Ellen Lucretia Farley

March 1861–
Washington, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ellen Lucretia

When Ellen Lucretia Farley was born in March 1861, in Washington, Iowa, United States, her father, John Robison Farley, was 51 and her mother, Susannah Cobb, was 39. She married Charles Wilbur Arnold on 11 September 1879, in Washington, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin, United States in 1905.

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Charles Wilbur Arnold
Ellen Lucretia Farley
Marriage: 11 September 1879
William Elmer Arnold
Iva M Arnold
Roy Neil Arnold Sr
Angie F Arnold

Spouse and Children

11 September 1879
Washington, Iowa, United States



    Iva M Arnold


    Roy Neil Arnold Sr


    Angie F Arnold


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 6

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 35

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places named Farley, of which there are examples in Berkshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, and Staffordshire, from Old English as fearn ‘fern’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. See also Farleigh , Fairley , Fairlie .2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghaile ( see Farrelly ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen L Arnold in household of Charles C Arnold, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ellen Arnold in household of C W Arnold, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Ellen L Arnold in household of Charles W Arnold, "United States Census, 1900"

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