Jesse Willard Ellis

6 February 1884–20 May 1945 (Age 61)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jesse Willard

When Jesse Willard Ellis was born on 6 February 1884, in Tennessee, United States, his father, James Knox Polk Ellis, was 33 and his mother, Mary Ellen Copeland, was 28. He married Elizabeth "Eliza" Evans on 25 December 1907, in Groesbeck, Limestone, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Freestone, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 20 May 1945, in Freestone, Texas, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Sardis Cemetery, Jewett, Leon, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Willard Ellis
1884–1945
Elizabeth "Eliza" Evans
1888–1977
Marriage: 25 December 1907
Robert Odis Ellis
1909–1933
Rex Manning Ellis
1911–1994
Eba Fay Ellis
1912–2006
Carmon Reginald Ellis
1914–1989
Jesse Willard Ellis Jr
1916–1970
Laura Esterlen Ellis
1918–2019
Cecil Elbert Ellis
1919–2004
Gladys Cleo Ellis
1923–2011
Mary Elsie Ellis
1924–1944
Lera Vernelle Ellis
1927–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 December 1907
Groesbeck, Limestone, Texas, United States
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Knox Polk Ellis

    Male1850–1893Male

    Mary Ellen Copeland

    Female1856–1889Female

siblings

(8)

    Edward Everett Ellis

    Male1877–1964Male

    Cora Ann Ellis

    Female1878–1956Female

    James Guy Ellis

    Male1882–1969Male

    Bertie Elizabeth Ellis

    Female1882–1985Female

    Male1884–1945Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 10

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 17

Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful "oil boom".

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • J W Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willard Ellis in household of John Needham, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jessie W Ellis, "United States Census, 1910"

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