Ellen Kelsey

17 January 1855–11 September 1935 (Age 80)
Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen Kelsey was born on 17 January 1855, in Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Henry Kelsey, was 24 and her mother, Harriet Huggett, was 28. She married Samuel Wheeler on 13 March 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Camberwell, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 10000 BC. She died on 11 September 1935, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Springville City Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Wheeler
Ellen Kelsey
Marriage: 13 March 1876
Harriett Wheeler
Joseph Samuel Wheeler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 March 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 8
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 21
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from an uncertain initial element (perhaps an Old English personal name with genitive -es) + Old English ēg ‘island’.Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.History: William Kelsey was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).

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

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    Story Highlight

    William Henry Kelsey Jr.

    By Effie Kelsey My father, William Henry Kelsey, known as Will, was the son of William Henry Kelsey and Harriett Huggett Kelsey. He was born December 31, 1856 at London, England. He was the th …

    Sources (21)

    • Ellen Kelsey Wheeler, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Ellen Kelsey in entry for Harriet Dougall, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Ellen Kelsey in household of William H Kelsey, "United States Census, 1870"

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