Eleanor J Henderson

about 1869–28 February 1953 (Age 84)
Gallatin, Daviess, Missouri, United States

The Life of Eleanor J

When Eleanor J Henderson was born about 1869, in Gallatin, Daviess, Missouri, United States, her father, George Whitley Henderson, was 35 and her mother, Matilda McBrayer, was 32. She married Washington Chapman Fisher about 1891. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in El Centro, Imperial, California, United States in 1930. She died on 28 February 1953, in Imperial, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Washington Chapman Fisher
Eleanor J Henderson
Marriage: about 1891
Virgil Fisher
Pauline M Fisher

Spouse and Children

about 1891



    Pauline M Fisher


Parents and Siblings

    George Whitley Henderson


    Matilda McBrayer




World Events (8)

1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 0

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

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.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from Hendry, a chiefly Scottish variant of the personal name Henry 1. Some Scottish families with this name have ancestors whose name was Henryson.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella J Fisher in household of Washington C Fisher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ella Henderson in entry for Hebert L Neild and Paulene Maye Fisher, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Ella Henderson in entry for Herbert L. Neild, "California Marriages, 1850-1945"

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