Ellen Pucell

6 November 1846–21 July 1915 (Age 68)
Tintwistle, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen Pucell was born on 6 November 1846, in Tintwistle, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Pucell, was 41 and her mother, Margaret Perren, was 44. She married William Unthank on 22 May 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1856 and lived in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States in 1900 and St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 21 July 1915, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Cedar City Cemetery, Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Unthank
Ellen Pucell
Marriage: 22 May 1871
Martha May Unthank
James Pucell Unthank
Mary Ann Unthank
Margaret Annie Unthank
Joel Samuel Barnes Pucell Unthank
William Pucell Unthank

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 May 1871Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English, Welsh, and Irish (of Norman origin): from Old French pourcel ‘little pig’ (from Latin porcellus, a diminutive of porcus ‘pig’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, or a nickname, perhaps denoting someone thought to resemble a pig. This surname is common in Ireland, having become established there in the 12th century. There may sometimes be confusion with Pearsall .English: habitational name from Purshull in Elmbridge, Worcestershire. The placename derives from an uncertain first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.

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

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    Ellen 'Nellie' Pucell Unthank ~ A Brief Biography

    Ellen (Nellie) Pucell Unthank was born in Preston, Lancashire, England, where her parents were among the first people in that nation to accept the teachings of the restored gospel as taught by Wilford …

    Sources (35)

    • Ellen Unthank, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Ellen Unshank in entry for George A Millett and Margaret A Unshank, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Ellen Pucell in entry for Mary Ann Baker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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