Ella Elvina Rasberry

11 December 1866–9 March 1953 (Age 86)
Benton, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Ella Elvina

When Ella Elvina Rasberry was born on 11 December 1866, in Benton, Tennessee, United States, her father, Elijah Newton Quillin, was 20 and her mother, Mary Pethel, was 25. She married Willis Washington Lowry about 1884, in Benton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 7 Hazel, Calloway, Kentucky, United States in 1900. She died on 9 March 1953, in Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States.

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Willis Washington Lowry
Ella Elvina Rasberry
Marriage: about 1884
Thomas Edward Lowry
Mattie Nell Lowry
Robert Virgil Lowry
Grace Pamela Lowry

Spouse and Children

about 1884
Benton, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Elijah Newton Quillin


    Mary Pethel




World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 12

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Ratsbury in Lynton, Devon, although the modern English surname is concentrated in Norfolk.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella Rasberry in household of Polly Rasberry, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ella Lowery in household of Willis Lowery, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ellie Lowry in household of Willis W Lowry, "United States Census, 1900"

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