Thomas Groves Ellis

1881–1970 (Age 89)
Joplin, Newton, Missouri, United States

The Life of Thomas Groves

Thomas Groves Ellis was born on 13 September 1881, in Joplin, Newton, Missouri, United States as the son of William Samuel Ellis and Laura Burton. He married Maie Lenora Ahlstrom on 4 August 1936, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States. He died on 2 November 1970, in Santee, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Groves Ellis
Maie Lenora Ahlstrom
Marriage: 4 August 1936

Spouse & Children

4 August 1936
San Diego, San Diego, California, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • William Samuel Ellis


  • Laura Burton




World Events (3)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 10

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

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.

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