Ellen G. Messer

1887–Female
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ellen G.

When Ellen G. Messer was born in July 1887, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Henry Allen Messer, was 41 and her mother, Nancy Catherine Farley, was 46. She lived in Jackson, North Carolina, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Henry Allen Messer
1845–1933
Nancy Catherine Farley
1841–1900
James Robert Messer
1868–1968
Frances A Messer
1872–
William Casteel Messer
1872–1968
Jackson M Messer
1876–
Ema L Messer
1880–
Ellen G. Messer
1887–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 10

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 31

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a cutler, from Middle High German mezzer ‘knife’, from Old High German mezzirahs, mezzisahs, a compound of maz ‘food’, ‘meat’ + sahs ‘knife’, ‘sword’. The Jewish name is from German Messer ‘knife’ or Yiddish meser.2 German: occupational name for an official in charge of measuring the dues paid in kind by tenants, from an agent derivative of Middle High German mezzen ‘to measure’.3 English and Scottish: occupational name for someone who kept watch over harvested crops, Middle English, Older Scots mess(i)er, from Old French messier ( see Messier ).

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

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  • Ellen G Messer in household of Henry A Messer, "United States Census, 1900"

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