LaDonna Odetta Ellsworth

1913–1978 (Age 65)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of LaDonna Odetta

When LaDonna Odetta Ellsworth was born on 14 March 1913, in Nebraska, United States, her father, Alfred Frederick Ellsworth, was 26 and her mother, Hettie Flo Mathewson, was 18. She married Cecil Leroy Bayne on 15 June 1927, in Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming, United States in 1920 and Election District 3, Laramie, Wyoming, United States in 1940. She died on 25 August 1978, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Junction City, Lane, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

LaDonna Odetta Ellsworth
Cecil Leroy Bayne
Marriage: 15 June 1927
Dale Lee Bayne

Spouse & Children

15 June 1927
Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado, United States


  • Dale Lee Bayne


Parents & Siblings

  • Alfred Frederick Ellsworth


  • Hettie Flo Mathewson




World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 4

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 

Age 18

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cambridgeshire named Elsworth, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Elli ( see Ellington ) + Old English worð ‘enclosure’ ( see Worth ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ladonna O Bayne in household of Cecil L Bayne, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ladonia O Ellsworth in household of Alfred F Ellsworth, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ladoma O Ellsworth, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"

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