William Joseph Ellis

1896–1964 (Age 68)
United States

The Life of William Joseph

When William Joseph Ellis was born on 3 February 1896, in United States, his father, Ellery Ellis, was 27 and his mother, nora Schmidt, was 56. He married Anna Lou Combs on 22 October 1919, in Wolfe, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Middletown, Middletown, Butler, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 2 October 1964, in Middletown, Butler, Ohio, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

William Joseph Ellis
Anna Lou Combs
Marriage: 22 October 1919
Betty Ellis
Geraldine Ellis
Juanita Ellis
William Junior Ellis
William Ellis, Jr.
Patricia Ellis

Spouse & Children

22 October 1919
Wolfe, Kentucky, United States


  • Betty Ellis


  • Geraldine Ellis


  • Juanita Ellis


  • William Junior Ellis


  • Male1930–1977Male

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Ellery Ellis


  • nora Schmidt




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 4

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

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.

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 Elery Ellis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Ellis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William J Ellis, "United States Census, 1930"

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