Ellen Oyler

12 June 1858–28 March 1948 (Age 89)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen Oyler was born on 12 June 1858, in Illinois, United States, her father, Daniel A Oyler, was 38 and her mother, Harriett Wickersham, was 29. She married George W Brooks on 8 November 1877, in Mason, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Wilber, Saline, Nebraska, United States in 1885 and Swan Creek Election Precinct, Saline, Nebraska, United States in 1900. She died on 28 March 1948, in Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Swanton, Saline, Nebraska, United States.

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George W Brooks
Ellen Oyler
Marriage: 8 November 1877
Daisy Mae Brooks
Harry Brooks
Edyth Dill Brooks
Bertha Belle Brooks

Spouse and Children

    George W Brooks



8 November 1877
Mason, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 3

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 24

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for an extractor or seller of oil, from a metathesized form of Anglo-Norman French olier (from oile ‘oil’, Latin oleum ‘(olive) oil’; compare Oliva ). In northern England linseed oil obtained from locally grown flax was more common than olive oil.2 English: from the Continental Germanic personal name Odilard, Oilard, introduced by the Normans.3 Americanized spelling of German Euler or of Swabian Äuler, a topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow, Äule, a diminutive of Au.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella Brooks in household of George W Brooks, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ellen Brooks in household of Geo W Brooks, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • Ellen Brooke Brooks in household of George W Brooks, "United States Census, 1900"

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