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
1848–1893
Ellen Wilson
1850–1940
Marriage: 12 November 1864
Albert Almon Steele Jr
1869–1939
Marcus Freeman Steele Sr
1871–1945
Lovina Irene Steele
1873–1907
Rebecca Steele
1874–1943
Ellen Steele
1877–1938
Millicent May Steele
1878–1960
Emma Catherine Steele
1881–1898
Orrin Steele
1883–1899
Grace Murial Steele
1885–1924
Raymond Duane Steele
1889–1981

Spouse and Children

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

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854
    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 This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    1863
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Willison
    Will
    Willson

    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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