Ellen Close

19 March 1839–20 April 1872 (Age 33)
Box, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen Close was born on 19 March 1839, in Box, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Close, was 23 and her mother, Mary Ann Pegler, was 23. She married William George Butler on 9 December 1857, in President's Office, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 20 April 1872, in Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William George Butler
Ellen Close
Marriage: 9 December 1857
Mary Ann Close Butler
Ellen Close Butler
Ruth Eliza Close Butler
Richard Close Butler
Annie Elizabeth Close Butler
Heber Close Butler
Albert Close Butler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1857President's Office, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Weber, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Weber, Utah, United States

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure of some sort, such as a courtyard set back from the main street or a farmyard, from Middle English clos(e) (Old French clos, from Late Latin clausum, past participle of claudere ‘to close’). Possibly also a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in such a place.English: from Middle English clos(e) ‘secret’, applied as a nickname for a reserved or secretive person.Dutch: variant of Cloos .

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

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    ELLEN CLOSE BUTLER 1839-1873

    ELLEN CLOSE BUTLER 1839 - 1873 Ellen Close was born 19 March 1839 at Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, the second child of George Close and Mary Ann Pegler. Ellen’s mother died in November of 1841, …

    Sources (29)

    • Ellen Butler in household of William Butler, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ellen Close in entry for Heber Close Butler, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Ellen Close in household of George Close, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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