Ellen Wilding

8 April 1819–5 October 1913 (Age 94)
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen Wilding was born on 8 April 1819, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Wilding, was 32 and her mother, Ellen Porter, was 29. She married Edwin Dilworth Woolley on 28 December 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 5 October 1913, in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Dilworth Woolley
Ellen Wilding
Marriage: 28 December 1843
Sarah Woolley
Joseph Wilding Woolley
Hyrum Smith Woolley Sr
Edwin Thomas Woolley
Mary Ellen Woolley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1843Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 26
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

    Name Meaning

    English: from a Middle English survival of unattested Old English Wilding, a derivative of wilde ‘wild’, used both as a personal name and as a nickname; compare Wildman .German: patronymic from Wilto, a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name beginning with wild ‘wild’.

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

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    Sources (41)

    • Mary Ellen Wilding in entry for Hyrum Smith Woolley, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Ellen M Woolley, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Mary Ellen Woolley 1913, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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