John Knowlton Ells

18 October 1868–3 April 1946 (Age 77)
Fillmore, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States

The Life of John Knowlton

When John Knowlton Ells was born on 18 October 1868, in Fillmore, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States, his father, Edward Ells, was 42 and his mother, Martha L. Mitchell, was 38. He married Lenora Almeda Gorgas about 1893. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pleasant Grove, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States in 1885 and Tumwater, Thurston, Washington, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 April 1946, in Leavenworth, Chelan, Washington, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Leavenworth, Chelan, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Knowlton Ells
Lenora Almeda Gorgas
Marriage: about 1893
Lilly Ethelyn Ells
Robert K. Ells
Mabel Mary Ells
John Anthony Ells

Spouse and Children

about 1893


    Lilly Ethelyn Ells


    Robert K. Ells


    Mabel Mary Ells



Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Jane Ells


    Charles Ells


    George Robert Ells



    Mary Elizabeth Ells


World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 16

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 21

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

Name Meaning

English (Kent): probably a variant of Ellis .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John K Ells in household of Alonzo Hill, "Minnesota State Census, 1885"
  • John K Ells, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John K Ella, "United States Census, 1930"

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