Robert Lee Eller

4 November 1869–1963 (Age 93)
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Robert Lee

When Robert Lee Eller was born on 4 November 1869, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Col. Peter Eller, was 64 and his mother, Louisa Bethany Church, was 35. He married Rebecca H Hamby about 1890, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in West Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Lewis Fork Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died in 1963, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Purlear, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States.

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Robert Lee Eller
Rebecca H Hamby
Marriage: about 1890
Rosa Milo Eller
Lelia Mae Eller
Dora Bell Eller
Nellie E Eller

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about 1890
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 8

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 25

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

Name Meaning

1 North German: topographic name for someone who lived by an alder tree, from Middle Low German elre, alre ‘alder’.2 German: habitational name from places in the North Rhine and Mosel areas, so called from an old stream name Elera, Alira, of Celtic origin.3 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Heller , reflecting varieties of Yiddish in which there is no h.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Lee Etter in household of W F Laws, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Robert L Eller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert L Eller, "United States Census, 1910"

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