Ellen Wilson

2 November 1850–31 October 1940 (Age 89)
Taylor Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen Wilson was born on 2 November 1850, in Taylor Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States, her father, Wellington Paul Wilson, was 36 and her mother, Rebecca McBride, was 23. She married Albert Almon Steele on 12 November 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1935 and Springville, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 31 October 1940, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Goshen Cemetery, Goshen, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Almon Steele
Ellen Wilson
Marriage: 12 November 1864
Albert Almon Steele Jr
Marcus Freeman Steele Sr
Lovina Irene Steele
Rebecca Steele
Ellen Steele
Millicent May Steele
Emma Catherine Steele
Orrin Steele
Grace Murial Steele
Raymond Duane Steele

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 November 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 25
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Grandma Ellen Steele, by Paul Steele, Oct 2013

    Ellen had an old sea shell that she used to let me play with. One could hold it up to one's ear and hear the ocean, so she told me. Of course all you were hearing was echoes from inside the shell, o …

    Sources (56)

    • Ellen Steel, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Ellen Wilson in entry for Ray D Steele and Eva Burgi, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Ellen Wilson in entry for Rebecca Southerland Prisbrey, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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