Elsie Lee Worley

31 December 1872–4 March 1953 (Age 80)
Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States

The Life of Elsie Lee

When Elsie Lee Worley was born on 31 December 1872, in Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States, her father, Jeremiah Boyd Worley, was 33 and her mother, Ella Sonora Harelson, was 20. She married Henry William Hanker on 28 November 1897. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Lucerne, Kings, California, United States for about 10 years and Kings, California, United States in 1920. She died on 4 March 1953, in Escondido, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Hanford Cemetery, Hanford, Kings, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry William Hanker
Elsie Lee Worley
Marriage: 28 November 1897
Harold Worley
Herbert Worley
Louis Henry Hanker
Lois Etta Hanker

Spouse and Children

    Henry William Hanker



28 November 1897


Parents and Siblings

    Jeremiah Boyd Worley


    Ella Sonora Harelson




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 19

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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

English: most probably a habitational name, either from a variant spelling of Wortley , or alternatively from places in Essex and Somerset called Warley, named in Old English with wær, wer ‘weir’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, or from Warley in the West Midlands, which is named with Old English weorf ‘draft oxen’ + lēah.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elsie Hanker in household of William Hanker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elsie Hanker in household of William H Hanker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elsie L Hanker in household of Clifford E Hughes, "United States Census, 1930"

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