Elizabeth Ellen Harlow

13 January 1842–2 December 1896 (Age 54)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Ellen

When Elizabeth Ellen Harlow was born on 13 January 1842, in Illinois, United States, her father, Martin Harlow, was 30 and her mother, Eunice Lyles, was 30. She married John Wagnan Elledge on 9 March 1856, in Wayne, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Atlas, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 2 December 1896, in Pike, Illinois, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Pike, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wagnan Elledge
Elizabeth Ellen Harlow
Marriage: 9 March 1856
Eunice Adaline Elledge
John Francis Elledge
Sarah Elledge
Arminda Rebecca Elledge
Martin Daniel Joel Elledge
Joel Elledge
Nancy Frances Elledge
Theodocia Ernestine Elledge
Ernest Elledge
Helen Lou Elledge
George Benjamin Wagnan Elledge

Spouse and Children

9 March 1856
Wayne, Illinois, United States


    Eunice Adaline Elledge


    John Francis Elledge


    Sarah Elledge


    Arminda Rebecca Elledge


    Martin Daniel Joel Elledge


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Martin Harlow


    Eunice Lyles




+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 6

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of various places called Harlow. One in West Yorkshire is probably named from Old English hær ‘rock’, ‘heap of stones’ + hlāw ‘mound’, ‘hill’; those in Essex and Northumberland have Old English here ‘army’ as the first element, perhaps in the sense ‘host’, ‘assembly’. 2. There is also a record of this name as a variant of Cornish Penhollow .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elisabeth E Elledge in household of John W Elledge, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Elledge, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth E Harlow, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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