Ellen Maria Hastings

1 December 1841–9 May 1917 (Age 75)
Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ellen Maria

When Ellen Maria Hastings was born on 1 December 1841, in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joel Smith Hastings, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Chamberlain, was 21. She married Calvin W Burns on 26 September 1860. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Forest City Township, Howard, Iowa, United States in 1885 and Howard, Iowa, United States in 1895. She died on 9 May 1917, in Cass Lake, Cass, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Cass Lake, Cass, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Calvin W Burns
Ellen Maria Hastings
Marriage: 26 September 1860
Lucius Hastings Burns
Myron Nellis Burns
Lee A. Burns

Spouse and Children

26 September 1860


    Lucius Hastings Burns


    Myron Nellis Burns


    Lee A. Burns


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 5

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

Age 5

Iowa is the 29th state.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from Hastings, a place in Sussex, on the south coast of England, near which the English army was defeated by the Normans in 1066 . It is named from Old English Hǣstingas ‘people of Hǣsta’. The surname was taken to Scotland under William the Lion in the latter part of the 12th century. It also assimilated some instances of the native Scottish surname Harestane ( see Hairston ).2 English: variant of Hasting .3 Irish (Connacht): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistín ‘descendant of Oistín’, the Gaelic form of Augustine ( see Austin ).

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

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  • Ellen M Burns in household of Calvin W Burns, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Ellen M Burns in household of Calvin W Burns, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Ellen Burns in household of Calvin Burns, "United States Census, 1870"

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