Ellin ATHERTON

Female 1853 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Ellin ATHERTON 
    Born 26 Jan 1853  Holywell, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I79  Atherton
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2016 

    Father James ATHERTON,   b. 31 Jan 1818, Llanasa, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1892  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth JONES,   b. Est 1818, Llanasa, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Apr 1878 and Jun 1878, Holywell, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1841  Llanasa, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2522  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bernard E EVANS,   b. 28 Oct 1856, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1923, Missouri Valley, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married Between Oct 1882 and Dec 1882  Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Tilly A EVANS,   b. Est 1882,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary EVANS,   b. Est 1884,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 15 May 2015 
    Family ID F4037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jan 1853 - Holywell, Flintshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between Oct 1882 and Dec 1882 - Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Baptised `Elinor` Atherton on 23 Jan 1853 in Llanasa.In the 1871 Census living at High Street North Ysgawen Denbighshire was Eleanor Atherton Servant Unm 18 Domestic b. Llanasa. Head of family was Rev Phillip Owen 50 Curate b. Newmarket, his wife Mary 19 and son Phillip 4m.In the 1881 Census living at Rose Hill Newmarket Flintshire was James Atherton Head Wid 63 Ag Lab b. Llanasa, Ellenor L Atherton Dau Unm 26 Dressmaker b. Llanasa.On 20 Oct (?) 1884 SS Catalonia arrived in Boston from Liverpool were Bernard Evans 28 Saddler (Destination Iowa), Eleanor Wife 26, Tilly A Evans 2 Child, Mary 6m Infant.In the 1900 U. S. Census, Eleanor (named spelled Ellianor L.), was recorded as having been married 19 years and as having three children with two of those still living. Her birthplace was recorded as Wales, her father`s as England and her mother`s as Wales. Her husband, Bernard`s, birthplace was recorded as Wales, as were the birthplaces of both of his parents. Both parents and both children reported 1884 as the year of immigration with 16 years in the U. S. and under col. 18, `Naturalized Citizen,` the entry is `na` for all. Bernard`s occupation was listed as `Upholsterer,` with zero months not employed during the census year. Bernard is reported as owning his own home on First Street in Missouri Valley, Iowa, although it was mortgaged. Their two daughters, Lillie, age 17 and Margaret, age16, were each reported as having the occupation of `Typesetter` with no entries under col. 20 `Number of Months Unemployed.`
      1900 U. S. Census, Harrison Co., Iowa, (National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 436), Vol. 33, E.D. 88, Sheet 6, Lines 14-17.
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      In the 1920 U. S. Census, Eleanor (with this spelling) and Bernard are reported as living at 107 North First Street, Missouri Valley, Iowa. The home is marked as owned free and clear. The col. 14 entries for `Naturalized or Alien` again is `na` in each case and the entries for col. 15 `If Naturalized, Year of Naturalization` are each marked with an `x`. This year`s other information for them is consistent with the 1900 Census report except that Bernard`s occupation is now listed as `cobbler,` he owns his own shop, and is working for his own account.
      1920 U. S. Census, Harrison Co., Iowa, (National Archives Microfilm T625, Roll 493), Vol. 35, E.D. 90, Sheet 9, Lines 45-46.
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      `Name spelled `Eleanor` [name was spelled Ellinor in his file] on grave stone. She, Bernard and infant Mary, buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Missouri Valley, Mo.[sic - Iowa]`
      John Griffith Atherton, Family Tree Maker file,1997.
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      Burial information from Volume I, Book VIII, St. Johns Township Cemeteries, compiled and published by Harrison County Genealogical Society, Woodbine, Iowa, 1987, p. 64.From Find a Grave:

      Bernard came to America in 1886. Poem written by Eleanor Atherton Evans: `Take me to Missouri Valley Where the grave yard fronts the east, Where a thousand dead are sleeping Who from life have been released. Bury me in the Rose Hill grave yard With a six foot for my bed There to await the eternal morning Through the years while I am dead. Lay me in that silent valley Where the grasses oft are green, And the silver maple`s swaying With a marble cross between In the stillness of that valley, With a grave stone at my head I shall await the resurrection In the valley of the dead.`

  • Sources 
    1. [S14500825] Gwenda.