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Edna C (Thompson) Ellington (abt. 1899 - 1967)

Edna C Ellington formerly Thompson
Born about in Washington, District of Columbia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [father unknown] and
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 2 Jul 1918 in Alexandria, Virginia, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 68 in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Apr 2015
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Biography

US Black Heritage Project
Edna (Thompson) Ellington is a part of US Black heritage.
 

Edna was born about 1899 in Washington, DC, USA. She was the daughter of Lula Lynch.

She married her high-school sweetheart, Edward Kennedy Ellington (Duke Ellington) on July 2, 1918 in Alexandria, Virginia when they were both 19 years old. His parents were James and Daisy Ellington. Hers were Lucius and Lula Thompson.[1]

She put up with her husband's philandering for many years but by the late 1920s they finally separated for good although he provided for her financially for the rest of her life.

Although they were married for almost half a century, for much of that time Duke lived with one of his mistresses -- Mildred Dixon from late 1920s to 1930s then beginning in 1939, Beatrice Ellis who was known as Evie Ellis Ellington, whose life he shared for 35 years but never married and then his sporadic association during the 1960s and 1970s with Fernanda de Castro Monte, a cabaret singer, who traveled as his companion for almost 15 years.

Edna died on January 15, 1967 in St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City with her son Mercer by her side. Her funeral was held in Washington DC at the 19th Street Baptist Church.[2]

Sources

  1. "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:DCF8-XLPZ : 21 January 2022), Edna C Thompson in entry for Edward K Ellington, 2 Jul 1918; citing Marriage Registration, Alexandria, Virginia, United States, Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond.
  2. Ancestry.com. U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2019.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMX1-PDM : accessed 6 July 2017), Edna Thompson in household of Dyons Lynch, Washington city, Washington, District of Columbia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 29, sheet 13A, family 182, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,159.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKLJ-LWR : accessed 6 July 2017), Edna Thompson in household of Dines P Lynch, Precinct 8, Washington, District of Columbia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 152, sheet 7B, family 151, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 153; FHL microfilm 1,374,166.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNG9-MZX : accessed 27 December 2016), Edna C Ellington in household of Edward H Ellington, Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, United States; citing ED 301, sheet 4B, line 55, family 67, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 212; FHL microfilm 1,820,212.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7SX-33D : 7 May 2020), Edna Ellington, Tract 52, District of Columbia, Police Precinct 3, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1-93, sheet 62A, line 7, family , Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 555.
  • Ancestry.com. U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.


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