Rosina Ellacott

June 1879–3 September 1964 (Age 85)
Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Rosina

When Rosina Ellacott was born in June 1879, in Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Richard Ellacott, was 29 and her mother, Mary Ann Lake, was 29. She lived in Monkokehampton, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Wisconsin, United States in 1964. She died on 3 September 1964, in Viroqua, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Viroqua, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States.

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Richard Ellacott
Mary Ann Lake
Ida Jane Ellacott
Rosina Ellacott
Andrew Ellacott

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Ellacott


    Mary Ann Lake




    Ida Jane Ellacott



    Andrew Ellacott


World Events (8)

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 4

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Age 5

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from an unidentified place, probably in Devon, where there is a place called Ellicombe and where the surname is most frequent today. 2. Possibly also a variant of Elliott .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rosina Ellacott in household of Richard Ellacott, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rosena Ellicott in household of Richard Ellicott, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Rosina Ellacott in household of Richard Ellacott, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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