Ella Eldorado Tatum

30 May 1873–27 October 1960 (Age 87)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Ella Eldorado

When Ella Eldorado Tatum was born on 30 May 1873, in Georgia, United States, her father, William M. Tatum, was 26 and her mother, Martha Jane Purdy, was 28. She married Marcus L Smith on 3 April 1892, in Izard, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Dawsonville, Dawson, Georgia, United States in 1880. She died on 27 October 1960, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Oxford, Izard, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marcus L Smith
Ella Eldorado Tatum
Marriage: 3 April 1892
Essie A Smith
Clyde Devey Smith
Ramsey U Smith
Hazel Glen Smith

Spouse and Children

3 April 1892
Izard, Arkansas, United States


    Essie A Smith



    Ramsey U Smith



Parents and Siblings


    Martha Jane Purdy




    Robert Crusin Tatum


    Nevada Tatum



    Lillian Tatum



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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 10

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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 (Essex): variant of Tatham .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eldorado Tatum in household of William Tatum, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ella Tatum in entry for M L Smith, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Ella Tatum in entry for M L Smith, "Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944"

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