Elmira Frances Witherell

4 November 1855–20 December 1931 (Age 76)
West,Picton,Prince Edward,Ontario

The Life of Elmira Frances

When Elmira Frances Witherell was born on 4 November 1855, her father, Josiah Witherell, was 43 and her mother, Delia Jane Sponenburg, was 35. She married John Lewis Estes on 14 March 1875, in Mendocino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Anderson, Shasta, California, United States for about 10 years and Mendocino, California, United States in 1930. She died on 20 December 1931, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

John Lewis Estes
Elmira Frances Witherell
Marriage: 14 March 1875
John Harvey Estes
Delia Belle Estes
Frances L Estes
George Henry Estes
Josie M Estes

Spouse and Children

14 March 1875
Mendocino, California, United States


    John Harvey Estes



    Frances L Estes


    George Henry Estes



Parents and Siblings

    Josiah Witherell


    Delia Jane Sponenburg




    Chancy Anderson Witherell


    Getty Jane Witherell


    Emily Jane Witherell


    Lansing Loomis Witherell


    Mary Cathrine Or Minnie Witherell


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World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 2

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Wetherell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmira F Estio in household of John L Estio, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mina F Estes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elmira F Estes in household of John L Estes, "United States Census, 1920"

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