Edgar Thomas Ellis

Brief Life History of Edgar Thomas

When Edgar Thomas Ellis was born on 25 February 1898, in Ansley, Custer, Nebraska, United States, his father, Thomas Ellis, was 32 and his mother, Mary 'Mamie' Frances Conwell, was 19. He married Lenora Margaret Hansen on 27 August 1920, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930. He died on 18 February 1965, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edgar Thomas Ellis
1898–1965
Lenora Margaret Hansen
1903–1983
Marriage: 27 August 1920
Edgar Thomas Ellis Jr
1921–2014
Frank Hanson Ellis
1925–1994
Garnet Lenora Ellis
1930–1992
William Eugene 'Bill ' Ellis SR
1933–1998

Sources (16)

  • Edward Ellis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edgar T. Ellis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Edward Tom Ellis, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1901 · The Daughters of Utah Pioneers

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized by Annie Taylor Hyde after she invited a group of fifty-four women to her home to find ways to recognize names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers. They followed the lead of other national lineage societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were legally incorporated in 1925.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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