Ellen Sophia Jepsen

7 September 1871–1955 (Age 83)
Brookfield Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ellen Sophia

When Ellen Sophia Jepsen was born on 7 September 1871, in Brookfield Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States, her father, Hans Jacob Jepsen, was 47 and her mother, Gertrude Ellen Teskey, was 34. She married Emory David Anderson on 7 December 1892, in Clinton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Elwood, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died in 1955, in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Grand Mound, Clinton, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emory David Anderson
Ellen Sophia Jepsen
Marriage: 7 December 1892
Alta Sophia Anderson
Alta S Anderson

Spouse and Children

    Emory David Anderson



7 December 1892
Clinton, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Hans Jacob Jepsen


    Gertrude Ellen Teskey




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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 13

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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

Danish and North German: patronymic from Jep(pe), a pet form of the personal name Jakob ( see Jacob ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella Anderson in household of Emory Anderson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ella S Anderson in household of Emery D Anderson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ellen S Jepsen in household of Hans J Jepsen, "United States Census, 1880"

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