William Washington Ellis

October 1862–1932 (Age 69)
Walker, Alabama, United States

The Life of William Washington

When William Washington Ellis was born in October 1862, in Walker, Alabama, United States, his father, George Washington Ellis, was 25 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Norton, was 21. He married Mary Francis Stokes. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 11 Jones Bluff, Sumter, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 1 Jasper, Walker, Alabama, United States in 1910. He died in 1932, at the age of 70, and was buried in Dutton Hill Cemetery, Oakman, Walker, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Washington Ellis
1862–1932
Mary Francis Stokes
1865–1950
Marriage:
Reuben Izar Ellis
1885–1951
Lovie Elizabeth Ellis
1905–1964
Liza J. Ellis
1909–
Mae Ellis
1887–1960
Hattie Lou Ellis
1888–1979
Etta M. Ellis
1890–1975
Dovie Ann Ellis
1892–1973
Pearl Ethel Ellis
1894–1964
Dave King Ellis
1896–1944
Samuel David Ellis
1896–
Ada Ellis
1898–
Minnie Lee Ellis
1901–
Andrew J. Ellis
1903–1991
Emily Byrd Ellis
1907–1999

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
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Parents and Siblings

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(8)

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Alabama Ratifies the 13th Amendment

Age 3

Alabama ratified the 13th Amendment on December 2, 1865. The Thirteenth Amendment officially became part of the Constitution on December 6, 1865. Roughly 440,000 Alabamians born into slavery were freed and made citizens. However, loopholes in the law made this a slow process.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 19

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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 (3)

  • William W Ellis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William W Ellis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Ellis in household of George W Ellis, "United States Census, 1880"

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