Ethel Henrietta Nell

1891–1981 (Age 89)
Clay, Kansas, United States

The Life of Ethel Henrietta

When Ethel Henrietta Nell was born on 29 August 1891, in Clay, Kansas, United States, her father, Daniel Charles Nell, was 29 and her mother, Martha May Shupe, was 36. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Michael Edward Woerly. She lived in McDonough, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Point Pleasant Township, Warren, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 20 April 1981, in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Saint Paul Catholic Cemetery, Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States.

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Ethel Henrietta Nell
Michael Edward Woerly
Cecilia Nell Woerly
Mary Louise Woerly
Glenn Alfred Woerly
Robert Eugene Woerly

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World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 1

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and German: from the personal name Nel, a reduced form of Cornelius .2 South German: nickname from Middle High German nelle ‘crown of the head’, perhaps denoting an obstinate person.3 English: from the Middle English personal name Nel(le), a variant of Neill .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ethel Worley in household of Mike Worley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ethel Henrietta Woerly in household of Micheal Adrian Woerly, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel H Nell in household of Daniel C Nell, "United States Census, 1910"

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