Ellen Payne

9 February 1838–26 August 1930 (Age 92)
Leicester St Margaret, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen Payne was born on 9 February 1838, in Leicester St Margaret, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Payne, was 40 and her mother, Johannah Ward, was 34. She married William Wade Foster on 1 January 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Weber, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 26 August 1930, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wade Foster
Ellen Payne
Marriage: 1 January 1863
Hanna Louisa Foster
Minni Jane Foster
William Payne Foster
Alfred P Foster
John Albert Foster
Elwood Frank Payne Foster

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 16
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 25
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Pai(e)n, Pagen (from Latin Paganus), a fairly common personal name among Normans. It derived from a word that originally meant ‘villager, rustic’, later ‘heathen’, but it had doubtless lost these connotations in its use as a late medieval personal name. This name has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.History: Thomas Payne, who was a freeman of Plymouth Colony in 1639, was the founder of a large American family, which included Robert Treat Paine (1731–1814), one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. See also Paine .

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Ellen Foster, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Ellen Payne in entry for Elwood Frank Foster and Bertha Beverage, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Ellen in entry for Minnie Jane Foster, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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