William Joseph Ellis

1912–1977 (Age 64)
Frakes, Bell, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Joseph

When William Joseph Ellis was born on 19 November 1912, in Frakes, Bell, Kentucky, United States, his father, Rev Clayborn Boyd Ellis, was 23 and his mother, Louisa Saylor, was 21. He lived in Chenoa, Bell, Kentucky, United States in 1920. He died on 22 March 1977, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Rev Clayborn Boyd Ellis
Louisa Saylor
May Ellis
Rev. Ottis Ellis
William Joseph Ellis
Versie Roe Ellis

Parents & Siblings

  • Rev Clayborn Boyd Ellis


  • Female1891–1983Female



World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 14

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Age 19

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Joseph Ellis in household of Clayborn Ellis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willie J Ellis in household of C B Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William J Ellis, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"

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