Osee Ellis Willits

22 June 1873–1 January 1955 (Age 81)
West Liberty, Logan, Ohio, United States

The Life of Osee Ellis

When Osee Ellis Willits was born on 22 June 1873, his father, Richard S. Willets, was 39 and his mother, Jane Dill, was 23. He married Clara Sofia Lockwood on 22 December 1894, in Union, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salem Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Liberty Township, Logan, Ohio, United States in 1930. He died on 1 January 1955, in West Liberty, Logan, Ohio, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in West Liberty, Logan, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Osee Ellis Willits
1873–1955
Clara Sofia Lockwood
1875–1946
Marriage: 22 December 1894
Clarence C. Willits
1897–1961
Inez Pauline Willits
1901–1976
Roy Lockwood Willits
1907–1981
Martha Marietta Willits
1911–1987

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 December 1894
Union, Ohio, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Richard S. Willets

    Male1833–1900Male

    Jane Dill

    Female1850–1900Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Willet, a pet form of the personal name Will .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Osse E Willis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Osee E Willits, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Osee E Willits, "United States Census, 1930"

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