Ellen Knowles

3 November 1820–11 August 1905 (Age 84)
Warrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen Knowles was born on 3 November 1820, in Warrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Knowles Jr., was 32 and her mother, Sarah Touchett Knowles, was 31. She married John Melling on 7 December 1845, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Halverson, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 11 August 1905, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Melling
Ellen Knowles
Marriage: 7 December 1845
Merinda Knowles Melling
James Knowles Melling
Peter Melling
Sarah Melling
Mary Ellen Melling
John Melling Jr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 December 1845Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 5
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    Age 23
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English knol(le) ‘knoll, hilltop’ (Old English cnoll) or from any of the many places (some lost) named with this word, for example Knowle (Devon, Dorset, Lancashire, Somerset, Warwickshire, and Yorkshire) and Knole (Kent, Sussex).Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail (see Newell ).English: variant of Noel , often, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Letter written to Ellen Knowles Melling from her husband John Mellings, brother

    Preston, England February 21st, 1860 Dear Sister-in-law, (Ellen Knowles Mellin …

    Sources (18)

    • Ellen Sallisbony in household of Thomas Sallisbony, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Ellen Knowles in entry for Mary Ellen Stone, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Ellen Knowles in household of John Knowles, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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