Marriage: 20 September 1867
Edgar J. Steele
George S. Steele
Twin Steele
Twin Steele
Frank Hamer Steele
Florence Ellen Steele
Marion Lydia Steele

Spouse and Children

20 September 1867
Lorain, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 11

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

German:1. metonymic occupational name for a producer of or dealer in yarn, Middle High German garn. 2. (in eastern Germany) from Slavic gorn- ‘mountain dweller’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ellen L Steele, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ellen L Steele, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ellen Steele in household of Marion L Steele, "United States Census, 1930"

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