Christobell Ellis

1893–1984 (Age 90)
Houston, Texas, United States

The Life of Christobell

When Christobell Ellis was born in June 1893, in Houston, Texas, United States, her father, Mode Templeton Ellis, was 25 and her mother, Josephine Blanche Wills, was 14. She married Hubert Lee Burton on 7 November 1914, in Houston, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in La Marque, Galveston, Texas, United States in 1920 and Houston, Harris, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 February 1984, in Houston, Texas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Christobell Ellis
Hubert Lee Burton
Marriage: 7 November 1914
Royce Lyle Burton
Perry Rodney Burton
Nodeen Burton
Baby Billy Burton

Spouse & Children

7 November 1914
Houston, Texas, United States


  • Royce Lyle Burton


  • Male1919–1999Male

  • Nodeen Burton


  • Baby Billy Burton


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 1

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Christobel Burton in household of Hubert L Burton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Christobell E Burton in household of Hubert L Burton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Christabell Burton in household of H L Burton, "United States Census, 1920"

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