Nellie Ella Sophia Willis

Brief Life History of Nellie Ella Sophia

When Nellie Ella Sophia Willis was born on 25 September 1851, in Hampton, Hampton, Washington, New York, United States, her father, Hiram Hotchkiss Willis, was 31 and her mother, Mary Hapalona Colvin, was 30. She married George Rollin Waite on 19 January 1868, in Addison, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States for about 30 years and Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States in 1930. She died on 21 September 1935, in Rutland Town, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Rollin Waite
Nellie Ella Sophia Willis
Marriage: 19 January 1868
Pliny Willis Waite
Thomas Wakefield Waite
Katherine E. Waite

Sources (16)

  • Nellie Waite, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nellie Willis Waite, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nellie Willis in entry for Pliny Willis Waite, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1864 · St. Albans Raid

St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

variant of Will with genitival -s. This surname represents a retention of the second syllable, introduced by the addition of the Middle English genitival suffix -es, which would have been pronounced in the Middle English period. Compare Wills . In some cases the name is a variant of Willey , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

variant of Willows .


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

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