Ella Christina Glassel

Brief Life History of Ella Christina

When Ella Christina Glassel was born on 1 July 1903, in Grafton, Worth, Iowa, United States, her father, Ferdinand Wilhelm Glassel, was 29 and her mother, Johanna (Hanna) Louise Albertina Trettin, was 26. She married Harry Raymond Upchurch on 3 September 1924, in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Nevada, Story, Iowa, United States in 1940 and Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1950. She died on 18 December 1987, in Kent, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Hillcrest Burial Park, Kent, King, Washington, United States.

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Harry Raymond Upchurch
Ella Christina Glassel
Marriage: 3 September 1924
Richard Dean Upchurch
Robert Eugene Upchurch
Allan Ray Upchurch

Sources (20)

  • Ella Upchurch, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ella Glossel, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Ella Christine Glassel, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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1907 · Pike's Market

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1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Ernst, Ilse.

German: diminutive of Glass 1 or 3.

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

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