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Ella Marie George Trew
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Birth: May 17, 1854
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1938
Buffalo County
Nebraska, USA

Ella Marie Trew, born George, was born in the Spring of 1854, on the 17th day of May. She was the eldest daughter of Lorenzo Dow George and Harriet Eliza Guilford.

Ella had an older brother, N.C. George, and three younger sisters, Ida Mae, Cora Jane, and Flora Adelaide. Her mother died when she was just eight years old. Her father worked in a shoe factory.

A few years after the death of her mother, and the conclusion of the Civil War, in the Spring of 1871, the George family migrated West, to Nebraska. Ella was 17 years old. That story reads as follows -

In 1871, Ella's father joined John Thorp's Soldiers Homestead Colony. Mr. Thorp had made arrangements with the Union Pocific Railroad to bring a group of settlers to Gibbon, Nebraska to claim the free homesteads offered by the United States government. Ella's family, along with about 100 other immigrants arrived on the immigrant train in Gibbon, Nebraska April 7, 1871. Ella's sisters, Cora, Ida and Flora attended the first term of school in a private
home in Gibbon in the summer of 1871. Her father, Lorenzo, was a member of the committee that was commissioned to build a school house, where construction started December 5, 1871.

Ella married Wilmot Proviso Trew of Ohio, in Buffalo County, Nebraska, on 23 October 1873. On June 1, 1874, only seven years after Nebraska became a state, Ella and Wilmot Trew filed for homestead in Custer County, Nebraska.

Ella's father and husband were both farmers and stockmen in Custer County. They lived in the peaceful river valleys and sandhills in the heart of Nebraska for many decades.

Wilmot and Ella had four sons and one daughter. They were as follows: Georgie Franklin Trew (1874-1960)d. Broken Bow, NE, Leon Bryant (1877-1969) d. in Kuna, ID, buried at Ansley, NE, Nelson Wilmont (1879-1941)d. Port Angels, WA, buried at Broken Bow, Nebraska, Harley Sinclair Trew (1882 - 1975) d. Broken Bow, NE, and lastly their only daughter, Inez Julia Trew (1883-1930)d. Kearney, NE (buried Broken Bow, Nebraska).

Wilmot died in 1930, and Ella passed in the Spring of 1938, on the 9th day April,in Kearney, Nebraska. She was 83 years old. She rests in the Broken Bow Cemetery with family, in those heavenly Nebraska sandhills.
Family links: 
  Lorenzo Dow George (1829 - 1916)
  Harriet Eliza Gilford George (1828 - 1863)
  Willmot Proviso Trew (1849 - 1930)*
  George Franklin Trew (1874 - 1960)*
  Leon Bryant Trew (1877 - 1969)*
  Nelson Willmot Trew (1879 - 1941)*
  Harley Sinclair Trew (1882 - 1975)*
  Inez Julia Trew Wheeler (1883 - 1930)*
  Ella Marie George Trew (1854 - 1938)
  Flora Adaline George Silvernail (1863 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Box Elder Cemetery
Custer County
Nebraska, USA
Maintained by: CONNIE FYFE
Originally Created by: Chuck Munn
Record added: Apr 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18995365
Ella Marie <i>George</i> Trew
Added by: Tim Joswiak
Ella Marie <i>George</i> Trew
Added by: Diane (Wonch) Stunkel
Ella Marie <i>George</i> Trew
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To Ella, my Great Great Grandmother. May your strong and gentle spirit abide in my sisters and our children to infinity. Love always
 Added: Apr. 27, 2013
 Added: Nov. 28, 2011
- Tim Joswiak
 Added: Nov. 13, 2011

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