Ella Fern Nay

3 April 1889–1 January 1976 (Age 86)
Centerfield, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Ella Fern

When Ella Fern Nay was born on 3 April 1889, in Centerfield, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Morris Elonzo Nay, was 22 and her mother, Melissa Elvira Metcalf, was 19. She married Thomas Hyrum Nielsen on 9 June 1908, in Ely, White Pine, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Axtell, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1930 and Axtell Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States for about 5 years. She died on 1 January 1976, in Centerfield, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Centerfield, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Arnold Amtoft
Ella Fern Nay
Marriage: 1916
Maude Nielsen
Mary Nielsen
Keith Arnold Amtoft
Laura Elvira Amtoft

Spouse and Children

Sanpete, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 7

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 23

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McNay .2 English: variant of Nye .3 French: habitational name from places so called in Manche and Pyrénées Atlantiques, possibly named with Latin Nadium, from a Gaulish personal name, Nadius.

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

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Story Highlight

Ella Fern Nay

This is a small personal history of Ella Fern Nay Amtoft written by her daughter, Maude Nielson Reed. It was an ordinary day in 1889 on April 3, when a very pretty little bundle of joy came into the …

Sources (3)

  • Ella Fern Nay Amtoft in household of James Arnold Amtoft, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ella Fern Nay Amtoft in household of James Arnold Amtoft, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Fern Amtoft in household of Arnold Amtoft, "United States Census, 1930"

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