Elvira Wall Weller

20 November 1828–20 September 1864 (Age 35)
Webster, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life of Elvira

When Elvira Wall Weller was born on 20 November 1828, in Webster, Monroe, New York, United States, her father, Alonzo Lucas Wall, was 22 and her mother, Electa Thayer, was 17. She married Robert Weller in 1847. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 20 September 1864, at the age of 35, and was buried in Webster, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Robert Weller
Elvira Wall Weller
Marriage: 1847
Edgar Alonzo Weller
Lila Elvira Weller
James Frank Weller
Ella L Weller
Burton P Weller

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    Edgar Alonzo Weller


    Lila Elvira Weller


    James Frank Weller



    Burton P Weller


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World Events (5)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stone-built wall, e.g. one used to fortify a town or to keep back the encroachment of the sea (Old English w(e)all, from Latin vallum ‘rampart’, ‘palisade’).2 Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, northern Middle English wall(e) (Old English (Mercian) wæll(a); compare Well ).3 Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Bhál, a Gaelicized form of de Valle, the name of a Norman family established in Munster and Connacht.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alvira Weller in household of Robert Weller, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Elvira Weller in household of Robert Weller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elvira Weller in household of Robert Weller, "United States Census, 1870"

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