Ellen Westmoreland

Brief Life History of Ellen

When Ellen Westmoreland was born in 1860, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, her father, Hansel Hanson Westmoreland, was 41 and her mother, Delsey Catherine Wall, was 13. She married Charles Madison Kiger on 22 February 1889, in Bethania Township, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Winston Township, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Bethania, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 7 April 1934, in Rural Hall, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Rural Hall, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States.

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Charles Madison Kiger
Ellen Westmoreland
Marriage: 22 February 1889
Hillary Harrison Kiger
Gurnie Madison Kiger
Ethel Mae Kiger
Hobart McKinley Kiger
Mamie Gertrude Kiger

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  • Sarah E Kiger in household of Charles M Kiger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ellen Westmoreland, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Ellie Kiger in entry for James Southern and Ethel Kiger, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire): habitational name from the former region or county of Westmorland. The placename is recorded as Westmoringa landc. 1150 and means ‘the land of the people living west of the moors’ (i.e. the Pennines), from Old English west ‘west, western’ + mōr ‘moor’ + the groupname suffix -ingas (genitive -inga-) + land ‘land’.

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

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