William Joseph Ellis

1913–1996 (Age 83)
Wayne, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Joseph

When William Joseph Ellis was born on 5 May 1913, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States, his father, William M. Ellis, was 34 and his mother, Ida Martha Handley, was 32. He married Helen V York on 15 June 1935, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States. He lived in New Hope, Wayne, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 October 1996, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Goldsboro, Wayne, North Carolina, United States.

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William Joseph Ellis
Helen V York
Marriage: 15 June 1935

Spouse & Children

15 June 1935
Wayne, North Carolina, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • William M. Ellis


  • Female1880–1965Female



  • Sadie Jemimah Ellis


  • Eva Viola Ellis


  • Female1908–1982Female

  • Irma Helen Ellis


  • Male1913–1996Male

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 5

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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 in household of William M Ellis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Ellis Jr. in household of William Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Joseph Ellis, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"

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