Ellen May Glasspoole

2 September 1872–6 August 1963 (Age 90)
Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Ellen May

When Ellen May Glasspoole was born on 2 September 1872, in Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Henry Glasspoole, was 32 and her mother, Mary Jane Grant, was 34. She married William Pennington Clark in 1890, in Island Lake, Rolette, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Barton, Pierce, North Dakota, United States in 1900 and Alberta, Canada in 1916. She died on 6 August 1963, in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 90, and was buried in Vulcan, Vulcan County, Alberta, Canada.

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William Pennington Clark
Ellen May Glasspoole
Marriage: 1890
Walter Henry Clark
Percival Martin Clark
Dora May Clark
Leroy McKinley Clark
Mary Alice Clark
William Alvardo Clark

Spouse and Children

    William Pennington Clark



Island Lake, Rolette, North Dakota, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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 Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 11

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen Johnstone in household of John N Johnstone, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Ella May Glasspoole in household of Henry Glasspoole, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ellen Clark in household of William Clark, "United States Census, 1900"

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