Bell Ellen[1, 2, 3, 4]

Female 1850 - 1918  (67 years)


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  • Name Bell Ellen 
    Born 8 Nov 1850  Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • Obituary gives birth date of November 8, 1850; calculating back from death date according to the obituary gives this date. Marriage certificate gives November 8, 1854.
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1860–1910  [1, 2, 3, 4
    _COLOR
    _FSFTID KZ98-YK2 
    _UID 0C16545F88B245E5A4E53416C26E39198E20 
    Died 17 Mar 1918  Grant City, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • Clearfield Enterprise - Mar 28 1918
      Mrs. Ellen Mercer died at the
      home of her son Elmer in Grant
      City, Mo., Sunday, March 16th, after
      an illness of about three years.
      Her sisters, Mrs. Martha Bentley
      and Mrs. Will Reed, G. C. Bentley
      and wife, Mack Bentley and wife,
      Mrs. Fattig, Mrs. Frank Rood, Jean
      Reed, Dan Canny and family w*r e
      among those who went to Grant City
      to attend the funeral Tuesday after-
      noon, March 20th.
    Buried 19 Mar 1918  Grant City, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Grant City Cemetery 
    Notes 
    • Ellen's father was born in Ireland. The 1900 census has her mother born in Ireland but the 1910 says Iowa.

      Birth: Source cemetery tombstone. Marriage record says 1854; Samuel gave
      her age at 22. We assume he was guessing at her age. Both 1910 and 1870
      Federal Census support 1850. (1870 Ringgold Co. Federal Census in possession of Gary Petranek)

      Death: Buried in Grant City Cemetery.

      Marriage: Marriage record in possession of Gary Petranek.

      Obituary:
      Mrs. Mercer Dies.
      Mrs. Ellen Mercer was born near Bolava, Iowa, November 8, 1850, and died at the home of her son, Elmer Mercer near Grant City, March 17, 1918. She was 67 years, 4 months and 9 days old at the time of her death.

      She moved with her parents to Ringgold County, Iowa, where she was married to Samuel Mercer October 4, 1876. To this union was born five children, four of whom survive her: J.M. Mercer, Mt. Ayr; Elmer, Floyd and Walter Mercer of Grant City.

      Mrs. Mercer was converted when a small girl and united with the Presbyterian and later the M.E. church of which she remained a member.

      Funeral services were conducted Tuesday from the Elmer Mercer home by the Revs. Moats and Wilkinson and interment was made in the city cemetery.

      Card of Thanks.
      We wish to thank our friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us in the sickness and death of our mother, Mrs. Ellen Mercer.
      J. M. Mercer
      Elmer Mercer
      Floyd Mercer
      Walter Mercer

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      1860 Federal Census, DesMoines, Jefferson, Iowa
      Bell, Adam, age 50, male, farmer born Ireland, value of real estate: $400; value of personal estate: $100
      Bell, Margaret, age 37, female, born Ireland
      Bell, Ellen, age 9, female, born Iowa, attended school
      Bell, Robert, age 7, male, born Iowa, attended school
      Bell, William, age 5, male, male, born Iowa, attended school
      Bell, Abram, age 3, male, born Iowa
      Bell, Joseph, age 2, male, born Iowa
      Bell, Mary Jane, age 2/12, female, born Iowa

      Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Des Moines, Jefferson, Iowa; Roll: M653_328; Page: 191; Image: 185; Family History Library Film: 803328.
      Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
      Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
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      1870 Federal Census, Lincoln, Ringgold, Iowa

      Bell, Adam, age 70, male, white, farmer, Property Value $1600; personal property value $700, born Ireland, both parents of foreign birth
      Bell, Margaret, age 40, female, white, keeping house, born Ireland, both parents of foreign birth, cannot write
      Bell, Ellen, age 18, female, white, attending school, born Iowa, both parents of foreign birth, attended school within the year
      Bell, Robert, age 15 (an x is on this number), male, white, attending school, born Iowa, both parents of foreign birth, attended school within the year
      Bell, William, age 13 (an x is on this number), male, white, attending school, born Iowa, both parents of foreign birth, attended school within the year
      Bell, Abraham, age 10, (an x is on this number), male, white, attending school, born Iowa, both parents of foreign birth, attended school within the year
      Bell, Joseph, age 8 (an x is on this number), male, white, born Iowa, both parents of foreign birth, attended school within the year
      Bell, Mary J. age 7, female, white, born Iowa, both parents of foreign birth, attended school within the year
      Bell, Emma, age 5, female, white, born Iowa, both parents of foreign birth, attended school within the year
      Bell, Martha, age 4, female, white, born Iowa, both parents of foreign birth, attended school within the year

      Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Lincoln, Ringgold, Iowa; Roll: M593_417; Page: 472A; Image: 510; Family History Library Film: 545916.
      Source Information: ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
      Original data: 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

      * * *
      1880 Federal Census, Grant, Adams, Iowa

      Mercer, Oscar, white, male, age 28, married farmer, born Illinois, birthplace of father & mother not listed
      Mercer, Ellen, white, female, age 26, wife, married, keeping house, born Illinois
      Mercer, John, white, male, age 1, born Iowa, father born Illinois, mother born Illinois

      Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Grant, Adams, Iowa; Roll: 325; Family History Film: 1254325; Page: 225B; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 0454.
      Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.
      Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

      * * *
      1900 Federal Census, Grant, Ringgold, Iowa

      Mercer, Samuel O, Head, white, male, born Dec. 1850, age 49, married, age at first marriage: 23, born Ohio, father born Ohio, mother born Ohio, farmer.
      Mercer, Ellen, wife, white, female, born Nov. 1850, age 49, married, age 23, # of births: 5; number of children living: 4; born Iowa, father born Ireland, mother born Ireland
      Mercer, John M., son, white, male, born July 1878, age 22, single, born Iowa, father born Ohio, mother born Iowa, farmer
      Mercer, Elmer, son, white, male, born June 1881, age 18, single, born Iowa, father born Ohio, mother born Iowa, farmer
      Floid, son, white, male, born March 1855, age 15, single, born Iowa, father born Ohio, mother born Iowa, farmer
      Mercer, Walter, son, white, male, born Jan 1888, age 12, single, born Iowa, father born Ohio, mother born Iowa, farmer

      Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Grant, Ringgold, Iowa; Roll: T623_457; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 103.
      Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
      Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

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      1910 Federal Census, West Grant, Worth, Missouri

      Mercer, S.O., Head, male, white, age 59, married, married for 36 years, born Ohio, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Ohio, no occupation, can read and write
      Mercer, Ellen, wife, female, white, age 59, married, married for 36 years, 4 pregnancies; 4 children living, born Iowa, father born Ireland (English), mother born Iowa, can read and write
      Bell, Lizzie, niece, female, white, age 15, single, born Iowa, father born Iowa, mother born Missouri, no occupation, can read and write

      Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: West Grant, Worth, Missouri; Roll: T624_828; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 148; Image: 643.
      Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
      Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA

      1910 Census show that Samuel had moved south to Fletchall Township ( Grant City), Worth county, Missouri. It also says that his father was born in Penn. and his mother was born in Ohio.

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    Person ID I78  Petranek-Mercer
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2014 

    Father Bell Adam,   b. 1799, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1883, Clearfield, Lincoln Twp., Ringgold, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Martin Margaret,   b. 22 Oct 1822, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1898, Clearfield, Grant Twp, Ringgold, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1850  Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet

    Family Mercer Samuel Osker,   b. 26 Dec 1850, "Banks O'Dee" Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1917, Grant City, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1876  , Ringgold, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 9
    • Married in Bride's home, Ringgold County, Iowa (Bernard Christensen files)
    Children 
     1. Mercer Infant,   b. 22 Jul 1876, Lenox, Taylor, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1876, Lenox, Taylor, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Mercer John Martin,   b. 23 Jul 1878, Clearfield, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1962, Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Mercer Elmer,   b. 27 Jun 1881, Clearfield, Grant Twp, Taylor, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1963, Grant City, Fletchall Twp, Worth Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Mercer Floyd,   b. 4 Mar 1885, Clearfield, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1962, Grant City, Worth, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Mercer Walter,   b. 4 Jan 1888, Clearfield, Ringgold, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1966, Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Mercer, Samuel & Ellen Bell
    Mercer, Samuel & Ellen Bell
    Bell, Ellen.jpg
    Bell, Ellen.jpg

    Documents
    Bell, Ellen
    Bell, Ellen

  • Sources 
    1. [S406] Ellen Bell in household of Adam Bell, "United States Census, 1860".

    2. [S407] Ellen Bell in household of Adam Bell, "United States Census, 1870".

    3. [S408] Ellen Mercer in household of S O Mercer, "United States Census, 1910".

    4. [S409] Ellen Mercer in household of Samuel O Mercer, "United States Census, 1900".

    5. [S15] Marriage Certificate.

    6. [S1] Obituary.

    7. [S9] Tombstone.

    8. [S29] Christensen, Bernard Files.

    9. [S133] Samuel Oscar Mercer, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934".


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