Ellis H. DeGroff

26 June 1888–19 April 1919 (Age 30)
Nunda, Nunda, Livingston, New York, United States

The Life of Ellis H.

When Ellis H. DeGroff was born on 26 June 1888, in Nunda, Nunda, Livingston, New York, United States, his father, Herbert Leslie DeGroff, was 38 and his mother, Margaret M. Ellis, was 33. He married Gertrude C. Parker on 27 December 1911. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 19 April 1919, in Nunda, Nunda, Livingston, New York, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Nunda, Nunda, Livingston, New York, United States.

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Ellis H. DeGroff
Gertrude C. Parker
Marriage: 27 December 1911
Margaret E Degroff
Bernice Esther Degroff

Spouse and Children

27 December 1911


    Margaret E Degroff


    Bernice Esther Degroff


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 10

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Dutch De Graaf . The vowel change is a common feature of New York Dutch, i.e. the lowering of long a, -aa- becoming -aw-.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellis I De Groff in household of Leslie W De Groff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ellis Degroff in household of Hubert L Degroff, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ellis Degroff in household of Leslie Degroff, "United States Census, 1940"

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