Thomas Witton Ellerbeck

Male14 September 1829–2 April 1895

Brief Life History of Thomas Witton

When Thomas Witton Ellerbeck was born on 14 September 1829, in Pendleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas E Ellerbeck, was 37 and his mother, Mary Witton, was 11826. He married Martha Birch Hyder on 19 August 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1851. He died on 2 April 1895, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Witton Ellerbeck
Emma C Spence
Marriage: 8 October 1864
Aurelius Ellerbeck
George E Ellerbeck
Ettie Victoria Ellerbeck
May Ellerbeck
Dr William Leon Ellerbeck
Edyth Ellerbeck
Clarissa Maria Ellerbeck
Marjorie Mary Ellerbeck
Aurania Ellerbeck

Sources (81)

  • Thomas W Ellerbeck in entry for Marjorie Ellerback, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Thomas Ellerback in household of Thomas Ellerback, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Thomas Witton Ellerbeck in entry for William W Fleetwood and Aurania Rouverol, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 October 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

    Age 13

    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.


    Age 18

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

    Name Meaning

    German: habitational name from any of various minor places called as the ‘stream where the alder trees grow’.

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Ellerbeck in Ingleton (Yorkshire), Ellerbek (a lost place in West Derby Hundred, Lancashire), or Ellerbeck in Osmotherley (North Yorkshire), all from Old Norse elri ‘alder tree’ + bekkr ‘stream’.

    History: Heinrich Ellerbeck was born in 1818 in Holzfelde in Prussia. In 1845 he came to America, joining his uncle August Broemmelsieck on the Brommelsieck farm in Franklin County, MO.

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

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