Christopher Columbus Ellis

1873–1959 (Age 85)
Texas, United States

The Life of Christopher Columbus

When Christopher Columbus Ellis was born on 15 September 1873, in Texas, United States, his father, Wadkins Watson Ellis, was 42 and his mother, Celia Barrow, was 30. He married Sarah Jane Cavender on 23 October 1902, in Frio, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Frio, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 4, Frio, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 2 April 1959, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Dilley, Frio, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Columbus Ellis
Sarah Jane Cavender
Marriage: 23 October 1902
Otho Raymond Ellis
Velma Ellis
Clifford Christopher Ellis
Annie Christine Ellis
Charlie Dick Ellis
George Leslie Ellis

Spouse & Children

23 October 1902
Frio, Texas, United States


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Wadkins Watson Ellis


  • Celia Barrow




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 3

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Christopher O Ellis in household of Jules Quebedeau, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Christopher Ellis in household of Wadkin W Ellis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • C* C Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"

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