Ellen Katherine Bosshard

23 December 1888–23 February 1983 (Age 94)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Ellen Katherine

When Ellen Katherine Bosshard was born on 23 December 1888, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Johannes Bosshard, was 30 and her mother, Carolina Mary Herwig, was 26. She married James O'Connor on 11 May 1921, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She died on 23 February 1983, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 94.

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James O'Connor
Ellen Katherine Bosshard
Marriage: 11 May 1921

Spouse and Children

11 May 1921
Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 3

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 25

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Bosshart .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ellen K Harper in household of Ed W Harper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • E Katherine Harper in household of Ed J Harper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Katherine E Bosshard in household of Carrie M Bosshard, "United States Census, 1920"

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