Ellen Jane Perry

10 January 1875–8 July 1954 (Age 79)
Toulon, Stark, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ellen Jane

When Ellen Jane Perry was born on 10 January 1875, in Toulon, Stark, Illinois, United States, her father, William James Perry, was 30 and her mother, Martha Henry, was 32. She married Albert Spencer Wilson on 25 December 1906, in McGregor, Clayton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Adams, Nebraska, United States in 1880 and Leicester Township, Clay, Nebraska, United States for about 55 years. She died on 8 July 1954, in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Trumbull, Clay, Nebraska, United States.

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Albert Spencer Wilson
Ellen Jane Perry
Marriage: 25 December 1906
Martha Jane Wilson

Spouse and Children

25 December 1906
McGregor, Clayton, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William James Perry


    Martha Henry




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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of Harry ( see Harris ).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree, Middle English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a derivative of pere ‘pear’). This surname and a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen J Wilson in household of Spencer A Wilson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ellen J Perry in household of W J Perry, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • Ellen Wilson in household of Spencer Wilson, "United States Census, 1940"

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