Ellenor Jane Jewell

Brief Life History of Ellenor Jane

When Ellenor Jane Jewell was born on 27 November 1875, in Spencer Township, Ralls, Missouri, United States, her father, Moses Samuel Jewell, was 39 and her mother, Martha Ann Beshears, was 27. She married Bird Wise Clark on 6 January 1923, in New London, Ralls, Missouri, United States. She died on 5 May 1960, in Spencer Township, Ralls, Missouri, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Spencer Township, Ralls, Missouri, United States.

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Bird Wise Clark
Ellenor Jane Jewell
Marriage: 6 January 1923

Sources (7)

  • Eleanor Clark, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marriage record
  • Ella Jewell Clark, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): from an Old Breton personal name, Iudhael, composed of elements meaning ‘lord’ + ‘generous, bountiful’ (see Jewkes ), which was borne by a 7th-century Christian saint, a king of Brittany who abdicated and spent the last part of his life in a monastery. Forms of this name are found in medieval records not only in Devon and Cornwall, where they are of native origin, but also in East Anglia and even Yorkshire, where they were imported by Bretons after the Norman Conquest. The name was seemingly reintroduced from France in the 17th century by Huguenots.

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

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