Ellen Catherine Couillard

9 December 1857–15 October 1894 (Age 36)
Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Ellen Catherine

Ellen Catherine Couillard was born on 9 December 1857, in Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin, United States. She married Charles Benjamin Alvord in 1874. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 15 October 1894, in Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Benjamin Alvord
Ellen Catherine Couillard
Marriage: 1874
Adelbert Alanson Alvord
Annabel Cleopatra Alvord
Josephine Orella Alvord
Edna Iola Marie Alvord
Charles Benjamin Alvord
Guy Elmer Alvord
Capitola Agnes Alvord
Ellen Katherine Alvord
Nina Clara Jane Alvord
Franklin Edward Alvord
Marian Anna Alvord

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World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 10

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 11

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

French: from Old French coille ‘testicle’, hence a nickname for a man with large testicles, later (from the 16th century) for a lusty or vigorous man.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen C Alvord in household of Charles Alvord, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ellen Coullard in entry for Guy E Alvord, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
  • Ellen Katherine Couillard in entry for Adelbert Alanson Alvord, "Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010"

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