Ellen Maria Bidwell

9 February 1842–2 December 1918 (Age 76)
Franconia, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Ellen Maria

When Ellen Maria Bidwell was born on 9 February 1842, in Franconia, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Moses Asbel Bidwell, was 26 and her mother, Harriett Abigail Garnsey, was 24. She married George Hopkins Ladd on 19 October 1863, in Clayton, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hudson, Dickey, North Dakota, United States in 1900 and Lorraine Township, Dickey, North Dakota, United States in 1910. She died on 2 December 1918, in Forbes, Dickey, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Oakes View Cemetery, Oakes, Dickey, North Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Hopkins Ladd
Ellen Maria Bidwell
Marriage: 19 October 1863
Mary Ellen " Minnie" Ladd
George Franklin Ladd
William Henry Ladd
Della Edna Ladd
Charles Christopher Ladd

Spouse and Children

19 October 1863
Clayton, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 12

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Bidwell, for example in Hertfordshire, from Old English byde(n) ‘tub’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen M Bidwell in household of Al C Bidwell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ellen Bidwell in household of Asel Bidwell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ellen M Ladd in household of George H Ladd, "United States Census, 1910"

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