William John Ellis

1944–1984 (Age 40)
Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario, Canada

The Life of William John

When William John Ellis was born on 12 February 1944, his father, Howard Stanley Ellis, was 35 and his mother, Martha Edna Davis, was 32. He died on 29 November 1984, at the age of 40, and was buried in Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Howard Stanley Ellis
1908–1994
Martha Edna Davis
1911–1998
William John Ellis
1944–1984

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World Events (3)

1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 11

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.
1965 · Postal Worker Strike

Age 21

In 1965, 10,000 postal workers in Ontario and other places around Canada went on strike for higher wages.
1982

Age 38

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

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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