Ellis Claff

18 April 1911–6 May 1995 (Age 84)
Contra Costa, California, United States

The Life of Ellis

Ellis Claff was born on 18 April 1911 as the son of Harry Cloff and Rosa Goldwater. He died on 6 May 1995, in Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Harry Cloff
Rosa Goldwater
1892–
Bella Cloff
1910–
Ellis Claff
1911–1995

Parents and Siblings

    Harry Cloff

    MaleMale

    Rosa Goldwater

    Female1892–Female

siblings

(2)

    Bella Cloff

    Female1910–Female

    Male1911–1995Male

World Events (3)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 23

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named with Old English clif ‘slope’, ‘bank’, ‘cliff’, or a topographic name from the same word. The Old English word was used not only in the sense of modern English cliff but also of much gentler slopes and frequently also of a riverbank.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Ellis Claff, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Ellis Claff, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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