Christopher Columbus Ellis Sr.

1886–1946 (Age 60)
Laurel, Sussex, Delaware, United States

The Life of Christopher Columbus

When Christopher Columbus Ellis Sr. was born on 2 May 1886, in Laurel, Sussex, Delaware, United States, his father, James E Ellis, was 75 and his mother, Eliza E Workman, was 36. He married Alice Ellen Bennett on 29 December 1912, in Mardela Springs, Wicomico, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Representative District 5, Sussex, Delaware, United States in 1940. He died on 2 November 1946, in Laurel, Sussex, Delaware, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel Creek, Sussex, Delaware, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Columbus Ellis Sr.
Alice Ellen Bennett
Marriage: 29 December 1912
Christopher Columbus Ellis Jr.

Spouse & Children

29 December 1912
Mardela Springs, Wicomico, Maryland, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • James E Ellis


  • Eliza E Workman




  • Addie Ellis-Phillips


  • Male1875–1962Male

  • Hattie Ellis


  • Amy Ellis


  • Louisa Ellis


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1893 · First U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain

Age 7

The first time that the rank of Ambassador was used was in 1893. When on March 30, 1893, Thomas F. Bayard was appointed Ambassador to Great Britain.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 16

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • Christopher Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Christopher C Ellis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Christopher Ellis, "United States Census, 1940"

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