Effie Laura Willis

Female26 January 1885–19 June 1942

Brief Life History of Effie Laura

When Effie Laura Willis was born on 26 January 1885, in Forestdale, Perry Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States, her father, James Henry Willis, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth May, was 33. She married Emmett Fillmore Brickey on 22 September 1906. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1935 and El Cajon Township, San Diego, California, United States in 1940. She died on 19 June 1942, in Santee, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Alpine Cemetery, Alpine, San Diego, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emmett Fillmore Brickey
Effie Laura Willis
Marriage: 22 September 1906
Mary Elizabeth Brickey
Edna May Brickey
Nannie L Brickey
Frank Mayo Brickey
Purl Emmett Brickey
Ruth Evelyn Brickey

Sources (19)

  • Effie L. Willis, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Effie Brickey in household of Emmett Brickey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Effie L Willis, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 September 1906
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1892 · The Radio is invented

    Age 7

    Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 16

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    variant of Will with genitival -s. This surname represents a retention of the second syllable, introduced by the addition of the Middle English genitival suffix -es, which would have been pronounced in the Middle English period. Compare Wills . In some cases the name is a variant of Willey , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    variant of Willows .


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

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