William Joseph Ellis jr

1917–1981 (Age 63)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William Joseph

When William Joseph Ellis jr was born on 5 November 1917, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Joseph Ellis, was 20 and his mother, Josephine McAuliffe, was 21. He married Maryann Delores D'Abrue on 8 November 1941. He lived in Boston Ward 10, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1920. He died on 6 August 1981, in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Foxboro, Foxborough, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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William Joseph Ellis jr
Maryann Delores D'Abrue
Marriage: 8 November 1941

Spouse & Children

8 November 1941
Foxboro, Foxborough, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • William Joseph Ellis


  • Josephine McAuliffe




World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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 Ellis in household of William Ellis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Ellis in household of William Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William J Ellis Jr. in household of William J Ellis, "United States Census, 1930"

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