William Joseph Ellis

1834–1903 (Age 68)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Life of William Joseph

When William Joseph Ellis was born on 28 October 1834, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, his father, Thomas Ellis, was 26 and his mother, Jane Grogain, was 22. He married Caroline ( Carrie) Nance on 18 October 1866, in Peoria, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 5 April 1903, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Joseph Ellis
Caroline ( Carrie) Nance
Marriage: 18 October 1866
Evelyn Virginia Ellis
Adeline Ellis
Frank Pierce Ellis
Dexter Brooks Ellis

Spouse & Children

18 October 1866
Peoria, Illinois, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Ellis


  • Female1812–Female



World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 29

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Ellis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph W Ellis, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Joseph Ellis in entry for Evelyn Glasmann Glazebrook, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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