Edythe Ellis

2 June 1907–28 February 2002 (Age 94)
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of Edythe

When Edythe Ellis was born on 2 June 1907, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, her father, Conrad Ellis, was 32 and her mother, Bernice M Ruthruff, was 26. She married Harold Marinus Gervers on 2 July 1925, in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, United States. She lived in Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 28 February 2002, in Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Harold Marinus Gervers
Edythe Ellis
Marriage: 2 July 1925

Spouse and Children

2 July 1925
Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Bernice M Ruthruff






    Dorothy Ellis



    Harvey Ellis


World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 3

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Age 25

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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)

  • Edith Gervers in household of Harold Gervers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edith Gervers in household of Harold M Gervers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edith Ellis in household of Charlie Ruthruff, "United States Census, 1910"

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