Elias Disney
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Elias Charles Disney (1859 - 1941)

Elias Charles Disney
Born in Bluevale, Turnberry, Huron, Ontario, Canadamap
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Husband of — married 1 Jan 1888 (to 6 Nov 1938) in Paisley, Lake, Florida, United Statesmap
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Died at age 82 in North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, United Statesmap
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Elias, born in Canada in 1859, was the son of Kepple Disney and Mary Richardson. The family moved to Kansas in the late 1870s.[1]

Elias and his Family in 1861 Canada West Census [2] provides parents

Elias and His Family in 1871 Canadian Census [3] His mother Mary is listed as head of household though marital status is not widowed but married.

He was a carpenter and furniture maker. He worked helping to build the World's Fair in Chicago in 1891.[4]

He died in 1941.[5]


  1. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFPB-C6G : 14 July 2016), Elias Disney in household of Kepple Disney, Ellis, Ellis, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 85, sheet 398A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0381; FHL microfilm 1,254,381.
  2. http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.redirect?app=census&id=45818174&lang=eng
  3. http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.redirect?app=census&id=40847941&lang=eng
  4. Need source.
  5. "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPFP-QZ5 : 26 November 2014), Elias Disney, 13 Sep 1941; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

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Disney-1777 and Disney-2 appear to represent the same person because: clear duplicate
posted by Per Starbäck
Disney-1695 and Disney-2 appear to represent the same person because: same name and dates
posted by S Stevenson
Not ready to adopt the profile. I can send a gedcom. and you can get it started. I just don't know how to do the documentation. This is my late husband's line. I also have his DNA somewhere. Please email [email address removed]
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