Ellen Cordelia Shurtliff

14 March 1849–22 December 1879 (Age 30)
Springville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Ellen Cordelia

When Ellen Cordelia Shurtliff was born on 14 March 1849, in Springville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Luman Andros Shurtliff, was 42 and her mother, Altamira Gaylord, was 32. She married William George Lamoreaux on 10 January 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Weber, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 22 December 1879, in Riverside, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William George Lamoreaux
Ellen Cordelia Shurtliff
Marriage: 10 January 1868
George William Lamoreaux
Ellen Aurella Lamoreaux
Altamira Isabel Lamoreaux
Andrew Luman Lamoreaux
John Lewis Lamoreaux

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 January 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 8
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 14
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Shircliff .

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

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    Sources (31)

    • Ellen Shirtliff in household of Haskell Shirtliff, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Cornelia Shurtliff in entry for John Lewis Lamoreaux, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Ellen Shurtliff in household of Luman Shurtliff, "United States Census, 1850"

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