Hiram Ellis

22 July 1853–3 April 1912 (Age 58)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Hiram

When Hiram Ellis was born on 22 July 1853, in Missouri, United States, his father, Amos Ellis, was 43 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Cantley Chitwood, was 35. He married Ida Marian Wright on 12 July 1881, in Clear Creek, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Idaho Springs, Clear Creek, Colorado, United States in 1880 and Mesa, Mesa, Colorado, United States in 1910. He died on 3 April 1912, in Palisade, Mesa, Colorado, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Palisade, Mesa, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Ellis
Ida Marian Wright
Marriage: 12 July 1881
Fred Ellis
Eva Ellis
Amos Franklin Ellis
John Dewey Ellis

Spouse and Children

12 July 1881
Clear Creek, Colorado, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Elizabeth Cantley Chitwood




    Aurelia Ellis


    Rosanna Jane Ellis


    John William Ellis


    Mary Amanda Ellis


    Thomas Ellis


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 7

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1861 · Denver Becomes a City

Age 8

In 1861, Denver City was incorporated into the territory as an official city.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 17

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the medieval personal name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah ( see Elias ). In Wales this surname absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly’, ‘benevolent’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Hiram Ellis in household of Amos Ellis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hiram Ellis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hiram Ellis, "United States Census, 1900"

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