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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William Washington Ellis
Mary Francis Stokes
Reuben Izar Ellis
Lovie Elizabeth Ellis
Liza J. Ellis
Mae Ellis
Hattie Lou Ellis
Etta M. Ellis
Dovie Ann Ellis
Pearl Ethel Ellis
Dave King Ellis
Samuel David Ellis
Ada Ellis
Minnie Lee Ellis
Andrew J. Ellis
Emily Byrd Ellis

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World Events (8)


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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