Nellie Taylor Webster

1894–1968 (Age 73)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Nellie

Nellie Taylor Webster was born on 24 November 1894, in Michigan, United States as the daughter of Edmund Taylor and ?. She married John Reuben Willis on 21 November 1910, in Charlevoix, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 12 June 1968, in Bay Shore, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Michigan, United States.

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Nellie Taylor Webster
John Reuben Willis
Marriage: 21 November 1910
Lolomo Willis
Dorothy Willis
Anna Willis
John Willis
Homer George Willis
Gordon Lee Willis

Spouse & Children

21 November 1910
Charlevoix, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States


  • Lolomo Willis


  • Female1913–1969Female

  • Female1915–1985Female

  • Male1916–1976Male

  • Willis


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Edmund Taylor


  • ?




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 9

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider , Szabó , and Portnov .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Nellie Webster Willis in entry for Gordon Lee Willis, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Nellie in entry for Nathaniel Smith and Anna Willis, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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