When James Farrell Ellis was born on 18 November 1926, in Geneva, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, his father, Harold C. Ellis, was 24 and his mother, Anna Klara Strobelt, was 22. He married Rose Bernice Blunck on 3 October 1949, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Ogden City Legislative District 2, Ogden City Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 11 December 2002, in Brandon, Rankin, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in McComb, Pike, Mississippi, United States.
English: from the Middle English personal name Elis, an Old French vernacular form of Elias, the Latin and New Testament Greek form of Hebrew Eliyahu; see Elijah and compare Elias , Lias , Ely .
English: possibly in some instances from the Middle English female personal name Elice, a pet form of Elizabeth .
Welsh: from Elis, a shortened form of the Welsh personal name Elisse (earlier Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly, benevolent’). As usual in Welsh, the stress in Elisse is on the penultimate syllable -li-, which shifts to initial El- when the name is shortened to Elis. It later became confused with Ellis in 1 above.
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