Frances Katherine Ellis

28 July 1920–March 2005 (Age 84)
Clark, Washington, United States

The Life Summary of Frances Katherine

When Frances Katherine Ellis was born on 28 July 1920, her father, Guy Spaight Ellis, was 36 and her mother, Irma Hannah Miller, was 27. She married Curtis Orrin Kelley on 21 December 1942. She lived in Pine Grove, Hood River, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Oak Grove Election Precinct, Hood River, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died in March 2005, in Clark, Washington, United States, at the age of 84.

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Curtis Orrin Kelley
Frances Katherine Ellis
Marriage: 21 December 1942

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  • Marriage
    21 December 1942
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    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 3
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
    1940 · Galloping Gertie
    Age 20
    Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
    1944 · The G.I Bill
    Age 24
    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    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 (4)

    • Frances Ellis in household of Guy Ellis, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Frances K Ellis in household of Guy S Ellis, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Frances Kelley in entry for Clare Mae Ellis-Jackson-Miles, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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