Samuel John Ella

Male23 May 1910–18 January 2000

Brief Life History of Samuel John

When Samuel John Ella was born on 23 May 1910, in Whitgift, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Henry Davinson Ella, was 35 and his mother, Pollie Barrett, was 35. He married Madge Wright in 1943, in Goole, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Goole, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1939. He died on 18 January 2000, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 89, and was buried in Whitgift, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Samuel John Ella
Madge Wright
Marriage: 1943
Frank Ella

Sources (6)

  • Samul John Ella in household of George Henry Ella, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Ella, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Samuel John Ella, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1943Goole, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

    1915 · Zeppelin Raid

    Age 5

    During WWI Zeppelin raids took place all over England. The first of the raids happened from June 6-7, 1915, in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. During the attack 24 people were killed 40 injured, and 40 houses destroyed.


    Age 30

    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire): habitational name from Kirk Ella (East Yorkshire), from the Old English personal name Ælf(a) (from ælf ‘elf, sprite’) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’, with Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ as a distinguishing prefix.

    Indian: unexplained.

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

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