Edgar Ellis Whetzell

25 January 1869–10 May 1931 (Age 62)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Edgar Ellis

Edgar Ellis Whetzell was born on 25 January 1869, in Missouri, United States as the son of Henry Whetzel and Ann Sena*. He married Margaret Loretta Randerson on 6 November 1889, in Whittier, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Juniata, Adams, Nebraska, United States in 1920. He died on 10 May 1931, in Granger, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edgar Ellis Whetzell
Margaret Loretta Randerson
Marriage: 6 November 1889
Laura Elizabeth Whetzell
Robert Francis Whetzell
Victor Harley Whetzell
Lydia Alice Whetzell
Edgar Ellis Whetzell

Spouse and Children

6 November 1889
Whittier, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Whetzel


    Ann Sena*




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 15

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 17

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Wetzel .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Edward Whelzill, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edgar E Whitzell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edgar E Whetzel in household of Francis A Roby, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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