William Joseph Ellis

1875–1943 (Age 67)
Leake, Mississippi, United States

The Life of William Joseph

When William Joseph Ellis was born in August 1875, in Leake, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Whitfield Ellis, was 21 and his mother, Susan E. Salome Coleman, was 18. He married Edna Starling on 2 November 1895, in Leake, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Walnut Grove, Leake, Mississippi, United States in 1930 and Beat 5, Leake, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 7 May 1943, in Leake, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 67.

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William Joseph Ellis
Edna Starling
Marriage: 2 November 1895
Parren W Ellis
Pearl Ellis
Howard Ellis

Spouse & Children

2 November 1895
Leake, Mississippi, United States


  • Male1897–1965Male

  • Pearl Ellis


  • Howard Ellis


Parents & Siblings

  • William Whitfield Ellis


  • Susan E. Salome Coleman




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 2

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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 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.

Sources (3)

  • William Ellis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J Will Ellis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Will Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"

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