Ellis E Twing

27 August 1869–12 May 1948 (Age 78)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ellis E

When Ellis E Twing was born on 27 August 1869, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Edwin B Twing, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Jane Stone, was 29. He married Ada Cynthia Holmes on 9 November 1892, in Spencer, Will, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Marengo, McHenry, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Kalkaska, Kalkaska, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 12 May 1948, in Lincoln Township, Newaygo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in White Cloud, Newaygo, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ellis E Twing
Ada Cynthia Holmes
Marriage: 9 November 1892
Myrtle Elizabeth Twing
Ellis Eugene Twing
Roy E Twing
Elsie Twing
Percy Twing
Mary Edith Minette Twing
Myron Leland Twing
Sylvia Eunice Twing

Spouse and Children


    Ada Cynthia Holmes


9 November 1892
Spencer, Will, Illinois, United States


    Myrtle Elizabeth Twing



    Roy E Twing


    Elsie Twing


    Percy Twing


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Edwin B Twing


    Sarah Jane Stone




    Nettie P Twing



    Mary Eliza Twing


World Events (8)

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.
1872 · Montgomery Ward Inc.

Age 3

Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward after he observed that rural customers often wanted goods from the city but couldn’t get them because of distance and cost. Ward believed that he could cut costs and make a wide variety of goods available to rural customers. Ward and two partners used $1,600 to issue the first catalog in August 1872 and with its publication, rural retailers considered Ward a threat and publicly burned his catalog. Despite the opposition, however, the business grew at a fast pace over the next several decades and was almost as successful as Sears. In April 1944, U.S. Army troops seized the Chicago offices of Montgomery Ward & Company after President Roosevelt ordered it because of an unsettled strike request made by the workers. Eight months later, with Montgomery Ward continuing to refuse to recognize the unions, President Roosevelt issued an executive order seizing all of Montgomery Ward's property nationwide. 
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified; possibly English, unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ellis E Turing in entry for Ellis E Turing, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Ellis E Turing, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ellis E Tiving, "United States Census, 1920"

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