Ellen Celeste Woodward

5 November 1831–15 January 1915 (Age 83)
Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Ellen Celeste

When Ellen Celeste Woodward was born on 5 November 1831, in Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Woodward, was 50 and her mother, Zilpha Diadama Hare, was 35. She married Elijah Knapp Fuller on 11 March 1851, in President's Office, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She immigrated to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1848 and lived in Harrisburg, Washington, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Pine, Gila, Arizona, United States in 1910. She died on 15 January 1915, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Knapp Fuller
Ellen Celeste Woodward
Marriage: 11 March 1851
Harriet Ellen Fuller
Lucy Marie Fuller
Zilpha Diadama Fuller
Elijah Knapp Fuller III
David Amos Fuller
John Hyrum Fuller
Mary Celeste Fuller
Manson James Fuller
Katie Chloe Fuller
Orrin Eugene Fuller
Edith Woodward Fuller

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 March 1851President's Office, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 5
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 32
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a forester employed to look after the trees and game in a forest, Middle English woodward (from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + weard ‘guardian, protector’).History: Henry Woodward emigrated from England in 1635 and settled first in Dorchester, MA, and subsequently in Northampton, MA. He had many prominent descendants. Another Henry Woodward, born c. 1646 in the British West Indies, was the first English settler in SC (1664).

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

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    Life of Ellen Celeste Woodward (4) Wife of Elijah Knapp Fuller

    Ellen Celeste Woodward (David) Ellen Celeste Woodward was born November 5, 1831, at Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of David Woodward and Diadema Hare. She was the ninth chi …

    Sources (35)

    • Ellen Celeste Woodward in entry for Katie Chloe Miller, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Ellen C Fuller in household of Elijah Fuller, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Ellen C. Woodward in entry for Edith Grimes, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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