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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Osee Ellis Willits
Clara Sofia Lockwood
Marriage: 22 December 1894
Clarence C. Willits
Inez Pauline Willits
Roy Lockwood Willits
Martha Marietta Willits

Spouse and Children

22 December 1894
Union, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Richard S. Willets


    Jane Dill




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.

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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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