William Crutcher Ellis

1902–1945 (Age 42)
Shelby, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Crutcher

William Crutcher Ellis was born on 10 September 1902, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States as the son of Richard Ellis and Rhoda Herndon. He died on 28 May 1945, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Eminence, Henry, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Ellis
Rhoda Herndon
William Crutcher Ellis
Elsie Ellis
Loula Ellis
Richard Ellis
Ruth Ellis
Henry Herndon Ellis Sr.
Charles M. Ellis

Parents & Siblings

  • Richard Ellis


  • Female1883–1968Female



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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 2

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 14

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 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)

  • William C Ellis in household of R B Ellis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William C Ellis in household of Richard B Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Crutcher Ellis, "Find A Grave Index"

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