William Dallas Ellis

1895–1981 (Age 86)
Washington, Florida, United States

The Life of William Dallas

When William Dallas Ellis was born on 14 January 1895, in Washington, Florida, United States, his father, Rufus Lonzo Ellis, was 25 and his mother, Laura Nelson, was 26. He married Lillian Ada Harcus on 20 April 1919, in Washington, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Warrington, Escambia, Florida, United States in 1920 and Caryville, Washington, Florida, United States in 1930. He died on 6 September 1981, in Chipley, Washington, Florida, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Chipley, Washington, Florida, United States.

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William Dallas Ellis
Lillian Ada Harcus
Marriage: 20 April 1919
Minnie Lee Ellis

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20 April 1919
Washington, Florida, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 3

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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 D Ellis in household of William P Nelson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • W D Ellis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William D Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"

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