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Magdalena C. "Ellen" Rysdam Eaton
Original name: Magdalena Earp
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Birth: Oct. 25, 1842
Utrecht, Netherlands
Death: May 3, 1910
Washington County
Oregon, USA

First wife of notable Western Peace Officer Virgil Earp.

Ellen immigrated to the U.S. with her parents in 1847 from the Netherlands to Pella, Marion County, Iowa. She married Virgil Earp in Marion County, Iowa under an assumed name as she was young at the time. Then Virgil went off to the Civil War. Meanwhile, Ellen had their child Nellie Jane Earp. Virgil was not informed of the birth. When he returned they told him his wife had either died or moved.

Meanwhile, Ellen was told that her husband Virgil, a Union soldier, had been killed in the Civil War, so she remarried and moved to Portland, Oregon with her young daughter Nellie Jane Earp and new husband John Van Rossum. She and John had a son name Ari who spelled his last name as Van Rossen, rather than Van Rossum.

The family reunited when Virgil Earp visited Portland in 1899. Virgil died of pneumonia six years later in Goldfield, Nevada and was returned to Portland for burial by his daughter Nellie Jane Earp-Bohn.
Family links: 
  Thomas Jackson Eaton (1844 - 1891)
  Virgil Walter Earp (1843 - 1905)*
  John Van Rossum (1839 - 1892)*
  Nellie Jane Earp Bohn (1862 - 1930)*
  Arie G. Van Rossum (1865 - 1922)*
  William G. Eaton (1867 - 1943)*
  Garrett Jackson Eaton (1869 - 1946)*
  Anness Isabell Eaton Bertrand (1875 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
River View Cemetery
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Section 15, Lot 263, Grave 4.
Created by: Douglas Kirk Sorensen
Record added: Aug 05, 2009
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