Ellen Louisa Showell

11 June 1839–11 August 1863 (Age 24)
Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ellen Louisa

When Ellen Louisa Showell was born on 11 June 1839, in Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Daniel Showell, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth "Betty" King, was 37. She married Stephen Martindale Farnsworth Sr on 26 February 1857, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Painswick, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Battle Creek, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 11 August 1863, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Martindale Farnsworth Sr
Ellen Louisa Showell
Marriage: 26 February 1857
Cosmelia Ellen Farnsworth
Louise Farnsworth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 February 1857Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (5)

    Age 4
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 15
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Warwickshire): habitational name from Showell in Little Tew or Showell in Steeple Barton (both Oxfordshire), from Old English seofon ‘seven’ + wella ‘well, spring, stream’. Compare Sewell .

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

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    Biography of Ellen Louise SHOWELL

    HISTORY OF ELLEN LOUISA SHOWELL By Jetta Stewart Brunson 1972 Great Grand-daughter The parents of Ellen were Daniel Shewell or Showell and Elizabeth King. Father Daniel was born 7 June 1800 at …

    Sources (18)

    • Ellen Farnsworth in household of Eliza Farnsworth, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Ellen Sholl in entry for Cosmelia Ellen Ogilvie, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Ellen Showell in household of Daniel Showell, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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