Ellen McKell Matheson

7 December 1848–9 October 1887 (Age 38)
Newtyle, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ellen McKell

When Ellen McKell Matheson was born on 7 December 1848, in Newtyle, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Daniel Matheson, was 44 and her mother, Catherine Treasurer, was 44. She married Solomon Wardell Sr. on 28 June 1868, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 9 October 1887, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon Wardell Sr.
Ellen McKell Matheson
Marriage: 28 June 1868
Solomon Wardell Jr.
Julia Ann Wardell
John David Wardell
Elizabeth Thornton Wardell
Mary Ellen Wardell
Lydia Jane Wardell
Solomon Alexander Wardell
Sarah Alice Wardell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 June 1868Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 6
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 9
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Matthew .Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mathghamhna, Mac Mathghamhuin, abbreviated to Mac Mhathain ‘son of Mathghamhain’, a personal name literally meaning ‘good calf’, a kenning for ‘bear’. Compare Irish McMahon , Mahoney .History: In Scotland, this is the name of a Highland clan associated with the area around Lochalsh.

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Ellen Matheson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • Ellen Wardell in household of Solomon Wardell, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Ellen Matheson, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

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