Christina Maxwell Ellis

1897–1968 (Age 70)
Wallacestone, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Christina Maxwell

When Christina Maxwell Ellis was born on 22 August 1897, in Wallacestone, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Ellis, was 27 and her mother, Mary Maxwell McLuckie, was 27. She married James Russell on 5 June 1915, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 12 April 1968, in Leith, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 70.

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Christina Maxwell Ellis
James Russell
Marriage: 5 June 1915
Marion Lewis Russell

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5 June 1915
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 5

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Age 11

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 21

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the medieval personal name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah ( see Elias ). In Wales this surname absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly’, ‘benevolent’.

Possible Related Names

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Christina Maxwell Ellis - Government record: birth-name: Christina Maxwell Ellis

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