Ella Sykes

16 October 1862–6 December 1932 (Age 70)
Canton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Ella

When Ella Sykes was born on 16 October 1862, in Canton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Bingham A Sykes, was 44 and her mother, Lydia Aldrich, was 43. She married Gaylon Gilbert Griswold on 19 May 1887, in Canton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in New York, United States in 1870 and St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1900. She died on 6 December 1932, in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Gaylon Gilbert Griswold
Ella Sykes
Marriage: 19 May 1887
Elbert Kenneth Griswold
Mildred Griswald
Gaylon Sykes Griswold
Eleanor Mary Griswold

Spouse and Children

    Gaylon Gilbert Griswold



19 May 1887
Canton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States


    Elbert Kenneth Griswold


    Mildred Griswald


    Alice GRISWOLD


    Gaylon Sykes Griswold


    Eleanor Mary Griswold


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 1

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 19

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived by a stream in a marsh or in a hollow, from Middle English syke ‘marshy stream’, ‘damp gully’, or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, in Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellie B Griswold in household of Gaylow G Griswold, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ellie B Griswold in household of Gaylon R Griswold, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ella Sykes in household of Bingham A Sykes, "United States Census, 1870"

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