George Washington Ellifritz

21 September 1840–2 November 1920 (Age 80)
Harrison, Virginia, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Ellifritz was born on 21 September 1840, in Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, George Ellifritz, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Poland, was 47. He married Mary J. McMasters on 8 February 1866, in Newport, Washington, Ohio, United States. He lived in Independence Township, Washington, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Strabane Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 2 November 1920, at the age of 80, and was buried in Canonsburg, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Ellifritz
1840–1920
Eliza Jane Matheny
1844–
Marriage: 2 April 1870
Elizabeth Ellifritz
1871–
Mary Ellen Ellifritz
1872–
Lavina Ellifritz
1875–
Albert Ellifritz
1876–1959
Samuel B. Ellifritz
1878–
James Scott Ellifritz
1880–1950
Wilmer Ellifritz
1883–1901
Benjamin Franklin Ellifritz
1886–
Frederick Harrison Ellifritz
1889–1955
Clarence C Ellifritz
1891–
Alice M. Ellifritz
1894–
Elmer Ellifritz
1898–1962

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 April 1870
Washington, Ohio, United States
children

(12)

    Elizabeth Ellifritz

    Female1871–Female

    Mary Ellen Ellifritz

    Female1872–Female

    Lavina Ellifritz

    Female1875–Female

    Male1876–1959Male

    Samuel B. Ellifritz

    Male1878–Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Ellifritz

    Male1801–1866Male

    Elizabeth Poland

    Female1793–1879Female

siblings

(10)

    Kiturah Ellefritz

    Female1823–Female

    Samuel Ellifritz

    Male1824–Male

    Mary Ellifritz

    Female1826–Female

    Hetta Margaretta Ellifritz

    Female1827–Female

    Hannah Ellifritz

    Female1829–1865Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 4

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 21

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Ilgenfritz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George W Ellefritz in household of George Ellifritz, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George U Ellifrity, "United States Census, 1900"
  • G.W. Ellifritz in entry for Alice M. Ellifritz, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

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