Mary Ellison

11 July 1830–6 December 1915 (Age 85)
Altrincham, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Ellison was born on 11 July 1830, in Altrincham, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Ellison, was 35 and her mother, Mary Goulden, was 29. She married John Evans on 25 December 1854, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Bowdon, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom for about 11 years and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 6 December 1915, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Evans
Mary Ellison
Marriage: 25 December 1854
Mary Elizabeth Evans
John Edward Evans
Ann Evans
William Ellison Evans
James Dinwoodey Evans
Elizabeth Mills Evans
Chauncey Levi Evans
Joseph Evans
Jesse Goulden Evans

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1854St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1831: Cook, Illinois, United States [Spreads across Cook and DuPage counties]
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1855 · Lager Beer Riot
    Age 25
    The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Ellis (Old Testament Elijah) + -son.English: from the Middle English, Old French female personal name Elissent, Elisant, ancient Germanic Elisind.Scottish: sometimes a post-medieval variant of Allison , which is mainly concentrated in northern England and southwestern Scotland. There is a similar Scottish variation between Alison and Elison as female personal names.

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

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    Life Sketch of Mary Ellison Evans

    Mary Ellison was born July 11, 1830 in Altrincham, Middlewich, England. She was the daughter of John Ellison and Mary Goulden Ellison, who were of English decent. Her father was a Gardner by trad …

    Sources (43)

    • Mary Ellison in entry for Chancy Levi Evans, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary E Evans in household of John Evans, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Ellison in entry for Jno Evans, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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